Environmental Health & Safety
Supporting the campus community by proactively protecting people, property and the environment in a responsible and cost effective manner.

Safety on Site (SOS)

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Safety on Site (SOS)

At a minimum ALL EMPLOYEES are responsible for:

  • Completing all EH&S required training identified by the Safety Training Self-Assessment at www.uclc.uci.edu, including Safety Fundamentals or Lab Safety Fundamentals or School of Medicine Annual Training, and depending on job activities, work location and work environment.
  • Participating in all work unit specific training coordinated by your supervisor or designated Safety Representative (SR).
  • Reporting all unsafe conditions, practices, or equipment to your supervisor, safety representative (SR), or to campus EH&S at Report an Injury, Incident or Safety Concern or safety@uci.edu.


Supervisors (including Principal Investigators and designated Safety Representatives)
Please select the appropriate work environment below to access resources and tools help you implement and manage work unit progress.


WORK ENVIRONMENTS (Click on the image or title that best fits your work environment)

Office and Classroom Settings

Creative Arts Settings


Police, Child Care, Food Service and etc.

Auxiliary Services

Lab and Research Settings


Facilites, maintenance and skilled trades

Maintenance/Skilled Trades


  • Administrative/Classroom
    This work environment applies to employees who perform administrative duties, even if other department employees work in a different setting (i.e. Office of Information Technology (OIT), Human Resources).


  • Arts
    This work environment applies to employees who perform non-administrative activities in the Costume Shop, Student Arts, and Production areas.


  • Auxiliary Services (Police, Childcare, Dining Services, Student Housing, and etc.)
    This applies to employees who perform a variety of non-administrative activities that could include material handling, lifting, pulling and or frequent standing or walking, food service activities, and etc.


  •  Laboratory / Research
    This work environment applies to employees who perform activities inside a laboratory working with chemicals, biological materials, animals and radioactive materials.  For research employees who do not work with chemicals, biological materials, animals or radioactive materials, or ONLY perform administrative activities in a lab please refer to Administrative/Classroom Areas.


  • Maintenance / Skilled Trades
    This work environment applies to employees who perform maintenance, grounds, custodial or other skilled trade activities (i.e. Facilities Management, Housing Maintenance and Grounds).


The California Code of Regulations Title 8, Section 3203, Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) states that every employer shall establish, implement and maintain an effective injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP). The Safety On Site (SOS) program is UC Irvine's implementation of the Injury & Illness Prevention Plan. UC Irvine’s SOS program integrates safety into the workplace, a responsibility that all employees at UC Irvine have. By integrating safety into our workplace, we minimize injuries, reduce Workers’ Compensation costs, and create a safety culture. The UC Irvine Ethics and Compliance Committee actively and enthusiastically supports this program.