Environmental Health & Safety


We provide technical assistance, consulting, and regulatory compliance support in a variety of fields.

Prevents against infectious agents and biohazardous materials. Regulation of bloodborne pathogens, Biological Use Authorization (BUA), Exposure Control Plans, and Biosafety Cabinets.
Business Continuity
Facilitates resumption of university activities in the event of a major disaster. Oversight of business continuity plans using the UC Ready planning tool.
Controlled Substances
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.
Emergency Management
Manages incident preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. Management of emergency communications, campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), emergency procedures, and BSEC/BES program.
Environmental Health
Prevents human health and diseases caused by environmental factors. Oversight of Food Permits, swimming pool inspections, and water quality.
Environmental Programs
Management of compliance with environmental regulations, including air quality, remediation, and water quality. Management of UCRCleanWater Phase II Small MS4 stormwater program.
Fire & Life Safety
Prevents loss of life and property resulting from fire related incidents. Management of fire prevention, fire inspections, and fire protection engineering.
  Hazardous Materials & Compressed Gas
Protects against chemicals that pose significant risk to people or property. Oversight of chemical inventory, placards, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Compressed Gas Safety Program. 
  Laboratory / Research
Provides safety guidelines for hazards found in the laboratory and research setting. Oversight of chemical hygiene plans (CHP), Laboratory Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Laboratory Audits, field safety, and Laboratory Safety Officers (LSO) program.
Facilitates safe use, design, and implementation of lasers. Oversight of laser machine registration (Class 3B and Class 4) and the campus Laser Safety Manual.
Regulates ionizing and non-ionizing radiation such that exposure is as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Oversight of radioactive materials, the campus Broad Scope License, Radiation Safety Committee, Radiation Use Authorization (RUA), and the Radiation Safety Manual.
  Safety and Industrial Hygiene
Protects worker health and safety and implementation of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). Oversight of ergonomics, fall control, fume hoods, hearing conservation, heat stress prevention, indoor air quality, mold remediation, personal protective equipment (i.e., respirators), safety engineering, and more. Implementation of the Integrated Safety & Environmental Management (ISEM) program.
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. Manages network of Department Safety Coordinators.
  Travel and Field Safety
Register for your trip away from campus and receive an insurance card to obtain assistance when a medical emergency or threatening situation occurs. Plan for a safe field excursion with the Field Operational Planner.
  Waste Management
Servicing of hazardous chemical, radioactive, and biohazardous waste. Oversight of hazardous waste using the Online Tag Program (OTP), and Biohazardous / Radioactive waste pickups.



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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu