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Safety Resources

The University of California, Davis is committed to creating and maintaining a safe environment for all faculty, staff, students, and the community. We have listed a few resources and programs which highlight this commitment to safety. 

Please note that Safety Services is the primary resource on campus to address safety concerns. Below, we have listed selected and additional resources on campus. 



Safety Resources


Signed Letter on Safety Chancellor May and Provost Croughan's signed letter, reaffirming their commitment to safety.
Principles of Safety  The vision and mission for UC Davis to promote a culture of safety. 
Who to Call  A listing of resources and Safety Services staff available to best support you. 
Department Safety Coordinator Directory Department Safety Coordinators are the safety ambassadors to each department and are responsible for organizing and maintaining safety programs within their department and/or unit. Find your Department Safety Coordinator through this directory. 
New Research Faculty Resources New faculty can identify the Lab / Field Safety Professional for their college or school through this resource, learn about various authorization programs, and identify safety concerns. 

PPM 290-15 

Safety Management Program

This Policy & Procedure Manual (PPM) outlines safety responsibilities for "principal investigators/supervisors," "department heads," "employees/students," and "department/unit safety coordinators." It also outlines numerous campus-wide programs. The PPM's revision history can be viewed here

PPM 290-01 

Public Health Policy

This section of the Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) implements physical and behavioral standards applicable to all campus affiliates and non-affiliates for UC Davis to mitigate the risk of spread of COVID-19. It sets forth public health requirements, including the use of face coverings and physical distancing. Updated 9/14/2020 and will expire on 8/11/2021.

SafetyNet #131

Safety Program Guidelines for Principal Investigators

This resource allows Principal Investigators (PIs) to understand their role regarding safety on campus and provides a plethora of resources to ensure all operating procedures run safely.
Chemical Safety Resources and trainings for departments using chemicals. EH&S is available for consultation regarding safety matters.

Laboratory Safety

Resources and trainings for departments (such as the Lab Safety Manual) utilizing labs. EH&S is available for consultation regarding safety matters.

Field Research Safety Resources for remote or international locations. Plus, UCOP Field Research Safety Center of Excellence and their Field Safety Update newsletters. 

Personal and Workplace Safety

Various resources for faculty, staff and students. Topics range from Bike SafetyEmergency Action Plan (EAP), and Ergonomics and Body Mechanics

Workplace Safety Course Trainings Over 85 free trainings available to faculty and staff regarding safety.  Most trainings are available online. Topics range from construction safety, to confined space entry, to access to exposure and medical records. 
Research Lab Photography A resource providing guidelines about PPE both for researchers being photographed and for photographers. 

Safety Newsletters

Sign up for any of the newsletters HERE
Beyond the Bench Quarterly newsletter to help researchers develop and maintain a culture of safety. 
Safety Spotlight  UCOP's monthly newsletter regarding successes in the various safety programs.

CLSC Solutions 

Quarterly publication for research faculty, staff, and students. They offer resources regarding safety in research laboratory environments. 


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