1. Introduction

The UCSB Policy on Environmental Health and Safety (Policy P-5400) states:

The University shall maintain as safe and healthy an environment as is reasonably feasible for its students, faculty, staff and visitors by:

  • Conducting its operations and activities in a safe manner to minimize the risks of injury to people and minimize property damage at all locations where University operations and/or activities occur.
  • Complying with applicable regulations, safety and health consensus standards, and practices generally accepted by experts in the field.

Therefore the intent of the University is to abide by the provisions of the Laboratory Standard to as great an extent as is reasonably feasible.