In response to UCR’s campus closure, the EH&S office is closed. Critical functions related to emergency response coordination, hazardous waste collection and delivery of research materials under the purview of EH&S including radiation packages and controlled substances are operational, however may experience delay.
If you have safety emergency such as a hazardous material spill, injury or illness, contact UCPD at (951) 827-5222 or 911 on a cellular device.
You can still report an incident, injury, or safety concern using the online reporting tool. For general inquiries, please email us at email@example.com and our remote staff will respond to your concerns by the next business day.
Programs & Services
We provide technical assistance, consulting and regulatory compliance support in a variety of areas.
Prevents against infectious agents and biohazardous materials. Regulation of bloodborne pathogens, Biological Use Authorization (BUA), Exposure Control Plans, Biosafety Cabinets, High Containment Labs and more.
Protects against chemicals that pose risk to people or property. Oversight of chemical hygiene plans (CHP), chemical inventory, placards, hazardous materials, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and more
Regulates federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) scheduled or listed controlled substances and California precursor chemicals. Oversight of orders, Controlled Substance Use Authorization (CSUA), storage requirements, use logs, and disposal.
Management of compliance with environmental regulations, including outdoor air quality, surface water quality including UCR CleanWater Phase II MS4 stormwater program, and remediation.
Protects worker health and safety and implementation of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Oversight of asbestos, fume hoods, hearing conservation, indoor air quality, mold remediation, personal protective equipment (i.e., respirators), and more.
Provides safety guidelines for hazards found in the laboratory and research setting. Oversight of , Laboratory Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Laboratory Evaluations, field safety, Laboratory Safety Officers (LSO) program, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and more.
Prevents human health and diseases caused by environmental factors. Oversight of Food Permits, swimming pool inspections, communicable diseases, vector control and drinking water quality.
Regulates ionizing and non-ionizing radiation such that exposure is as low as reasonably achievable. Facilitates safe use, design, and implementation of lasers. Oversight of campus Laser Safety Manual, Radiation Use Authorization (RUA), and the Radiation Safety Manual.
Protects worker health and safety and implementation of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Oversight of ergonomics, compressed gas, drones, fall control, hearing conservation, heat stress prevention, personal protective equipment, safety engineering, shop safety, and more.
Delivers classes, records, and resources for learning about health and safety responsibilities. Oversight of schedule of classes, transcripts, online training courses, needs assessment, publications, and videos.
Servicing of hazardous chemical, radioactive, and biohazardous waste. Oversight of hazardous and biohazardous waste using the online WASTe program, and radioactive waste pickups using UC Radiation.