Safety Resources for Physics

Department Safety Coordinators/Emergency Contacts:

Anthony Vitan MPS Division and Lab Safety Coordinator
158 Physics North
510-642-2242 (o) 510-334-5068 (c)

Alternate TBD

Carlos Bustamante Service Desk 
151 Physics North
510-643-0802 (M-F 8am-5pm)

Email if you have a concern, need or to report an issue.  

Campus and Physics Emergency Contact List

Building Emergency Plans for Birge Hall, Physics North, Physics South, and Campbell Hall

Birge BEP

Physics North, Physics South BEP 

Campbell Hall BEP

Reporting a Concern (may be done anonymously) 

You may report a concern via this form.  

Reporting a Work Place Injury

This portal is to be used by employees and supervisors.  You may also visit the UHS Disability Management Program site here.  For serious injuries please call 911 from a campus phone or 510-642-3333 from your cell phone.

Physics Emergency Evacuation Team and Procedures

You may find info in the drive folder here

Physics BEP and EHS Work Place Safety Program

All persons working or visiting Physics must read the Building Emergency Plan for Birge Hall, Physics North, and Physics South.  Proof of having read the documents is acomplished by completing this quiz.  Please turn in all completed documents to 151 Physics North.  All persons working in Physics or campus must complete the EHS Campus Work Place Safety Program

The following documents are forms as part of the Work Place Safety Program (Formerly IIPP) :

Reports of Unsafe Conditions or Hazards (IIPP Form 1)

Safety Committee Meeting Documentation (IIPP Form 2)

Form 3 Self Assessments: LAB, GENERAL, and OFFICE 

Hazard Correction Reports (IIPP Form 4)

Accident, Injury or Illness Investigation Reports (IIPP Form 5)

EH&S Accident Investigation Fact Sheet

Ergo Evaluations

To request an ergo evaluation fill out this form.  

Personal Work Station Checklist and Ergonomics Training (Requestor is required to complete these before an evaluation will be given)

User Friendly Work Station Diagram

Work Station Evaluator's Assessment Form

Additional information on University Health Services' Workstation Ergonomics can be found here.  Ergo program overview is located here.

Safe Transport of Cryogens

The Physics Department requires two persons to transport all dewars on casters at all times.

Liquid Nitrogen SOP

Safe Transports of Cryogens memo

EH&S Cryogens Fact Sheet

Department Safety Committee


  • Staff Chair and Dept Safety Coordinator Anthony Vitan 2-2242
  • Faculty Chair: Professor Michael Crommie
  • Members: Lab Safety Contacts, Physics Library, EH&S, Physics Administration



Safety in Labs

New Researcher Orientation Check List

Chemical Safety

How to dispose of hazardous waste (chemicals, contaminated waste ect.) and unwanted materials (uncontaminated sharps, used batteries): Hazardous Waste Program (must login via Calnet ID)

Radiation Safety Information

Laser Safety Information


Safety in Shops

Shop Safety JSA's

Important Safety Links

UCB Environmental Health and Safety

UCB Police Department