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Surface Water Curtailment

June 17, 2020
Surface Water curtailment for the State of California – Important Notice to Laboratories and Users with Special Equipment

On June 5, 2020, the State of California Department of Water Resources enacted Term 91, which is a water curtailment protocol to avoid diversion of surface water in seasonably dry conditions.

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.

Proper Placement of Hand-Sanitizer Dispensers

May 27, 2020
The California Fire Code has specific requirements when it comes to placing hand-sanitizer dispensers inside or outside a facility.

UC Davis Fire Prevention Services is available to assist with ensuring hand-sanitizer dispensers are installed in a code-compliant manner in rooms and corridors. 

Cal/OSHA Top Violations 2019

May 05, 2020
Cal/OSHA recently released the list of the top Occupational Safety and Health (Title 8) Cal/OSHA Violations 2019.

The top ten on this list has not changed much over the last year. The top 5 on the list account for over half of the most cited violations. Violations related to Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) over the years has remained on the top of the list.

Oberholster Lab in the Department of Viticulture and Enology

April 28, 2020
Oberholster Lab in the Department of Viticulture and Enology During Suspended Operations.

“We have a couple of long-term experiments that would have resulted in losing a year of work if not continued. We determined we can continue in a safe manner due to the fact that there are very few people in our environment and we can maintain social distancing. We have another project where the samples will be beyond their storage date if not analyzed and they are irreplaceable.

Support for Researchers Working Alone

April 28, 2020
Support for Researchers Working Alone

On March 17, 2020, the Vice Chancellor for Research, Prasant Mohapatra, issued guidance for campus “strongly recommend[ing] that on-campus research activities be adjusted and reduced where possible to minimize the spread and possible impact of the coronavirus.” 

Facial Covering Guidance at UC Davis

April 28, 2020
UC Davis continues to follow local county public health guidelines.

UC Davis continues to follow local country public health guidelines, including Yolo County Public Health and Sacramento County Public Health, regarding the use of facial coverings.

Wearing a face covering is one tool for reducing the spread of COVID-19. It is not a substitute for sheltering in place, physical distancing of at least 6 feet, or frequent hand washing.