GENERAL OPERATION SERVICES 
 

Facilities Management (non-student)

Safety Coordination Telephone and Network Services

Request for A&E Publications

Building Access
Ergonomic Evaluations

Fleet Management

Key Control Office Machines

Office Moves

Audit Mail Services

 

 


General Operations

Ergonomic Evaluations

 

What is ergonomics, and why is it important?

Ergonomics is the science of fitting jobs to people. It focuses on designing workstations, tools, and job tasks for safety and efficiency. Effective ergonomic design coupled with good posture can reduce employee injuries and increase job satisfaction and productivity.

Injuries resulting from poor workplace ergonomics, such as back injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tendinitis can be debilitating for employees and costly to the University.

Please take a moment to review the University Health Services Information on A User Friendly Workstation and Personal Workstation Checklist.

 

To find out which safety committee you belong to, request a safety training, or for help on any safety-related topic: Submit a ticket or email busops@berkeley.edu

Student Affairs Injury and Illness Program

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is the department's ongoing, comprehensive program for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses. The written program describes the safety committees, workplace inspections, and employee training on work-related hazards. It outlines the roles and responsibilities each staff person has in maintaining a safe work environment.


 

What to do if an injury or illness occurs at work               download the poster

  1. Address medical care issues
    Emergency Care (serious injury, threatening to life or limb)
    1. Dial 911 or or 2-3333 for campus police
    2. Call EH&S hotline 510-642-3073
    3. Call Dept Safety Coordinator 510-459-4144

    All instances of serious injury that require an ambulance must be reported to EH&S and DSC
    Acute Care (non-emergency)

    • Direct employee to the Tang Center (2222 Bancroft Way)
    • Urgent Care Clinic (2-3188) - including first-aid care
    • If medical care is needed after clinic hours, please direct the employee to Alta Bates Medical Center's Emergency Room (2450 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley) or the emergency facility of his or her personal health plan
  2. Complete documentation

 

How to report a safety concern                                           download the poster 

There are many ways to report a safety concern, but some methods get a faster response than others. If you see a possible hazard in your work environment, and you cannot personally correct it, you can:

1.  Tell your supervisor

2.  Contact the Department Safety Coordinator: 

Kari Peterson, Dept. Safety Coordinator
510-459-4144
kspeterson@berkeley.edu

 3.  Fill out an anonymous report of unsafe condition. You can tell us about your concern without telling us your name. We will post our response to your location's safety bulletin board within two weeks of receiving the report.

        Send the completed form via interoffice mail to:     

                        Kari Peterson, Dept. Safety Coordinator
                        2515 Channing Way, Suite 12
                        MC 5150

 

4.  Contact the Office of Environment, Health and Safety

Safety Engineering Specialist, Alayna Parker

510-643-6470
aljoparker@berkeley.edu

5.  EH&S Main Desk: 510-642-3073

6.  Email CalOSHA: doshoak@dir.ca.gov

 


Other Safety-Related Forms


 

Other Safety-Related Campus Resources


General Operations

Building Access

Please complete the form below and submit to busops@berkeley.edu.