All UC Santa Barbara faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to report any identified hazards or hazardous conditions, and participate in investigations to assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of measures to prevent injuries or illnesses. EH&S/Industrial Safety staff investigate reported safety hazards, hazardous conditions, and incidents occurring on campus, at field stations or on leased property under the direction of the campus Risk Manager.
A hazard is defined as “an unsafe condition or practice that could result in an injury, illness, or damage to property or the environment”. Hazard reporting is an important part of campus safety and health program monitoring, and is necessary to prevent accidents and control losses. All faculty, staff, students, and visitors should report any known or perceived hazards within their work, research or study environment to their supervisor and/or the appropriate Environmental Health & Safety staff. Timely reporting will assist with prompt elimination, mitigation, or other necessary corrective actions taking place.