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RSS Resources and Tutorials

Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) is a management group founded to support the University of California. The RSS Safety Platform houses mobile and web-based applications to help students, faculty and staff easily recognize and manage the risks, hazards, and compliance tasks associated with their programs. Below is a list of resources by application to assist in navigating the safety platform.

RSS Office Hours

Have questions or need assistance related to RSS? You can visit this link to book a time to meet with an RSS representative at the EH&S trailer when they're onsite!

RSS Webinars

Live webinar trainings on different topics every month:
  • June 18th, 2024 - WASTe
  • July 16th, 2024 - Chemicals
  • August 20th, 2024 - Roster
  • September 17th, 2024 - LHAT
  • October 15th, 2024 - Inspect 
  • November 19th, 2024 - IIR/Ergo

RSS Acadamy 

Live, online webinar trainings providing How-Tos and Q&A for RSS tools, including:
  • Away: Travel Registration
  • Biosafety for PIs
  • Chemicals for PIs, Delegates, and Lab Managers
  • Drones Training
  • Inspect for Inspectors/Surveyors
  • Lab Hazard Assessment for PIs, Delegates, and Lab Managers
  • Profile
  • Radiation Training

Register Here

How-To Videos and Guidance Documents

RSS Chemicals Glossary - Common terms used within the RSS Chemicals application
Roles and Permissions Chart - A list of permissions granted within the application by role (Chemical Admin, Inventory Owner, Inventory Manager, and Inventory User)
Setting Up Your Chemical Inventory - A step-by-step PDF on how to step up your chemical inventory
Adding A Chemical To Your Inventory - A step-by-step PDF for adding a chemical to your inventory (Mobile & Desktop)
Deleting A Chemical From Your Inventory - A short video on how to delete a chemical from your inventory
Certifying Your Inventory - A short video on how to certify your inventory as accurate
Video Tutorials for RSS Chemicals - Short training videos on the following tasks:
  • Create new inventory and sublocation
  • Add a chemical to your inventory (Mobile & Desktop)
  • Add a novel compound
  • Create a custom chemical name
  • Scanning and barcoding
  • Container options (Mobile & Desktop)
  • Reassign containers
  • Borrowing a chemical
  • Sharing a container
  • Switching labs (Mobile & Desktop)

Additional questions are answered on the RSS Help page.