Workplace Safety at UC Berkeley
Workplace Safety Program Overview
California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole University helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury and Illness Prevention Program Policy (IIPP Policy).
Required Workplace Safety Training
The Workplace Safety training is available as an eCourse through the UC Learning Center. This one-time mandatory training for all campus employees (faculty, staff and student employees) provides valuable information on responsibilities, work-related injuries and illnesses, analyzing hazards and applying controls, what to do in a campus emergency, and resources available to you. Access the Workplace Safety online e-course and learn more about workplace safety by reviewing the resources below.
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Use the "Who's your DSC?" tool to find your Department Safety Coordinator.
Hazards are identified, evaluated and corrected as a routine part of planning work and when warranted, through inspections.
Work Related Injuries
This section provides resources and guidance about what you should do when somebody gets hurt at work.
What to Do in an Emergency
Emergency procedure signs are posted near the stairs and elevators in every building. These signs tell you what to do during different emergencies.
Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities
Employees have the responsibility to follow safety procedures, including wearing proper safety equipment and completing appropriate training.
Open two-way communication between management and employees on health and safety issues is essential to an injury-free, productive workplace.