Office of Environment, Health & Safety at UCLA conducts inspections campuswide to:
- Reduce hazard conditions in the lab and workplace
- Maintain compliance with applicable local, state and federal environmental regulations
- Support the University research initiatives
- Assist departments to ensure a safe and hygienic work environment
- Strengthen the rapport between EH&S and campus departments
- Keep UCLA campus aware of existing and updated safety policies
The laboratory inspection is conducted with a lab representative and the process consists of three components: documentation, general lab safety and chemical safety. Safety recommendations may also be made during the inspection process based on the risks assessed in the lab environment.
Biosafety site visits include checkups and comprehensive reviews of facilities, equipment and practices. Consultations, discussions and small group presentations regarding topics of interest are also offered by EH&S Biosafety.
Machine Shop & Technical Area Inspections
EH&S Safety Specialists perform annual safety inspections for all UCLA machine shops and technical areas (dry labs). Inspections generally consist of a review of required documentation, and a walkthrough of the shop which focuses on but is not limited to machine safety, electrical safety, fire/earthquake safety, and chemical handling and storage.
Laser & Photobiological Inspections
Laser & photobiological inspections are managed by the LPS team.
Radiation Safety will contact labs as necessary for radioactive materials and radiation producing machine surveys. For questions about surveys, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vivarium Safety Management Plans
The Animal Research Safety Program performs annual walkthroughs by using the new Safety Plan process for vivariums (animal research facilities). The Safety Plans consist of walkthroughs, collaborative meetings, risk assessments and documentation.