Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
UC Riverside uses the Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) to identify and communicate hazards present in the laboratory or research area. Once hazards are identified, laboratory members must review and acknowledge the laboratory hazard assessment, complete a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training module via LHAT, and print a voucher to be exchanged for PPE.
For questions or comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 827-5528.
1. Request your Principal Investigator (PI) to add you to their laboratory's hazard assessment roster. *
2. Review your PI's Laboratory Hazard Assessment by selecting laboratory hazard assessment under "Action List."
3. Acknowledge your PI's listed laboratory hazards.
4. Complete the PPE training module via the laboratory hazard assessment (not UC Learning Center).
5. Only when Steps 1-4 are complete, schedule a PPE fitting appointment. Please bring your PPE voucher and photo ID to your scheduled appointment at the EH&S office (395 West Linden Street).
- Request pick up of your lab coat for laundering.
- Drop off laundering at the Campus Business Services - Receiving/Loading Dock located in the Corporation Yard.
Corporation Yard (map)
3401 Watkins Dr., Riverside CA 92507
Located in the southwest corner of Corporate Building B (shared with Facilities Services).
Open 8am - 5pm, Monday – Friday
Phone: (951) 827-5542
The University of California is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all members of the campus community. This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policy is designed to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses for all academic appointees, staff, students, and visitors.
Minimum Attire and PPE when working with, or adjacent to, hazardous material use areas within a Laboratories/Technical Areas:
- Full length pants (or equivalent) and closed toe/heel shoe attire
- Laboratory coats (or equivalent protective garments)
- Protective eyewear
- Protective gloves
Where is Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)?
EH&S Building is located at the intersection of Pentland Way and Linden Street, next to the Transportation and Parking Services (TAPS) office. Location Map
Do I need to schedule an appointment to get PPE?
Yes. The process takes approximately 15 minutes and includes selection of PPE, fitting of PPE, and customizing of PPE. It is important that you book an appointment so the necessary time is allotted for your visit.
What do I bring to my appointment?
Bring your PPE voucher and a form of ID. We need to verify that we are outfitting the right person.
How do I obtain a voucher?
Once you have acknowledged the hazard assessment and completed the PPE training video, you will be able to download the voucher. Bring a hard-copy of your voucher to your scheduled PPE appointment.
Who completes the hazard assessment?
Your PI completes the laboratory hazard assessment, and you will review and acknowledge it.
Can I pick up PPE for myself and a fellow lab member?
No, only the individual who scheduled an appointment can collect their own PPE. The fitting component is requisite for PPE therefore proxies are not acceptable.
How can I get my lab coat laundered?
The campus storehouse offers laundering services for a nominal fee when an FAU number is provided. Visit the Request Lab Coat Laundering website or contact storehouse staff (x:2-5542) to learn more.
I'm having issues with Risk and Safety Solutions suite (such as LHAT). How do I clear my browser cache?
Clearing your browser cache will resolve most issues when using the UC Safety suite of applications. Follow the instructions below for your preferred browser.:
- Mozilla Firefox: Open the browser and click on the three horizontal lines near the top right of the window and click "Options". In the box that pops up, click on the "Advanced" tab. Within "Advanced" find the "Network" tab in the middle. There is a section that says "Cached Web Content". Click the "Clear now" box next to it.
- Google Chrome: Open the browser and click on the three horizontal lines near the top right of the window and click "Settings". Scroll down and near the bottom, click "Show advanced Settings". In the "Privacy" section, click the button that says "Clear browsing data". In the drop down menu, choose "the last four weeks" and only check the "Cookies and other site and plug-in d
- Internet Explorer: Open the browser and click the gear icon near the top right of the window and choose "Internet options". In the "General" tab, find the "Browsing history" section and click "Delete". Check the boxes for "Temporary Internet files and w