Workplace Safety

The campuswide Workplace Safety Program serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. 

What is the role of the Lab Worker?

Once added by their PI/Delegate, Lab Workers receive an email invitation to register with the LHAT. They log in and review their hazard assessment and list of recommended PPE. They make an appointment for a PPE fitting, print out their voucher and bring it to their PPE fitting appointment.

How does a worker get their name added to the LHAT?

All lab member names listed in the...

What is the role of the Delegate?

The Delegate acts on behalf of the PI to manage the list of lab members and complete the hazard assessment. The Delegate should be knowledgeable about what types of work are done and hazards are present in the lab. Most PIs choose their lab manager or lab safety contact to be the Delegate. There can be more than one delegate.

Can I do everything a PI does?

Once assigned as a Delegate by your PI, you have access to all PI functionality except certifying the hazard assessment and adding lab groups.

The Delegate is generally the lab safety...

What is the role of a Principal Investigator (PI)?

PIs must begin the LHAT process for their research group by logging in to the LHAT; they can choose to do the hazard assessment themselves or assign a delegate to do it. After all hazard assessment questions are answered, the PI certifies that the LHAT is complete. This gives lab members access to the list of recommended PPE.

What can only the PI do?

"Add a lab group" – it’s common for some lab members to do work that is different from what other members of the group do and they might need different PPE. For example a chemistry research...

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Awareness and Safety Information for UC Berkeley Employees

August 15, 2022

The risk of getting infected with Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) is very low for the general public. However, as this comes on the heels of the Coronavirus and all the public health concerns that it has raised, it’s important to get informed about the risks of MPXand what you can do to protect yourself.

The campus Workplace Safety Program empowers and expects all employees to integrate health and safety considerations into their decisions and activities. Managers and supervisors have...

UC Systemwide Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Guidance

University of California of the President

The following guidance is based on what is currently known about Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) and is intended for University of California campus locations (including ANR, LBNL and UCOP locations). It is based on MPX-specific factors and characteristics including but not limited to mode of transmission, morbidity and mortality, vaccine availability, and healthcare capacity. University locations should maintain flexibility in their response to MPX and be ready to adjust rapidly to a change in public health conditions....

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX), Facilities Services

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Facilities Services

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Illness Prevention - Facilities Services Custodial Services, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX), Custodial

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Residential & Student Services Programs
Division of Student Affairs

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Illness Prevention - Housing Custodial Services, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis or JSAs describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.

Getting Started with Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

How do I write or find a JSA? The objective of providing this library is to:

Improve safety awareness among staff Decrease injury rates Make effective JSA resources available to the entire UC Berkeley campus

Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)

Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) is a web-based application that enables researchers to identify hazards in their labs or research areas. Upon completion of LHAT, you will receive a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommendation voucher—based on your lab’s assessment—that will make you eligible for the EH&S free PPE giveaway program.

Note: It may take up to a day for roster changes on L@B to reflect on LHAT. Please contact service@...