Face coverings are highly recommended for those up to date on vaccinations and required for those not up to date on vaccinations
in indoor spaces on campus and in university owned or operated venues.  


Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.
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Laboratory Safety Evaluation Program 

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Laboratory safety evaluations provide an opportunity to assist departments, faculty, staff and students to identify and correct potential health and safety hazards in research and teaching laboratories.  Laboratory safety evaluations are conducted annually by EH&S personnel to ensure that each laboratory conforms with the safe and healthy work conditions and practices as identified in in the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP), UCR's Chemical Hygiene Plan, federal and state regulations, standards and UC policies. 

For more information about Laboratory Safety Evaluation Program, contact ehslaboratory@ucr.edu or call (951) 827-5528.

In most cases, your EH&S Building Representative will reach out directly to the PI and lab delegates to initiate the Laboratory Safety Evaluation process and provide direct links to schedule an appointment. You can also request a laboratory safety evaluation using our appointment software by selecting the evaluator associated with your main lab building. 

The following instructions will be provided to schedule the appointment:

  1. Select a date and time for the in-person visit that works best for your lab. It can be helpful to have a delegate available to answer questions, discuss the type of work that occurs in your laboratory, and ask any EH&S/safety questions your laboratory might have.
  2. Enter the requested information about the location of items such as your First Aid Kit and Lab Safety Manual.
  3. Select “Confirm booking” to book your appointment.

Once your booking is confirmed, we will review some of the administrative items for your laboratory, such as LHAT and training status, and send you a report so that you have time to make any corrections as needed before the evaluation. Any training or administrative corrections made before the visit will not show as deficiencies on the final report.

Any visits will be made in compliance with campus COVID restrictions and best practices. If we need to reschedule to a later date based on campus condition or laboratory health and safety, please reach out to your evaluator.

For more information, please contact ehslaboratory@ucr.edu

Steps to an Effective Laboratory Safety Evaluation

  1. Perform a workplace hazard assessment using the Laboratory Hazard Assessment (LHAT)

  2. Complete all required training courses

  3. Ensure all lab personnel wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance to lab hazard assessment and UCOP Policy

  4. Review/Update/Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  5. Update chemical inventory for each assigned location using UC Chemicals 

  6. Update Emergency placard using the eContact system

  7. Advertise safety in the laboratory by posting laboratory safety rules,  hazard warning signs and the emergency poster.

  8. Update  Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) 

  9. Provide access to Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  10. Review the laboratory evaluation checklist

  11. Dispose of hazardous waste properly by accessing the Waste Accumulation Storage Tracking (WASTe) system

 

 

Guide for Completing Training in a Laboratory Setting

  1. Review and complete the Laboratory Site Specific Training Checklist for each lab personnel.
  2. Identify and complete additional required training based on hazards present in the laboratory.
  3. Review the Laboratory Safety Manual, which include the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan, Chemical Hygiene Plan, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), etc. 
  4. Document training. 
Building EH&S Representative
Batchelor Hall Pamela See
Bourns Hall Juan Pablo Simonovis
Boyce Hall Patrick Monnig
Boyden Lab JC Sanchez
Biological Sciences Tran Phan
Campbell Amanda Grey
College Building North JC Sanchez
CE-CERT Juan Pablo Simonovis
Chapman Hall Pamela See
Chung Hall Juan Pablo Simonovis
Citrus Containment Facility Tran Phan
Entomology Pamela See
Entomology Museum Pamela See
Fawcett Lab Amanda Grey
Field Research Stations Pamela See
Genomics Nicole Perkins
Geology Ondra Carter
Greenhouses Tiffany Kwok
Growth Chamber Building Tiffany Kwok
Herbarium Tiffany Kwok
Insect Laboratory JC Sanchez
Insectary & Quarantine JC Sanchez
Lathhouses Tiffany Kwok
Life Sciences Pamela See
Multidisciplinary Research Building 1 (MRB1) Tran Phan
Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) Juan Pablo Simonovis
Physics Juan Pablo Simonovis
Pierce Hall Patrick Monnig
Pierce Annex Patrick Monnig
Plant Research 1 Patrick Monnig
Plant Transformation Facility (including Greenhouses 1, 2A, and 3) Nicole Perkins
Psychology Tran Phan
Rubidoux Quarantine Facility Nicole Perkins
Science Laboratories  Ondra Carter
School of Medicine Research (SOMR) Pamela See
Spieth Hall Nicole Perkins
Webber Hall Pamela See