Safety & Compliance @ EH&S
Who is Safety & Compliance?
- Oversee occupational safety and compliance programs for campus employees, including departmental Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) and associated exposure specific plans as required by Cal/OSHA Title 8.
- Provide departmental oversight of State & Federal Health and Safety Regulations via inspections, incident investigations, safety consultations and hazard specific trainings/presentations.
- Conduct safety consultation for third-party contractor work performed on campus and provide protocol review for special events upon request.
- Manage the UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program and associated AED inspections.
- Responders to the EH&S Serious Injury Hotline and conduct reporting/investigation protocols for occupational incidents/fatalities as required by the state.
- Campus liaison for Cal/OSHA Investigations and associated legal matters.
Meet Our Team
Safety Programs Manager: Amanda Cruz
Senior Safety Specialist Alex Norris
Senior Safety Specialist Allison Akbaroff
Safety Specialist Daniel Paek
Safety Specialist Nina Gonzales
Safety Specialist Adelisa Robles
Student Worker Chris Holguin
- What specific programs do we manage?
-Departmental IIPPs (~170 total campus-wide)
-EH&S Serious Injury Hotline
-Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Library
-UCLA Shop Safety Program
-High Hazard Operations
-UCLA Confined Space Program (HHS/FM, Other)
-UCLA Fall Protection Program (HHS/FM, Other)
-UCLA Hot Work Program (HHS/FM, Other)
-UCLA Lock Out Tag Out Program (HHS/FM, Other)
-UCLA Trenching and Excavation (HHS/FM, Other)
-UCLA Exposure Control Plan – Bloodborne Pathogens and Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (non-research)
-UCLA Hazard Communication Program
-UCLA Heat Illness Prevention Plan
-UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Program
-UCLA Field Safety
-UC Slip Resistant Shoe Program
-UC Performing Arts Safety Manual
-Safety Assessments of campus spaces and/or operations
-Safety Consultation and approvals for special events/third party contractor work
-Green Light for Safety
-Custodial Safety Olympics
-Metrics/Annual Strategic Plan
-Return to Work)
What inspections do we conduct?
-AED Inspections - UCLA PAD Program units (monthly)
-Office Inspections (upon request)
-Shop Inspections (annual)
-Robotics and Technical Area Inspections (annual)
-Athletic, Recreational Sports and Aquatic Venue Inspections (annual)
-Theater and Safety in the Arts Inspections (annual)
-Slip Meter Assessments (upon request)
-Safety Bulletin Boards (upon request)
-Safety Assessments of facility, operation, and/or special event (upon request)
-Job Walks on multi-employer worksites
-Safety consultation for third party contractor work performed on campus
-Food & Beverage Inspections (monthly)
-Custodial Storage Inspections (quarterly)
Who are our clients and collaborators?
Our clientele includes all campus departments, staff and faculty with designated safety services for Housing & Hospitality and Facilities Management. Safety services for students, visitors, third party contractors and/or special events are provided upon request and in collaboration with the necessary UC counterparts on a case-by-case basis.
Safety services are offered to off-site locations performing UCLA affiliated operations and/or managed by UCLA employees. These include but are not limited to the following locations:
-Architecture and Urban Design - IDEAS Lab
-Fleet Transit Yard
-Getty Villa (Conservation Lab)
-Lake Arrowhead Conference Center
-Marina Aquatic Center
-Hammer Museum and Billy Wilder Theater
-UCLA Film and Television Archives and Nitrate Vaults
-UCLA Warner Graduate Art Studios
-University Apartments/Off-Campus Graduate Housing Maintenance
-Science and Technology Research Building (STRB)
-White Mountain Research Station (upon acquisition rotation)
Who are our main collaborators?
-UCLA Insurance & Risk Management (IRM)
-UCLA Fire Department
-UCLA Facilities Management (FM)
-UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services (HHS)
-UCLA Legal Affairs
-UC Office of the President (UCOP)
What committee affiliations do we have?
-UC Systemwide Occupational Safety Workgroup – Rotating Members
-UCLA Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) Advisory Committee – Chair (Michelle), Co-Chair (Alex)
-UCLA Academic Shop Safety Committee – Chair (Allison), Co-Chair (Alex)
-UCLA Sustainability Committee – Member (Michelle for AVC-EH&S Dimock)
-UCLA Injury Prevention Committee – Rotating Members
-UCLA Health Environment of Care Committee – Rotating Members
-UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Safety Committee – Rotating Members
-UCLA Facilities Management Safety Committee – Rotating Members
-UCLA HHS Safety Committees – Rotating Members
-On-Campus Housing Maintenance (OCHM)