EH&S safety specialists inspect campus shops annually. These inspections are designed to improve shop safety by identifying and correcting hazardous conditions, increasing awareness of safety concerns and promoting regulatory compliance. EH&S-led inspections will be conducted in October and November.
EH&S can also provide shops with inspection assistance or consultation on a full range of issues throughout the year. Contact EH&S at 510-642-3073 with any questions or concerns about the Shop Safety Inspection Program.
Campus safety is a shared responsibility. Faculty and staff, including deans, directors, department chairs and PIs, are directed by campus policy to ensure adherence to safety regulations, principles and practices. The UC Berkeley Shop Safety Program is available to help you manage the hazards associated with various shops and their work activities, and to comply with Cal/OSHA and other regulations concerning shops.
What to Expect
EH&S will provide the inspection questions and propose a date and time for the inspection via email. The inspection is expected to take less than one hour. During the inspection, you may be asked to provide documents related to the shop’s safety procedures and to show various areas of the shop. Reviewing the most recent shop safety self-inspection is a good way to prepare for the EH&S-led inspection.
After the Inspection
Following the EH&S-led inspection, shop managers will receive an email prompting them to review the resulting inspection report. Shop managers must review this inspection report online via Inspect and follow up on any pending items.