Health and Safety

UC Berkeley has three central offices which are responsible for providing health and safety information and support: The Office of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), University Health Services (UHS), and the UC Police Department.

The Office of Environment, Health and Safety has responsibility for establishing and maintaining programs to provide safe and healthy campus facilities that comply with related standards and regulations. Areas of responsibility include injury and illness prevention, indoor air quality, Cal/OSHA inspection coordination, occupational and industrial safety, sanitation, chemical fume hood operations, environmental health, and respiratory protection. More information on health and safety programs is available on the EH&S web site.

University Health Services is responsible for administering the UC Berkeley campus Workers' Compensation Program, providing medical care for work-related injuries and illnesses, and coordinating vocational rehabilitation to help faculty and staff with work-related or non work-related disabilities stay on the job through accommodation. Injury and illness prevention services include medical screening and immunization programs, ergonomics, employee assistance and eldercare counseling, work/life and worksite health promotion. More information on disability management services is available on the University Health Services web site.

TheUC Berkeley Police Department provides crime prevention education, emergency preparedness, and campus safety programs. Information on all facets of physical security issues including safety programs and services, prevention strategies, crime statistics, and instructions on how to report a crime is available on the UCPD web site.

Administrative officials have oversight responsibility for designing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Each department on campus is responsible for documenting and implementing its own Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). More information on the Injury and Illness Prevention Program can be found on the EH&S web site.