About Safety & Injury Prevention


Safety & Injury Prevention manages and implements health and safety programs for the university with a specific focus on injury prevention program development and implementation, meeting federal and state regulations, primarily Cal/OSHA. Our team develops, plans and organizes campus’ approach to injury and illness prevention efforts.

Meet Our Team

Name Title Email
Jennie Wung Assistant Director, Safety Services jwung@uci.edu
Blaise Bautsch Senior Safety Specialist bbautsch@uci.edu
Belinda Manalac Safety Specialist bmanalac@uci.edu
Brenda Garcia Injury Prevention/Safety Specialist b.garcia@uci.edu
Eric Allton Safety Specialist / Interim School Coordinator; School of Business, Continuing Education, Education, Humanities, ICS, Law, Libraries, Social Sciences egallton@uci.edu

Learn More

  • Cal/OSHA Title 8 program areas:
    • Arc flash safety
    • Compressed gas safety
    • Confined space entry
    • Contractor safety
    • Defensive driving
    • Dive safety
    • Electrical safety: Low Voltage, high voltage, lock out tag out
    • Employee injury prevention
    • Ergonomics
    • Fall protection
    • Field safety
    • Housekeeping/work surfaces
    • IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program)
    • Lockout tagout program
    • Machine shop safety
    • Manual materials handling
    • Motorized cart safety
    • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment in non-research areas)
    • Trenching and Shoring
    • Working At Heights
  • Safety issues consultation and follow-up
  • Injury investigations
  • Safety training compliance
  • Injury metrics and analysis
  • Safety compliance training
  • Incident and injury follow-up and recommendations
  • Safety concern follow-up and recommendations
  • Manage the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)/Safety On Site (SOS) program implementation
  • Perform inspections and safety consultations, and respond to incident investigations and safety concerns, and conduct hazard specific safety trainings and presentations
  • Conduct hazard assessments and recommend controls, including PPE recommendations
  • Conduct safety consultations and review for third-party contractor work and for special events, including student-run events
  • Construction job walkthroughs
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Machine shop inspections
  • All campus employees
  • Athletics
  • Division of Finance and Administration (DFA)
  • Research labs
  • Student Affairs