Who is General & Occupational Safety?

Oversees occupational safety and compliance programs for campus employees including departmental Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) and associated exposure specific plans as required by Cal/OSHA Title 8. Provides departmental oversight of State & Federal Health and Safety Regulations via inspections, incident investigations, safety consultations and hazard specific trainings/presentations. Conducts safety consultation for third party contractor work performed on campus and protocol review for special events upon request. Manages the UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program and associated AED inspections. Serves as responders to the EH&S Serious Injury Hotline and conducts reporting/investigation protocols for occupational incidents/fatalities as required by the state. Serves as the campus liaison for Cal/OSHA Investigations and associated legal matters.

Meet Our Team

Safety and Compliance Manager  Michelle A. Sityar, MPH

Safety Programs Manager   Mike Williams

Senior Safety Specialist  Alex Norris

Senior Safety Specialist  Amanda Cruz

Senior Safety Specialist  Derek Law

Senior Safety Specialist  Robert Magcalas

Safety Specialist Allison Akbaroff

Safety Specialist  Brenda Gonzalez-Garcia

Student Worker

    Campus-Wide

    • Departmental IIPPs (~170 total campus-wide)
    • EH&S Serious Injury Hotline
    • Incident Investigations
    • Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Library
    • UCLA Shop Safety Program
    • High Hazard Operations
      • UCLA Confined Space Program (HHS/FM, Other)
      • UCLA Fall Protection Program (HHS/FM, Other)
      • UCLA Hot Work Program (HHS/FM, Other)
      • UCLA Lock Out Tag Out Program (HHS/FM, Other)
      • UCLA Trenching and Excavation (HHS/FM, Other)
    • UCLA Exposure Control Plan – Bloodborne Pathogens and Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (non-research)
    • UCLA Hazard Communication Program
    • UCLA Heat Illness Prevention Plan
    • UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program
    • UC Field Safety Manual
    • UC Slip Resistant Shoe Program
    • UC Performing Arts Safety Manual
    • Safety Assessments of campus spaces and/or operations
    • Safety Consultation and approvals for special events/third party contractor work

    HHS/FM Specific

    • Green Light for Safety
    • Custodial Safety Olympics
    • Metrics/Annual Strategic Plan
    • Return to Work

    Campus-Wide

    • AED Inspections - UCLA PAD Program units (monthly)
    • Office Inspections (upon request)
    • Shop Inspections (annual)
    • Robotics and Technical Area Inspections (annual)
    • Athletic, Recreational Sports and Aquatic Venue Inspections (annual)
    • Theater and Safety in the Arts Inspections (annual)
    • Slip Meter Assessments (upon request)
    • Safety Bulletin Boards (upon request)
    • Safety Assessments of facility, operation, and/or special event (upon request)
      • Job Walks on multi-employer worksites
      • Safety consultation for third party contractor work performed on campus

    HHS/FM Specific

    • Food & Beverage Inspections (monthly)
    • Custodial Storage Inspections (quarterly)

    Campus Building

    Our clientele includes all campus departments, staff and faculty with designated safety services for Housing & Hospitality and Facilities Management. Safety services for students, visitors, third party contractors and/or special events are provided upon request and in collaboration with the necessary UC counterparts on a case-by-case basis.

    Off-Campus Buildings

    Safety services are offered to off-site locations performing UCLA affiliated operations and/or managed by UCLA employees. These include but are not limited to the following locations:

    • Architecture and Urban Design - IDEAS Lab
    • Capital Programs
    • Fleet Transit Yard
    • Getty Villa (Conservation Lab)
    • Kinross Building
    • Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
    • Marina Aquatic Center
    • Hammer Museum and Billy Wilder Theater
    • UCLA Film and Television Archives and Nitrate Vaults
    • UCLA Warner Graduate Art Studios
    • University Apartments/Off-Campus Graduate Housing Maintenance
    • Science and Technology Research Building (STRB)
    • White Mountain Research Station (upon acquisition rotation)

    Who are our main collaborators?

    • UCLA Insurance & Risk Management (IRM)
    • UCLA Fire Department
    • UCLA Facilities Management (FM)
    • UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services (HHS)
    • UCLA Health
    • UCLA Legal Affairs
    • UC Office of the President (UCOP)
    • UC Systemwide Occupational Safety Workgroup – Chair (Michelle), Co-Chair (Alex)
    • UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Advisory Committee – Chair (Michelle), Co-Chair (Alex)
    • UCLA Academic Shop Safety Committee – Chair (Alex), Co-Chair (Allison)
    • UCLA Sustainability Committee – Member (Michelle for AVC-EH&S Dimock)
    • UCLA Injury Prevention Committee – Rotating Members
    • UCLA Health Environment of Care Committee – Rotating Members
    • UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Safety Committee – Rotating Members
    • UCLA Facilities Management Safety Committee – Rotating Members
    • UCLA HHS Safety Committees – Rotating Members
      • Dining Services
      • On-Campus Housing Maintenance (OCHM)
      • Rooms