EH&S Programs Awarded for Excellence

SOP Template Library, Laboratory Safety Program, Hazard Assessment Tool for Shops, and News & Notes newsletter awarded for excellence.

UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety has been honored by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), an international health and safety organization, in the past several years in recognition of our dedication to safety at UCLA.

Rat Infestation

Rat infestation on CHS loading dock, including the medical waste accumulation site. Don't forget to secure the lids on the medical waste barrels!

Recently there was a large rat nest discovered and removed on the B-loading dock of CHS. Shortly thereafter a rat was observed coming out of a biohazard container in the medical waste accumulation site at the CHS B-loading dock. The rat was attempting to enter a biohazard bag that contained used rodent cages but only managed to breach the outer bag.

UC Policies on Lab Safety

Find out how a change in UCOP policy regarding laboratory safety training and minors in labs and shops can impact you and your program.

As part of a system-wide effort to improve and implement best practices across all ten UC campuses, UCOP promulgated two new policies regarding laboratory safety. In most cases, the requirements outlined in both policies mirror current UCLA procedures.