Workplace Exposure Assessment

The Workplace Exposure Assessment Program is established at UCLA in order to evaluate potential personal exposures to hazardous substances. The program consists of a variety of activities implemented to evaluate a person’s exposure, including observation of job routine, evaluation of work place control measures, and environmental sampling. Several types of sampling are performed by Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) depending on the nature of the chemical hazard, the frequency of chemical use, and the way the chemical is handled.

Chemical exposure monitoring is often initiated by EH&S and can also be provided upon request. Some of the typical chemicals, which are monitored at UCLA, include:

  • Asbestos
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hazardous laboratory chemicals
  • Solvent based materials
  • Chemical carcinogens or extremely toxic substances

Industrial Hygiene
Phone: (310) 794-5727

 

Laboratory Safety
Phone: (310) 206-8204