Environment, Health & Safety
The UC EH&S employees who comprise the various professional disciplines within EH&S at the campuses and medical centers collaborate together in workgroups.
The goal of the workgroups is to share information, collaborate on the development of compliance tools and programs, conserve limited resources and, thus, achieve a more consistent and effective means of reducing the risk of injuries, property losses and adverse regulatory actions.
The workgroups are organized with a rotating chairman position, liaison from the EH&S Directors and convene monthly conference calls as well as an annual in-person meeting.
Materials related to each workgroup are provided below.
BSO is a UC-wide workgroup made up of UC Campus and National Lab employees, serving as a forum for mutual assistance in biosafety by identifying resources, addressing issues, developing effective programs and sharing technical information.
The HMSEC is a UC-wide workgroup comprised of UC Campus, UC Medical Center and National Lab employees with responsibility for the safe shipping and transportation of transportation regulated material.
UCHWAG is a work group of UC Envrionmental Health & Safety professionals that work at UC campuses, labs, and other facilities to manage the University's hazardous waste.
Exists to advise UC in general, and the UC EH&S Directors in particular, on issues of industrial hygiene, worker exposure, laboratory safety, and traditional safet