Controlled Substances News- Buprenorphine Extended Release

NEW Ethiqa XR is almost here! 

Ethiqa XR is the only pharmaceutical-grade extended-release buprenorphine specifically developed for use in mice and rats. It provides 72 hours of FDA-affirmed analgesia with just one low-viscosity injection.

This product is estimated to be available through our vendor MWI Animal Health end of February. Pre-orders are currently being accepted. 



Winter Holiday Service Schedule

Notice of Service Changes

UCLA Office of EH&S will be closed Saturday, December 21, 2019 and reopening on Thursday, January 2, 2020. All services will be impacted. No visitors will be able to access the office during the closure. Please plan accordingly.

Changes to Hazardous Wastes Pick-up Schedules

All pick-ups closed December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020. All Services will recommence on January 2, 2020.

Hazardous Waste & Biological Waste


Winter Holiday Service Schedule Incoming Radioactive Package Receipt
  • The Radiation Safety Office will NOT be open or able to receive radioisotope orders from Monday, December 23rd, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 due to the mandatory UCLA winter closure.
  • The RS Office has notified vendors that we will be unable to receive radioisotope orders during this time period. To ensure that your research is not adversely affected during the closure, all radioisotope orders must be received by the RS Office no later than December 14th, 2019.

Safety Training Compliance Made Easier in 2020

In January 2020, EH&S will begin offering a customized safety training matrices in Worksafe to help track training requirements and ensure safety and compliance for employees. Please see the attached informational flyer, training request form, and other documents (below) for more information. 

Part of the UCLA Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), the training matrix allows departments to identify and close gaps in safety training. Matrices are customized for each unit, making it easy to assign and track required Cal/OSHA Title 8 training with customized reports..

Controlled Substance News- Winter Closure and Ordering

Winter Closure and Ordering 2019-20 Winter Holiday Closure

UCLA will close between Saturday, December 21, 2019, and Wednesday, January 1, 2020, with plans to reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The closure period includes four University paid holidays (December 24, 25, 31, 2019, and January 1, 2020) and four days that are not paid holidays (December 23, 26, 27 and 30, 2019).

The Controlled Substance Program will be closed during this time.

The last day to place an orders is 12/16/2019 by end of day. 

Radioactive Waste Pickup Schedule

Radiation Safety has updated the waste pickup schedule starting Dec 1, 2019 Radiation Safety Program

The Radiation Safety Office has updated the radioactive waste pickup schedule, which will take effect starting December 1, 2019.





Fall Research Safety Fair

Join us for for the 2019 Fall Research Safety Fair Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  Interact with your colleagues in Environment, Health and Safety, learn about new programs, and register to win prizes! 

  • Ask Questions 
  • Get Answers
  • Win Prizes 

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Neuroscience Research Building Atrium and Auditorium 132

Registration coming soon!

UC Chemicals Warning on Isopropanol

Dear UC Chemicals users,

Many of you have received warnings in the UC Chemicals system indicating that your isopropanol (also known as isopropyl alcohol) is a peroxide-forming chemical and has expired. Please be aware that EH&S does not consider isopropanol to be capable under normal handling and storage conditions of forming organic peroxides, and does not regulate it as such. While EH&S always recommends disposing of chemicals which you no longer need, you are not required to dispose of your isopropanol at this time.

Radiofrequency Exposure from Wireless Local Area Networks Facts

What is Wi-Fi?

Wireless computer networks have become commonplace in our lives. The wireless technology that we use every day to surf the internet and complete tasks relies upon an extensive network of fixed antennas, or base stations (Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) devices), relaying information with radiofrequency (RF) signals within the ranges of 2.4-2.5 GHz and 5.7-5.9 GHz.


What are the regulatory requirements?

2018 End of Year Closure

December 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019 Notice of Service Changes

UCLA Office of EH&S will be closed Saturday, December 22, 2018 and reopening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. All services will be impacted. No visitors will be able to access the office during the closure. Please plan accordingly.

Changes to Hazardous Wastes Pick-up Schedules

All pick-ups closed the week of December 22 - January 1. All Services will recommence on January 2, 2019.

UCLA EH&S Presents Distinguished Service Awards to EPTA

Anderson School of Business EPTA Awards

On December 13, 2017, Assistant Vice Chancellor Colin Dimock from UCLA’s Office of Environment, Health & Safety presented Distinguished Service Awards to the Emergency Preparedness Team at Anderson (EPTA) on behalf of Chancellor Gene Block, Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck and Emergency Management Director Art Kirkland.

2017 - 2018 Winter Closure

December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018

Offices and services re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Changes to Service

During the closure, there will be no appointments or office hours at EH&S.

Emergency Management and Fire will be on-call for emergency purposes only.

Make sure you download the Bruins Safe app and bookmark Bruins Safe Online for up to date emergency information at UCLA.

EH&S Townhall Today

August 29, 2017 at 1:30pm

Thank you for joining EH&S Townhall for open discussions on the changes and progress happening now.

CDPH Announcement - Visiting UCLA in November.  Read Details

I.N. for Safety Winners have been announced.  Find Out More

I.N. for Safety Winners Announced

Quarter 1 Nomination Winners

We are happy to announce the recognized individuals as Initiative Nominees for Safety winners. Their dedication to safety is appreciated by their colleagues and UCLA. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Safety Oversight Committee (OSOC), has chosen several individuals to be recognized for their efforts towards creating a safe work environment.

Read about the I.N for Safety program and the list of winners.

Animals on Campus - DRAFT FOR REVIEW

UCLA Policy 135: Animals on Campus - DRAFT FOR REVIEW, to be posted for 30 days for review.

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UCLA Policy 135: Animals on Campus - DRAFT FOR REVIEW

Issuing Officer: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Environment, Health and Safety
Responsible Dept: Environment, Health & Safety
Effective Date: TBD
Supersedes: UCLA Policy 135, Pets on Campus, dated August 18, 2003