EH&S Lab Inspection and Lab Outreach Programs

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EH&S inspects all lab spaces on campus at least annually. However, it is strongly recommended that labs initiate periodic self-inspections (recommend minimum of twice-a-year).

Prior to the EH&S visits a Self-Inspection Checklist is generally distributed to aid laboratories in establishing their own audits. The list does not include every possible safety issue, but are general guidelines. Most items are based on applicable regulations or UC policy. Radiation and biohazard issues are not addressed in the checklist because they are highly specialized and these labs receive targeted EH&S visits.

The results are summarized within an online tool known as “UC Inspect”. The app allows for efficient communication and tracking of findings and corrections.