Workplace Exposure Assessment

Workplace Exposure Assessment

February 4, 2014

The Workplace Exposure Assessment Program is established at UCLA in order to evaluate potential personal exposures to hazardous substances. The program consists of a variety of activities implemented to evaluate a person’s exposure, including observation of job routine, evaluation of work place control measures, and environmental sampling. Several types of sampling are performed by Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) depending on the nature of the chemical hazard, the frequency of chemical use, and the way the chemical is handled.

Chemical exposure monitoring is often initiated by EH&S and can also be provided upon request. Some of the typical chemicals, which are monitored at UCLA, include:

  • Asbestos
  • Formaldehyde
  • Hazardous laboratory chemicals
  • Solvent based materials
  • Chemical carcinogens or extremely toxic substances

Industrial Hygiene
Phone: (310) 794-5727

Laboratory Safety
Phone: (310) 206-8204