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UCLA Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S)

EH&S Overview

The Laboratory Safety Team at EH&S is comprised of specialists from various scientific backgrounds providing support to labs for compliance with campus policies and safety regulations. Their primary area of expertise is chemical safety but also focus on laboratory-related issues around the working environment. Laboratory safety also conducts consultations, site assessments, trainings and responds to lab emergencies.
See UCLA Environment, Health & Safety for more information.

All Tenants working in a laboratory must contact CNSI’s assigned EH&S Lab Safety Specialist to set up the lab (https://ehs.ucla.edu/lab-safety). All Tenants and their employees must review and comply with campus policies and safety regulations in addition to any Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.

EH&S Checklist for Setting Up a Laboratory: https://ucla.app.box.com/ehs-setting-up-a-lab

All Tenants and their employees must adhere to the following safety requirements as applicable:


General Lab Requirementshttps://ehs.ucla.edu/inspections/lab-safety/general

  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Safety
  • Earthquake Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Documentation Required – https://ehs.ucla.edu/inspections/lab-safety/documentation

  • Laboratory Safety Fundamentals Training
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) review and sign-off
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Lab Site Safety Orientation Training
  • Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
  • Chemical Inventory


Chemical Safety – https://ehs.ucla.edu/inspections/lab-safety/chemical

  • Chemical Storage/Compatibility
  • Fume Hoods
  • Miscellaneous Engineering Controls
  • Hazardous Waste Management


UCLA-Specific Safety Policies:

UCLA Policy 905: Research Laboratory Personal Safety and Protective Equipment
http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/pdf/905.pdf

UCLA Policy 907: Safe Handling of Particularly Hazardous Substances
http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/pdf/907.pdf

UC Laboratory Safety Training Policy
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3500598/LabSafetyTraining

UC Minors in Laboratories and Shops Policy
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3500602/MinorsLabsShops

UCLA EH&S Fact Sheets
https://ehs.ucla.edu/documents/factsheets


How to Report an Incident:

If this is an emergency, dial 911 immediately. Other reporting methods can be found here: https://ehs.ucla.edu/report