Who do I contact in an emergency?
Contacts for facilities/building-related issues (e.g. leaking pipe)
During Business Office Hours (7:30am-4:30pm):
- EMN Front Office at (951) 827-5903
- Notify your PI and firstname.lastname@example.org of the emergency.
Contacts for lab thefts (or attempted break-ins)
Anytime there is damage/loss to UC property it should be reported to the Police Department and EH&S:
- Contact Police Department at (951) 827-5222 or 827-5223 to file a report (https://police.ucr.edu/ ).
- Submit an Incident Report to EH&S
- Via this link: REPORT A INCIDENT, INJURY OR SAFETY CONCERN,
- or copy and paste url: https://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YBlstrVO7GmNsV.
- The report will be automatically sent to EH&S UC-self-insured administrator to setup a claim, and conduct an investigation.
- Forward emails with claim numbers to your Department Chair and Cc FAO and Estella Davalos (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org )
For lab/research safety-related issues (e.g. chemical accident), contact EH&S at (951) 827-5528
between 8am-5pm weekdays.
For after-hours emergencies, call the campus police department at 911 (on campus/off campus),
or non-emergencies (951) 827-5222.
Principal Investigators/Supervisors Responsibilities
Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or Supervisors Responsibilities for Laboratories:
UCR Faculty/Principal Investigators are responsible for establishing, conducting, and maintaining a safe working environment within their laboratory, as well as ensuring proper training, conduct, and performance of individuals working therein.
To assist in understanding these issues (i.e. provide training, chemical inventory, dispose of hazardous waste):
Report a Lab Incident or Injury
How do I report a lab incident or injury?
Employees should report an occupational injury to their supervisor immediately and seek medical care when necessary.
Incidents must be reported within 48 hours of your knowledge of the event so that prompt and appropriate remediation can take place.
Lab Safety Training for Undergrad Students
Safety Training for Undergrad Students Enrolled in 197 or 199 Research Sections
If you are permitting a student to enroll in an undergrad research section for academic credit, they must complete the Laboratory Safety Orientation (Fundamentals) course.
They also need to show you a copy of the training certificate before they can be allowed in the lab.
Training is completed online through the UC Learning Center:
If the student has used LMS in the past they can go to UC Learning Center and login with their UCR NetID and password.
If the student is new to LMS and strictly a student (and not a UCR current or former employee or volunteer) before they can log in for the first time, they can go to the UC Affiliate Access Tool.
That's located in the lower left section of page - then create a profile in the system.
Please note: It can take up to two days for newly added profiles to be fully active due to the various data feeds and system updates involved.
Hire/Rehire Paid Staff or Volunteers & Lab Safety Training
Process for Hire/Rehire Paid Staff or Volunteers & Laboratory Safety Training:
Download and complete a New Hire / Rehire Template and submit to Sherice Underwood (FAO) and your financial analyst (who will submit hiring request to Harvest).
Harvest will send the new hire an email with Onboard appointment date (this could be 2-3 days from date they received the request).
Once the new hire has been on-boarded, they are cleared to start work and will receive a Net ID.
Laboratory Safety Training information will also be given to them at their on-boarding appointment.
Please note: a background check is now required if new hire is to be issued keys and this could take a week or longer at present time.
If new hire will be issued keys, they will need to present their Lab Safety Training certificate to the EMN front office staff.
Please send an email to email@example.com or hard provide a copy in LSP 2710.
The PI will need to complete a key request form (at the EMN front office).
Or the PI can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the room numbers and building for which they are to be assigned keys.
Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
Use the Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) to identify and communicate hazards present in the laboratory or research area.
Lab Safety Officers / Department Safety Coordinator
Who is my Lab Safety Officer (LSO)?
|Alan Brelsford, Ph.D.
|Scott Currie, Ph.D.
- provides guidance on laboratory safety compliance and technical subjects
- coordinates or provides training on occupational health and safety requirements
- serves as liaison between the laboratory and EH&S in helping maintain safety and regulatory information, including Material Safety Data Sheets
- requests information and clarification on regulatory requirements from EH&S
- assists EH&S in evaluating program effectiveness
- assists in responding to any regulatory actions or investigations