Updated On November 23, 2016 - 11:02am

EH&S Programs Awarded for Excellence

 

UCLA Office of Environment, Health and Safety has been honored by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), an international health and safety organization, in the past several years in recognition of our dedication to safety at UCLA.

Each year, colleges and universities around the globe are encouraged to submit summaries of programs which have made a difference on their respective campuses. Entries are judged by their innovation, creativity and problem resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

SOP Template Library wins Solutions at Work Award 

Extensive improvements have been made to the EH&S Laboratory Safety Program to make UCLA EH&S a national leader in lab safety. Programmatic improvements have included overhauling the inspection program, creating user-friendly resources and guidance documents (e.g., Laboratory Safety Manual, safety videos and fact sheets), developing an electronic Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) and expanding the training program for lab safety. These new and more comprehensive tools and procedures help to ensure a viable and more effective Laboratory Safety Program.

 

Laboratory Safety Program wins Solutions at Work Award

Extensive improvements have been made to the EH&S Laboratory Safety Program to make UCLA EH&S a national leader in lab safety. Programmatic improvements have included overhauling the inspection program, creating user-friendly resources and guidance documents (e.g., Laboratory Safety Manual, safety videos and fact sheets), developing an electronic Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT), and expanding the training program for lab safety. These new and more comprehensive tools and procedures help to ensure a viable and more effective Laboratory Safety Program.

 

Hazard Assessment Tool for Shops (HATS) wins Solutions at Work Award

The HATS program also won the Solutions at Work Award for its innovative and standardized approach to identifying hazards in shops and determining corresponding personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect shop workers and students. HATS was modeled after the successful Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool, which identifies hazards in labs and trains staff and students on PPE specific to the hazards they may encounter.

 

 

News and Notes receives Award of Excellence

The EH&S newsletter won the Newsletter Award of Excellence for its relevant articles that provide the campus community with important health and safety information. Judging criteria included: contents, writing, design and distribution. This award is only given to one organization per year.