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 EHS 502 Training
The EHS 502 Workplace Safety Program 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 EHS 502 online e-course and learn more about workplace safety by reviewing the resources below.
(Reference: April 29, 2019 CalMessage).