UC Merced is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. Providing safety training is a major component of this goal.
The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) offers training to UC Merced faculty and staff members and students in a variety of safety topics.
It is the responsibility of all supervisors, managers and principal investigators to identify job specific hazards, to provide job specific safety training and to require employees under their authority to participate in mandatory EH&S lead training.
Job specific training must be provided:
During a new employee’s initial orientation;
When major aspects of a job change or new materials or hazards are introduced to the work place
All safety training must be documented. Supervisors, managers and principal investigators are responsible for maintaining safety training records for the employees under their authority. Regulatory agencies can require evidence of employee training during inspections. Supervisors, managers and principal investigators may obtain training records from EH&S lead training for their employees by contacting The Office of Environmental Health & Safety.
Please download the University of California policy on lab safety trainings.