Health and Safety Manual


The College of Chemistry is a large research, teaching, and public service institution comprised of a culturally rich and diverse staff. Because research interests in the organic, physical, and biomolecular disciplines collide, the College of Chemistry needs a detailed Health and Safety Plan. It is the mission of the College's EHS&S Program to provide guidance and detail through the implementation of its Injury Illness Prevention Program. The College of Chemistry Health and Safety Manual acts as the core document, organizing EHS&S Information applicable to every member in the College. Therefore, depending on the type of work one performs (i.e. teaching, lab research, clerical, technical, or shop support) different sections and information will be based on one's job assignment.

The tables below are meant to guide you to those sections of the manual which are most relevant to your work. Descriptions of the major sections of the manual can be found in the manual's introduction — Section 1.

1. Safety Information that applies to EVERYONE (faculty, staff, students)

2. Safety Information that applies to MOST PEOPLE

3. Safety Information concerning work in LABS OR WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS or MATERIALS

Emergency Guide

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Download the Emergency Guide (PDF)


The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report for University of California, Berkeley is offered in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act and contains fire safety, crime statistics, and policies. You may use this document to learn more about the many safety and security services and resources available at UC Berkeley.

CoC Building Emergency Plans

A Building Emergency Plan is considered part of every building's basic health and safety responsibility and contains information for a variety of emergency situations, such as medical emergencies, power outages, hazardous material spills, fires, bomb threats, civil disturbances, and earthquakes. The Building Emergency Plan for each CoC building is provided below.

Building Emergency Plan - Giauque Laboratory
Building Emergency Plan - Gilman Hall
Building Emergency Plan - Hildebrand Hall
Building Emergency Plan - Latimer Hall
Building Emergency Plan - Lewis Hall
Building Emergency Plan - Pimentel Hall
Building Emergency Plan - Tan Hall

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