Occupational Health SafetyNets

Occupational Health





EPA's Refrigerant Recycling Rule Requirements for the disposal, recycling or salvage of refrigeration equipment (i.e. air conditioners, growth chambers, refrigerators, or freezers), and refrigerants and oils.


Oxyacetylene Safety Guidelines Instructions on how to handle and equip oxyacetalyne rigs with flashback arrestor (gas safety) devices, including notifying the fire department of such procedures. 


Eye and Face Safety Protection for Laboratory Workers Instructions on how to use and maintain the required eye/facial protections for laboratory work.  


Radioactive Waste Disposal Guidelines Guidelines of appropriate radioactive waste disposal (i.e. scintillation vials, radioactive solid and liquid waste) and waste minimization techniques. 


Guidelines for Chemical Spill Control  List of general steps to follow when a chemical spill occurs, including chemical contact with skin or eyes. 


Safe Use of Nitric Acid List of safety tips to know before handling Nitric Acid.


Personal Computer Workstation Checklist Checklists that help asses your own computer workstations. Includes a diagram for the proper sitting position at a computer. 


Safe Use of Perchloric Acid List of safety tips to know before handling Percloric acid. 


Controlling Laboratory Ergonomic Risk Factors  Information on how to reduce risk factors for several common laboratory activities. Including pipetting, handling test tubes, and microscope use. 


Back Belts General information about back belts including the university's position regarding their use. 


What You Should Know to Protect Your Wrists and hands Repetitive Motion Injury Information about repetitive motion injury and how to protect your wrists and hands. 


Glossary of SDS Terms Glossary of SDS Terms from A-Z.


Lifting List of things you can do to reduce stress to your back when lifting and lowering to help prevent injury both at work and at home.


Pesticide Storage Guidelines to follow when designing and using pesticide storage areas for agriculture use. 


Emergency Medical Care List of urgent care facilities in Davis. 


Pregnancy and the University Workplace Information about speaking with employees about reproductive health in the work pace including the Interactive Process and effective accommodations.


Safety Precautions for Cryogenic Liquids Hazardous information associated with Cryogenic Liquids as well as safety precautions to take when handling cryogenic liquids. 


Emergency Eyewash and Shower Testing and Use Information about emergency eyewash and shower use as well as testing procedures and responsibilities. 


Radiation and Human Health General Information regarding radiation exposure on human health. 


The Principal Investigator's Laser Safety Training Responsibilities  Information regarding the responsibilities of the laser safety training principal investigator.


Laser Warning Signs and Labeling Guidelines to follow to ensure the proper labeling and warning signs of lasers.


Safe Laser Practices Recommended control measures to follow for safe laser use.


Standard Operating Procedures for Lasers or Laser Systems Information regarding the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for all lasers or laser systems.


Radiation Safety Requirement for Persons Using Radiation-Producing Machines Procedures that will help employees maintain radiation exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).


Non-Structure Seismic Safety Safety guidelines to implement as part of the departmental Injury and Illness Prevention Program To reduce damage, injury, and loss due to the non-structural effects of an earthquake.


The Respiratory Protection Program Information regarding the respiratory protection program. 


Keyboard and Mouse Use List of key components of typing styles that can prevent hand and wrist injuries. 


Indoor Air Quality General summary of information on IAQ to assist employees in evaluating the present conditions of their work area. 


Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) General information regarding electric and magnetic fields. 


MIn/Max Thermometer Information Sheet Guidelines for mounting, storage, and use of min/max (Animal Facilities') thermometers in order to obtain accurate measurements and avoid mercury spills. 


Hazards of Ultraviolet Radiation General information regarding ultraviolet radiation coming from equipment such as biological safety cabinets, germicidal lamps, transluminators (UV light boxes), and Woods Lamps. This includes biological effects of UV and precautions to take when exposed to UV light.


Pregnancy and Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace: Physical and Biological Hazards General information regarding the physical and biological hazards that can affect pregnancy and reproductive ability; these hazards include ionizing radiation, radiofrequency/microwave radiation, magnetic fields, video display terminals, ultrasound, noise, hot/cold climate, and ergonomic consideration. 


Principal's Investigator's Training Responsibilities for Animal Care and Use The following information is provided to assist in enhancing machine safety through hazard identification and evaluation, safeguarding, training, and safe operation.


Principal's Investigator's Training Responsibilities for Animal Care and Use
This SafetyNet was removed Jan. 5, 2021.
Please refer to the IACUC website


Reporting Work-Connected Fatalities and Serious Injuries Steps to follow when reporting work-connected fatalities and serious injuries.


Heat Illness Prevention General information regarding heat illness prevention including the standards to follow.


Safety Management Program Guidelines for Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs)  Description of DSCs responsibilities including being safety representatives, organizing, and maintaining safety programs within their department or work unit. 


Safety Management Program Guidelines for Department Chairs A list of responsibilities that fall under the Department chairs to implement the Safety Management Program. A brief summary of the elements of the Safety Management Program is included. 


Safety Program Guidelines for Principal Investigators A checklist of the Principal Investigators responsibilities under campus policy. A brief summary of the elements of the Safety Management program is also included. 


Nanotechnology: Guidelines for Safe Research Practices This document provides environmental, health and safety information to researchers working with engineered nanoparticles, and be incorporated as a standard operating procedure in each laboratory's chemical hygiene plan. 


Fall Protection  A description and of the three types of fall protection systems (active, passive, and alternate) and an outline of the requirements. Cal/OSHA regulations require all employees whose work exposes them the potential for a fall in excess of 7.5 feet to use appropriate fall protection equipment. 


Procedures for Safe Use of Pyrophoric/ Water Reactive Reagents This document describes the hazards, proper handling, disposal, and emergency procedures for working pyrophoric and water reactive materials. Failure to follow proper handling procedures can results in fire or explosion, leading to serious injuries, death, and/or significant damage to facilities. 


Guidelines for Handling Formaldehyde Safety precautions to take when handling formaldehyde including a list of symptoms of exposure, employee information and training, ventilation, respiratory protection, safe work practices, etc. 


Guidelines for Handling Dichloromethane (Methylene Chloride) Safety precautions to take when handling dichloromethane (methylene chloride) including a list of symptoms of exposure, employee information and training, ventilation, respiratory protection, safe work practices, etc. 


Guidance for Complying with the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS)  Description of the procedure to follow in order to comply with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS). 


Safe Operation of Livestock Squeeze Chute  General recommended safe practices for operation of livestock squeeze chutes. Note: training consists of both reading the operating manual AND 'hands on' training from an experienced, trained operator.