Safety and Injury Prevention

About Safety and Injury Prevention

Safety and 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

Blaise Bautsch Senior Safety Specialist
Belinda Manalac Safety Specialist
Brenda Garcia Injury Prevention/Safety Specialist
Eric Allton Safety Specialist / Interim School Coordinator; School of Business, Continuing Education, Education, Humanities, ICS, Law, Libraries, Social Sciences


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
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Machine shop inspections
  • Construction job walkthroughs
  • Division of Finance and Administration (DFA)
  • Student Affairs
  • Research labs
  • Athletics
  • All campus employees