This Process Consists of the Following Steps:
- An EH&S staff member will reach out to each research group, and schedule a meeting time with the PI or a delegate.
- The EH&S staff member and the PI/delegate will review various elements of the group’s safety program: standard operating procedures, training records, walk-through of the physical space, etc.
- A report will then be sent to the PI via email.
- A follow-up visit will then be scheduled so that EH&S can validate and assist with the resolution of any findings.
Inspections By Outside Agencies
If you are ever contacted/visited by an outside agency that has oversight on safety or environmental issues (e.g., SB County, EPA, OSHA, CA Department of Health Services), please contact EH&S immediately. We will accompany the inspectors and assist you in answering their questions.
Santa Barbara County does routine campus lab inspections for hazardous material and chemical waste management practices. EH&S informs departments of scheduled visits and provides assistance with their preparations and corrective actions (when applicable).