Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
UC Riverside uses Assessment (LHAT) to identify and communicate hazards present in the laboratory or research area. Once hazards are identified, laboratory members can take appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) training and print a voucher to be exchanged for PPE.
For questions or comments, please email us or call (951) 827-4254.
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.
Hand Protection for Liquid Pyrophoric Research Activities
UC Riverside researchers who work with pyrophoric materials outside of an inert atmosphere glove box are required to wear:
To resolve a series of Cal/OSHA citations, UC Berkeley entered into a settlement agreement ("FR Glove Settlement") that requires employees working with liquid pyrophorics outside of an inert atmosphere glove box environment to wear chemically resistant outer gloves on top of flame resistant (FR) inner liners. It is Cal/OSHA's position that the use of FR gloves or liners in this context is legally required by its Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand protection regulations and the same standard of protection would likely be required by Cal/OSHA at all UC campuses.
As part of the glove distribution process, researchers must be provided training on the hand protection requirement, the revised standard operating procedures (SOPs), how to properly put on (don), take off (doff) and care for the gloves. Contact EH&S to schedule an in-person training for your research group.
Pyrophoric Materials Specific Hand Protection Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Where is Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)?
EH&S Building is located at the top of Linden Street, next to TAPS. 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 printed voucher and some form of ID. We need to verify that we are outfitting the right person.
Can I pick Up PPE for myself and a fellow lab member?
No. Only the individual named on the voucher can collect his/her 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 UC Safety Programs (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