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Chemical Safety @ EH&S

Chem Safety


What Chemical Safety Does

The Chemical 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.  Our primary area of expertise is chemical safety but we also focus on laboratory-related issues around the working environment. Chemical safety also conducts consultations, site assessments, trainings and responds to lab emergencies.

Meet the Team!

 Chemical Hygiene Officer - Christopher Kolodziej

Associate Chemical Hygiene Officer - VACANT

Senior Chemical Safety Specialist - Brian Young

Chemical Safety Specialist - Karla Barahona

Chemical Safety Specialist  - Lizette Enriquez

Chemical Inventory Specialist - Allison Hui 

Find your Chemical Safety Specialist by Building


  • Safety First - How Can We Help?
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan

    Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)

    Chemical Inventory System (UC Chemicals)

    Universal Door Cards

    Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Template Library 


  • Who Are Our Clients?

  • UCLA research labs with hazardous chemicals

    UCLA-affiliated research labs and teaching community

  • Who Are Our Main Collaborators?

  • Chemical and Physical Safety Committee (CPSC)

    Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research Safety Oversight Committee (OSOC)

    Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration (RSAWA)

    Facilities Management

    UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)

  • ChemTag Program

  • In 2018, UC Davis launched the ChemTag program to improve the efficiency of chemical inventory management through faster reconciliation of chemicals. This ensures that lab inventories are in compliance with the safety regulations and campus policies. The program utilizes the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) Chemicals application to easily locate chemicals and share chemicals within the campus community. RFID does not only speed up this process compared to using regular barcodes, but also improve the overall safety on campus as the accurate identities and location of chemicals are known.  


    Here are some links to help you get started: 

    ChemTag Program Flyer

    UC Chemicals Tutorials 

    RSS How to Page for UC Chemicals