Face Covers are Required for all individuals regardless of vaccination status effective 7/28 and until further notice per CDPH
Physical distancing is no longer required
Staff/Faculty may request a face covering from EH&S. Students may request a face covering from The Well.

Safety Orientation

Safety Orientation Training. Read the campus announcement about the new Safety Orientation course.

Coronavirus: Updated Signage

Coronavirus Information & Updates Visit the Coronavirus page for updates on COVID-19, including information on: - News - Cases - Daily Wellness Check - Research - Return to Campus protocols ... and more Download the REVISED Keep Yourself Healthy Poster. View other COVID-19 printable resources

Annual Asbestos Notification 2021

Read the Annual Campus Asbestos Notification for 2021. If you have any questions, please contact ehsIH@ucr.edu or call EHS at 951-827-5528

Air Quality Updates and Wildfire Smoke Protection

Due to recent wildfire activity there is increased concern over air quality levels in Southern California. Refer to the current Air Quality levels for Riverside, CA. For more guidance and resources, review our Wildfire Smoke webpage and training.

Flu Vaccine 2020

To support the health and well-being of UC students, faculty and staff and our communities, the University of California (in consultation with UC Health leadership) has issued a system wide executive order requiring all members of the UC community to receive an influenza immunization before November 1, 2020. For more information refer to the UCOP...

Mercury Thermometer Exhcange program

Help UCR become Mercury Free by: Reduce the health and environmental risks of mercury pollution, Reduce the time spent cleaning up broken mercury thermometers and, Exchange mercury thermometers with spirit-filled thermometers for FREE. To exchange your thermometer, follow these three easy steps 1. Complete this short Request Form 2. Generate a WASTe tag for your...

Pierce Hall Insulation Testing Report

On September 20, 2019, Omega Environmental, at the request of Environmental Health & Safety, conducted a survey of the Pierce Hall south (first floor) ceiling insulation. The report linked below provides detailed information about what was found. Several different types of testing were performed and in short, the staining on the insulation is not hazardous...
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Pierce Hall Flooring Removal Testing Results - Weekend 9/27-29

The flooring and ceilings were removed from the south wing second floor and remainder of the first floor of Pierce Hall 9/27-9/29/2019. The flooring was 9"x9" non-friable asbestos-containing tile. The ceiling materials removed did not contain asbestos. All work was done under containment to prevent infiltration of dust to adjacent areas. HEPA vacuums and air...
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Pierce Hall Testing Results - Post abatement Pierce Hall third Floor flooring

The flooring and ceilings were removed from the Third floor of Pierce Hall 9/20-9/22/2019. The flooring was 9"x9" non-friable asbestos-containing tile. The ceiling materials removed did not contain asbestos. All work was done under containment to prevent infiltration of dust to adjacent areas. HEPA vacuums and air cleaners were employed to control silica dust as...

Pierce Hall Waterproofing Odors in Building

Thursday 9/19 a strong chemical smell was reported to EH&S from second-floor occupants. Rebecca Lally from EH&S responded and sampled the air to determine if the area was safe to occupy. The levels of chemical vapors in the air were very low and while the smell was strong the area was determined safe to occupy...

Pierce Hall Flooring Removal Testing Results - Weekend 9/13-15

The flooring and ceilings were removed from the Third floor of Pierce Hall 9/13-9/15/2019. The flooring was 9"x9" non-friable asbestos-containing tile. The ceiling materials removed did not contain asbestos. All work was done under containment to prevent infiltration of dust to adjacent areas. HEPA vacuums and air cleaners were employed to control silica dust as...

Construction Update: Upcoming Flooring and ceiling removals during September

TO: ALL PIERCE HALL OCCUPANTS AND DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP This notification is to provide you with a comprehensive plan and schedule for corridor demo/abatement work scheduled through the month of September. We hope this advance notification will allow ample time to plan ahead and to mitigate any potential impacts for occupants and scheduled events. Please note...

Ambient Environmental Post Abatement Asbestos Air Clearance Report

August 31, 2019 The flooring and ceilings were removed from the center wing of Pierce Hall 8/30-9/1/2019. The flooring was 9"x9" non-friable asbestos-containing tile. The ceiling materials removed did not contain asbestos. All work was done under containment to prevent infiltration of dust to adjacent areas. HEPA vacuums and air cleaners were employed to control...

Pierce Hall Work Planned for 8.30-9.6.2019 - LIMITED ACCESS

Good Afternoon, The night of August 30th, at 10:00 P.M., demolition of the center wing hallway, ceiling and floor, will begin. The work will be accomplished in two phases and will be completed by September 6th at 10:00 P.M. Linked here is a floor plan outlining the work areas: https://bit.ly/326GVAO Phase 1 will consist of...

Pierce Hall Renovation Sampling Reports

Below you will find links to all of the testing and reports for Pierce Hall that have been completed since July 7, 2019 as part of and in response to the first floor flooring abatement concerns. August 20, 2019 - Omega Environmental Report on Respirable Silica & Total Dust Pierce Hall July 19, 2019 -...

Occupant Meeting Scheduled tomorrow (July 16) 1PM Rm 2226

Please share this email with your colleagues PIERCE HALL OCCUPANT NOTICE Re: Occupant Meeting Scheduled tomorrow (July 16) 1PM Rm 2226 July 15, 2019 If you were unable to attend the meeting on July 11 or have any additional questions, Planning Design and Construction, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and representatives from the Contractor...

Pierce Hall Renovation Update

July 11, 2019 Planning Design and Construction, Environmental Health and Safety, Risk Management and a representative from the Contractor will be present from 1PM to 3PM today in Pierce Hall Room 2226 to answer questions and to provide additional information. We encourage anyone with questions to attend. For more information on potential health effects from...

PIERCE HALL OCCUPANT NOTICE

All, Please share this will all Pierce occupants. Copies of this notice will be posted on all doors in Pierce Hall. PIERCE HALL OCCUPANT NOTICE Re: SOUTH WING RENOVATION WORK July 10, 2019 On Friday, July 5 through Sunday July 7,2019 renovation work, including asbestos abatement, took place on the first floor south wing corridor...