UC Irvine Safety Training

Required Safety Training

There are two types of required safety training:

  1. EH&S SAFETY TRAINING is identified by completing the Safety Training Self-Assessment available in the campus UC Learning Center (UCLC) , UC Irvine’s training and employee development site.  Training records are automatically maintained within UCLC.
    The Safety Training Self-Assessment is required for:

    • All UC employees that work at the UC Irvine campus, including UC Irvine employees who work off-campus and off-site locations, and School of Medicine Basic Science Department employees.
    • Anyone, regardless of location, performing research with animals, radioactive materials, chemicals, biological agents, physical hazards.

    Take the UC Irvine EH&S Safety Training Self-assessment | Complete EH&S Required Safety Training

    If you need assistance or have questions regarding the STSA or your required safety training, contact your department SOS Representative or email safety@uci.edu. If you have problems accessing or utilizing the UC Learning Center, email UCLearningCenter@uci.edu.

    Safety Training in Spanish

  2. Work unit specific training supplements EH&S course offerings in the UC Learning Center.  It addresses unique hazards and processes encountered in that work unit.  Work unit specific training is identified through the Safety on Site (SOS) Program provided or organized by the supervisor or SOS Representative for a work unit.  Please visit the Safety on Site (SOS) Program page for more information.

    SOPs are resources intended to assist in the development of work unit specific training.  For additional information visit the EH&S Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Resources page.

DVD/Video Loans

EH&S has an in-house DVD/video library, as well as subscriptions to lending libraries.  Altogether, there are several hundred DVDs/videos on a variety of safety topics.  To view the titles, browse the links below or visit the EH&S front desk.  To submit a loan request, either:  1) email your request to safety@uci.edu (include your name and contact information, DVD/video title and number, and dates requested), or 2) fill out a form at the EH&S front desk.

 

Safety Training FAQs

        

General Safety Training Questions

Required Safety Training

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S): Directions & Parking

General Safety Training Questions

Who do I contact for general questions about safety training?
Contact Manjeet Randhawa, eLearning Coordinator, at mrandhaw@uci.edu or (949) 824-8805.

Required Safety Training

What safety training am I required to take?
EH&S SAFETY TRAINING is identified by completing the Safety Training Self-Assessment available in the campus UC Learning Center
The Safety Training Self-Assessment is required for:

  • All UC employees that work at the UC Irvine campus and School of Medicine Basic Science Department employees.
  • Anyone, regardless of location, performing research with animals, radioactive materials, chemicals, biological agents, physical hazards.

Take the UC Irvine EH&S Safety Training Self-assessment | Complete EH&S Required Safety Training

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the STSA or your required safety training, contact your department SOS Representative or email safety@uci.edu. If you have problems accessing or utilizing the UC Learning Center, email UCLearningCenter@uci.edu.

What are Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)?
SOPs or are resources intended to assist in the development of work unit specific training For additional information visit the EH&S Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Resources page.

Why do I have to take these trainings?
Training requirements and recommendations are based on California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) standards. Cal/OSHA determines what types of training employees need, and EH&S offers those to you as a service.

I took a similar safety training at another institution . . . does the credit transfer?
For the majority of the safety training courses, credit does not transfer from other institutions. The one exception is Radiation Safety Part 2, but determination of this is considered on a case-by-case basis. To find out if you meet the requirements for Radiation Safety Part 2 credit, contact Bryan Ruiz, UCIrvine Radiation Safety Officer at btruiz@uci.edu or (949) 824-6200.

Why are some training courses, such as HIPAA, not identified as required upon completing the Safety Training Self-Assessment in UC Learning Center?
The Safety Training Self-Assessment only identifies required and recommended training offered through EH&S. HIPAA, short for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act, is not an EH&S training. Your supervisor can assist you in determining if this is a required training for you.


Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S): Directions & Parking

How do I get to Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S)?
EH&S is Building 41 on the campus map . From the main campus, take East or West Peltason to Bison Avenue and head toward the 73 freeway. Turn left at California Avenue (a signal). Turn left at Health Sciences Road (the 1st stop sign). EH&S, a barn-shaped building, is on the immediate right.

What type of parking is available at EH&S?
There are two types of parking available at EH&S: meters (15 minutes per quarter) and permit. The following campus permits are valid at EH&S Monday-Friday from 7:00 am – 12:00 am: C, CP/AR, S/Visitor, R, MX, MED. Temporary permits are available for $2 per hour (bill accepted, exact change required) at a yellow box in Parking Lot 83 , located off of Bison Avenue and Health Sciences Road. To investigate which UC Irvine Medical Center permits are valid at EH&S, link to the reciprocity chart on the Parking & Transportation Services website. Parking & Transportation Services also honors quarter and annual faculty/staff permits from other University of California campuses for the purpose of short-term visits.

Why do I have to pay to park at EH&S?
UCI's Parking & Transportation Department does not receive state funds for parking facilities, certain roadways, and maintenance. Therefore, they rely on permit revenue to fund these projects.Because EH&S is on university grounds, it is included in the parking lots that charge for parking.

Additional Training Resources

DVD/Video Loans

EH&S has an in-house DVD/video library, as well as subscriptions to lending libraries.  Altogether, there are several hundred DVDs/videos on a variety of safety topics. 

EH&S in-house DVD/video library titles  

  • To submit a loan request, either: 
    1. Email your request to safety@uci.edu (include your name and contact information, DVD/video title and number, and dates requested), or
    2. Fill out a form at the EH&S front desk.

National Resource Safety Center (3 may be checked out for 2 weeks)

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