UC Irvine employees are expected to maintain a high level of health and safety in all activities and assigned spaces, and are required to follow stringent environmental protection regulations to help maintain the quality of life in Southern California. UCI staffs a department of more than 40 environmental health and safety (EH&S) specialists to assist employees achieve and maintain environmental health and safety excellence. If you are not familiar with the specialist who can assist you, your first contact should be the EH&S coordinator for the School of Physical Sciences. Many problems can be quickly solved, questions answered and resources obtained through the coordinator.

EH&S, and your coordinator, can assist in many areas including:

  • Chemical safety
  • Biological safety
  • Radiation safety
  • Environmental issues
  • Fire safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Laboratory safety
  • Injury and illness prevention
  • Emergency response
  • Environmental health and safety training

Your coordinator has a direct role in:

  • Laboratory safety surveys
  • Building safety surveys
  • Accident investigations
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Laboratory moves
  • Injury and illness prevention in laboratories

For additional information, visit UC Irvine EH&S home page.