The UCLA Employee Safety Handbook provides valuable information to help you integrate safety into your daily processes. All employees are required to review the handbook. The Handbook was revised in 2011 and covers important health and safety topics, including:
- Simple techniques for making the working environment safer and preventing common campus accidents
- Emergency preparedness
- Managing laboratory hazards
- An employee’s role in environmental protection
- Campus safety and security resources
- Safety training topics
How Do I Obtain an Employee Safety Handbook?
The Handbook will be distributed in phased roll-outs to employees through the online UC Learning Center beginning in late September. Employees without email addresses will be instructed to attend an instructor-led discussion about the Handbook, beginning in late 2011 or early 2012.
How are Records of Completion Maintained?
Records of completion will be maintained through the online UC Learning Center. The preferred method is for employees to read the Handbook online, which allows individual employees to acknowledge that they have read the Handbook through the online learning center. (Note: it will take approximately 45 minutes to review the handbook online.) Employees without computer access will attend instructor-led sessions, and records from these sessions will be uploaded into the online learning center.
What’s My Role?
Everyone at UCLA plays a key role in creating and maintaining a healthful and safe workplace. Employees, supervisors/managers and directors can support this goal in different ways:
Review the handbook online or, if necessary attend a classroom session, to learn your role in keeping the campus safe.
Supervisors and Managers
The UCLA Employee Safety Handbook can be used in conjunction with the Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP) to assist departments in creating an effective safety culture. In addition to reviewing the handbook, supervisors or managers should:
- Use the Supervisor’s Discussion Guide to lead a conversation with your staff on the applicable sections
- Require completion of the UC Learning Center Activity, which simplifies maintenance of training records
- Request hard copies of the Handbook for employees without access to computers or as in-office resources
- Include the Handbook in on-boarding activities for new employees
Deans, Directors and Other Executive Leaders
Your support of this initiative will ensure its success. By encouraging the use of the Handbook as one of the many safety resources available to faculty, staff and students, you will contribute to a culture in which everyone takes responsibility for their own and the safety of others.