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Praxair Supply Disruption

January 12, 2021
One of UC Davis’ strategic partners for industrial gases, liquids and dry ice, announced today that a Covid outbreak occurred among their delivery drivers.

Spotlight: Hamid Fonooni

October 21, 2020
The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) highlighted campus ergonomist, Hamid Fonooni, in September.

Student Testimonial: Thuong Nguyen

September 16, 2020
Recent biological science major graduate, Thuong Nguyen, is one of the many students who worked, and continue to work, at Safety Services.

Lessons Learned: Hexamethyldisilazane Spill

July 29, 2020
When the on-call professional from EH&S arrived on scene, the researchers had evacuated the lab and were waiting in the hallway along with the UCD Fire Department Haz-Mat Team.

Record Retention Guidance

July 29, 2020
In the event of a Cal/OSHA inspection resulting from a reportable injury, employee complaint, or industry sweep, the Cal/OSHA inspector will typically request up to three years of pertinent documents.

What records do you need to maintain? 

The University template Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) and E-IIPP outline exactly what is required. See Section VIII, Recordkeeping and Documentation:

Hazardous Waste Pick-up

July 20, 2020
While the campus was in suspended operations, EH&S still had access to campus buildings and rooms and continued to provide waste disposal services.

Waste containers that could not be located for pick-up during suspended operations were left in the pick-up queue.

As personnel return to their labs, it will be important to log in to WASTe and review your inventory.

Andrew Majewski is Retiring

June 16, 2020
In June 2020, Andrew Majewski, EH&S Manager of Health and Safety and Industrial Hygiene, will retire after more than 25 years of service at UC Davis.

Debbie Decker is Retiring

June 16, 2020
In June 2020, Debbie Decker, Safety Manager for the Department of Chemistry, will retire after 22 years of service at UC Davis.

Prevent Hand Sanitizer Burns

May 27, 2020
You can prevent burns by allowing alcohol-based sanitizers to dry/evaporate before resuming work activity.

Hand sanitizers contain high concentrations of alcohol and alcohol vapors can flame or flash if exposed to an ignition source, switches, or any surface containing static electricity.