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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.
  • 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