News & Notes Newsletter

News & Notes Newsletter

April 28, 2014

Health and safety tips and resources.

News & Notes, The EH&S quarterly newsletter offers helpful information about our programs and services, and timely articles to help you work more safely. The newsletter is available for download in PDF format.

Issue (PDF) Topics Covered

Fall 2013

  • Changes to Hazard Communication Rules
  • New UC Policies Affect Laboratory Safety
  • Preparing Your Department for an Emergency
  • UCLA's Tobacco-Free Policy Leads the Pack

Flu Special Edition 2013

  • Preparing for the Flu Season
  • Handwashing Signs for Campus Buildings
  • Tips for Flu Prevention Flier

Summer 2013

  • Driving Ergonomics
  • Benefits of Becoming an Ergo Advocate
  • Avoiding Heat Stress
  • Keeping the Ants Away
  • Laboratory Safety: 'Protocol' vs 'SOP'

Winter/Spring 2013

  • A Focus on Biological Safety
  • Biosafety Communications
  • Chemical Inventory Maintenance Tips
  • Basics of Chemical Fume Hood Safety
  • Undergraduate Programs Prioritize Safety
2012 Annual Review

The 2012 EH&S Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of EH&S's core programs and provides a snapshot of the safety resources developed over the past year.

Flu Special Edition 2012

  • 2012 - 2013 Flu Season Update
  • Five Ways to Stop the Spread of Flu
  • Flu vs. Cold vs. Allergy? How to Tell Them Apart
  • Protect Yourself and Others: The Right Way to Cover Your Cough
  • Fact or Fiction? Common Flu Misconceptions
  • Flu Prevention Tips for Parents
  • Departmental Preparations
  • Vaccination Information and Additional Resources
Fall 2012
  • Electrical Fire Safety in the Workplace
  • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Campus EOC Activation for Carmageddon II
  • BruinAlert System Expansion
  • Quick Hit Emergency Preparedness Tips
  • How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher
  • Ten Ways to Prevent a Fire
  • Fire Safety and Emergency Preparedness Resources
Summer 2012
  • UC Reaches Settlement
  • EH&S Wins Safety Awards
  • Lab Safety Settlement Overview
  • Paper Shredder Safety
  • Training & Outreach News
Spring 2012
  • Aging in the Workforce
  • Top 10 OSHA Violations
  • Creating a Strong Safety Culture
  • UC Center for Lab Safety Workshop Recap
  • Gloves for Dining Employees Reduce Injuries
  • Training & Outreach News - Spring Cleaning Checklist
Winter 2012 
  • UC Laboratory Safety Workshop
  • Safety Showers & Eyewash Stations - What You Need to Know
  • Hazard Assessment Tool for Shops (HATS)
  • Avoiding Mercury Spill - Thermometers & Equipment
  • What John Wooden Can Teach About Safety
  • Workplace Injury Reduction - It's Working...
  • Training & Outreach News
2011 Annual Review

The 2011 EH&S Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of EH&S's core programs and provides a snapshot of the safety resources developed over the past year.

Flu Special Edition 2011
  • Vaccination
  • Flu Facts & Flu I.Q.
  • Prevention Tips
  • Maintaining a Healthy Work Place
  • Los Angeles Flu Profile
  • Treatment
Fall 2011 
  • Fire Safety
  • UCLA Employee Safety Handbook
  • Public Access Defibrillation Program
  • Emergency Preparedness and Campus Safety Resources
  • Workplace Ergonomic Tips
  • Training & Outreach News
Summer 2011
  • UCLA Custodians and Worker Safety
  • Minors in Labs and Shops
  • Lab Safety Manual Deployment
  • How to Conduct a Training Session for Adult Learners
  • Hot Weather Tips for Your Health
  • Ergonomic Program Assists Campus Bakery
Spring 2011  
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Lab & Shop Spring Cleaning
  • Green Chemistry
  • "got safety?" Campaign
  • Respirator & Fit Testing Training Changes
  • Summer Safety Training
2010 Annual Review  

The first annual review highlights the performance of EH&S programs. Provides performance metrics and information about the programs and activities of EH&S in support of our mission to protect the health and safety of UCLA students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Winter 2011  
  • New UCLA Employee Safety Handbook
  • New Laboratory Safety Manual and Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Chemical Storage Priorities
  • New Initiative to Reduce Injuries to High Risk Employees
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Plan
  • Developing Lab-specific Training
  • Biosafety News - Possible NIH Inspections
Fall 2010  
  • 2010 Campus Safety Lessons Learned 
  • Safe Commuting and Campus Driving 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Program 
  • Training & Outreach News, including New Lab Resources 
  • Holiday Safety Tips 
  • Snapshots of EH&S at Work 
Flu Special Edition 2010
  • Staying Healthy During the Flu Season and Adopting Healthy Habits
  • Stopping the Spread of Flu and Getting Vaccinated
  • Is H1N1 Still a Threat?
  • Flu Treatment and Flu Facts
  • Healthy Office Tips and Resources
Summer 2010 
  • Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool Now Online
  • Cal/OSHA Aerosol Transmissible Diseases (ATD) Standard
  • Formaldehyde Safety Online Module
  • Phenol Fact Sheet
  • New MSDS Resource
  • Fire Safety in the Lab Video
  • Guidelines for Handling "Particularly Hazardous Substances"
Spring 2010
  • New Campus PPE Policy
  • Getting the Right Respiratory Protection
  • Handling Particularly Hazardous Substances
  • Proper Transport of Hazardous Chemicals
  • Online Hazard Assessment Tool
  • Lab-Specific Training
Fall 2009   
  • Safety Teams at Work
  • New & Improved IIPP Template
  • Campus Safety Quick Quiz
  • How to Report an Injury
  • How to Investigate an Accident
  • Safety Committee Offers Valuable Leadership
  • University Apartments: A Model for Success
  • Help for your Safety Budget
  • Accident Prevention
  • Risk Management Resources
H1N1 Special Edition  
  • Campus preparations for 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu
  • Flu Prevention
  • H1N1 Symptoms and Care
  • Get Vaccinated
  • Watch for Serious Symptoms
  • Correct Hand-washing & Respiratory Etiquette
  • Clean Your Work Space
  • Checklist for Departments
Summer 2009 
  • UCLA PAD Program Expands
  • Laboratory Safety Report to the Chancellor
  • Improving Campus Safety Culture
  • Developing a Departmental Safety Plan
  • Funding Available for Injury Prevention
  • Stay Fire Smart
  • Expanding Training and Outreach
Spring 2009  
  • Campuswide Safety Committee
  • Safety Solutions for Common Lab Violations
  • Laboratory Safety Program
  • Laser Safety Program
  • Tips for Fire Safety in the Lab
  • Handling Hazardous Chemical Waste
Winter 2008
  • EH&S Hotline
  • Mercury Exchange Program
  • Lab Energy Efficiency Program
  • Holiday Home Safety
  • Title 19 Inspection Program
  • Ergonomic Tips for Holiday Travel