Eligibility & Prizes



Any campus research laboratory that has been inspected by EH&S lab safety, biosafety, radiation safety, or laser safety programs between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 is eligible for these awards. Any lab with annual or bi-annual inspections performed by EH&S staff is automatically evaluated for an award.

Category Prizes

All category award winners will receive the following:

  • Door ribbon
  • A lunch party for the research group
  • A certificate signed by the Vice Chancellor of Research in acknowledgment of the lab’s accomplishment

Grand Prize

One of the eight category winners will be selected for outstanding performance among the top-performing labs. In addition to the prizes, the winner of the grand prize University of California, Berkeley Award for Excellence in Laboratory Safety will receive a safety bear trophy presented by the Vice Chancellor of Research at the award ceremony.