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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)