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)

Section 1

Safety on Site (SOS)


  • Identify your work environment.
  • 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 a Safety Concern or safety@uci.edu.


  • Identify your work unit members.
  • Designate a Safety Representative (SR).
  • Ensure employee training compliance.
  • Assist your Safety Representative (SR) with access to the UC Learning Center (UCLC) employee training records.
  • Support completion of action items that may result from completion of hazard identification checklist.
  • 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.
  • Complete SOS Representative training.
  • Identify the work environment that best fits your work unit.
  • Complete a hazard checklist for your work unit.
  • Work with the work unit supervisor to access UC Learning Center (UCLC) employee training records for compliance and ensure training compliance.



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.