Workplace Safety

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

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@...

HEPA Air Cleaner

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Air cleaning is one of several methods of reducing indoor air pollutants. Many factors need to be considered in determining whether the use of an air cleaner is appropriate in a particular setting. Review the following HEPA Air Cleaner Fact Sheet.

EH&S is available to provide technical information and guidance; however, the ultimate decision to purchase and use an air cleaner is...

COVID-19 Phase 4 Research Operations

April 16, 2021

On March 31, 2021 Alameda County and the City of Berkeley transitioned to the Orange (“Moderate”) Tier in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Given low rates of COVID-19 cases among on-campus researchers and rising availability of vaccines in the community, campus leadership has approved additional on-campus research access under a new Phase 4.

Phase 4: Occupancy by Square Footage (1 person per 125 sq. ft.)


Working with Radiation

Radiation sources must be used as described by approved Standard Operating Procedures listed on an active Radiation Use Authorization.

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Please follow the steps below:

Log in to the online Radiation Safety Information System (RSIS) and put in a request...

Required Training | EHS 207: Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

May 5, 2022
UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

UPDATE: UC Berkeley has updated its COVID-19 safety training course with additional information required by the COVID-19 prevention emergency regulation (8 CCR 3205), which was readopted with changes on 4/22/2022. This...