Safety Oversight Committee To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty, Principal Investigators, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts Dear Colleagues: Principal Investigators (PIs) of research laboratories that are ending their supervision of the laboratories, for example due to retirement or new employment, have an obligation to ensure that they do not leave hazardous materials (biologics, chemicals, gas cylinders, equipment, radioisotopes) … Read More
To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Vice Chancellors, and Vice Provosts Re: Promulgation of UCLA Policy 906: Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety Dear Colleagues: The formal review process for UCLA Policy 906: Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety has been completed in accordance with UCLA Policy 100. Your comments and suggestions regarding the interim policy helped shape the final policy, which has been … Read More
To the Campus Community: UCLA is committed to providing a robust learning environment for our students, including laboratory work consistent with their experience. Effective immediately, we have implemented an interim Undergraduate Researcher Laboratory Safety Policy (Policy 906), which outlines the necessary safety requirements and prohibitions on research and other activities that involve undergraduate student researchers and highly hazardous materials. The … Read More
The Office of the Vice Chancellor Safety Oversight Committee (OSOC) is charged with promoting a safe work environment for all staff working in research and teaching laboratories on campus. In an effort to ensure that issues identified during lab safety inspections are adequately addressed and corrected within a timely matter, the committee established a 3-tiered Laboratory Safety Compliance Procedure (LSCP).
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Pursuant to UCLA Policy 811, all members of the UCLA community are required to conduct university operations in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations as well as with university health and safety standards and practices. UCLA Policy 996 empowers the CPSC to promote a safe working environment with respect to chemical and physical hazards in all research and teaching laboratories on campus, as well as shops that support research activities. The Committee advises and reports to the Chancellor through the Vice Chancellor for Research.
The mandate of the committee is to develop, recommend, update and maintain policies and procedures applicable to chemical and physical health and safety practices at UCLA in order to promote safe research practices. The Chemical and Physical Safety Committee (CPSC) was created at the end of FY13 with the reorganization and renaming of the former Laboratory Safety Committee. The CPSC focuses on chemical and physical hazards involved with research in laboratories.
Due to the overwhelming number of inspiring nominations (over 100 nominations for more than 60 individuals), selection of the winners has been delayed. We expect to be able to announce the winners by no later than July 2017. We want to thank everyone who has taken the time out of their day to nominate those who work tirelessly to keep … Read More
Laboratory safety is important to all of us at UCLA. A culture of safety is not only essential to the successful and responsible conduct of research, but also to our educational and training mission as a world-class university. We cannot emphasize enough the importance of maintaining the highest levels of safety in all of our research laboratories and training spaces. … Read More