Environmental Health & Safety

Laboratory Safety Policies

Three policies have been developed in response to the UC Regents Agreement which requires laboratory personnel to complete training, wear personal protective equipment (PPE), abide by policies and procedures, and report injuries / illnesses to Cal/OSHA. The University additionally places restrictions on the presence of minors (under the age of 18) in laboratories and shops.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Effective March 31, 2014 all workers who occupy or enter a laboratory must wear full length pants and closed toe shoes. Those who work with (or adjacent to) hazardous materials must wear additional protective clothing, as determined by a PPE hazard assessment.

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Effective October 31, 2013 all workers who enter a laboratory must complete Laboratory Safety (Fundamentals) training (and renew their training every 3 years). Additional training requirements must be completed as determined by a training needs assessment..

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Minors in the
Laboratories / Shops

Effective October 31, 2013 minors (including children of laboratory personnel) are not permitted in laboratories or shops; with a few exceptions. There are also legal restrictions placed on minors in areas involving the vivaria, hazardous chemicals, biohazards, and radiation.

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Management of Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE)

The University of California is committed to achieving excellence in providing a healthy and safe working environment, and to supporting environmentally sound practices in the conduct of University activities. It is University policy to comply with all applicable health, safety, and environmental protection laws, regulations and requirements. To meet this standard of excellence, the University implements management initiatives and best practices to systematically integrate health, safety, and environmental considerations and sustainable use of natural resources into all activities. All University activities are to be conducted in a manner that ensures the protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, the public, property, and the environment.

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