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Safety & Compliance

Who is Safety & Compliance?

Our Duties:

  • Oversee 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.
  • Provide departmental oversight of State & Federal Health and Safety Regulations via inspections, incident investigations, safety consultations and hazard specific trainings/presentations.
  • Conduct safety consultation for third-party contractor work performed on campus and provide protocol review for special events upon request.
  • Manage the UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program and associated AED inspections.
  • Responders to the EH&S Serious Injury Hotline and conduct reporting/investigation protocols for occupational incidents/fatalities as required by the state.
  • Campus liaison for Cal/OSHA Investigations and associated legal matters.

Meet Our Team

Safety Programs Manager - Amanda Cruz

Safety Engineer - Josue Romero

Senior Safety Specialist - Essam Eissa

Senior Safety Specialist - Alyssa Hodgson

Senior Safety Specialist - VACANT

Safety Specialist - Jorge Cisneros

Safety Specialist - Estrella Saucedo

Safety Specialist - Emily Lopez


    • 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
    • UCLA Field Safety
    • 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)


    • 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 – Rotating Members
    • UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Advisory Committee – Chair (VACANT), Co-Chair (Alex)
    • UCLA Academic Shop Safety Committee – Chair (Allison), Co-Chair (Alex)
    • UCLA Sustainability Committee – Member (VACANT)
    • 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