While the EHS Leadership Council and its various working groups have developed many best practice documents over the years, the challenge for many campuses is finding expertise and/or resources to implement the programs.  And, although campuses do share resources with each other, it is usually in response to an emergency event and for a very limited duration.  The Centers of Excellence (CoE) program is intended to address this issue by being proactive in providing resources in advance and requiring a CoE to provide assistance to other campuses and system-wide leadership on their specific subject area. In general, CoE’s have the following characteristics or elements:

  • Collection of subject matter experts on a given subject/topic
  • Central repository for research and study materials
  • Clearinghouse of process, standards and policy design
  • Source of educational opportunities on the given subject/topic
  • Development and monitoring of success criteria for metrics/systems of measurement
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Brent Cooley, UCSC

Safety in the Arts

Phone: (831) 459-1877

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Charles Borromeo, UCB

Dangerous Goods Shipping

Phone: (510) 642-0117

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David Kang, UCI

Smart Labs

Phone: (949) 824-7574

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James Gibson, UCLA

UC Center for Laboratory Safety

Phone: (310) 206-6544

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Jason Barry, UCDMC

Hospital Safety Management and Injury Reduction

Phone: (916) 734-7321

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Jessica Drew de Paz, UCI

Mindful Health and Safety

Phone: (949) 824-6634

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Jim Gilson, UCB

Occupational Safety (OS)

Phone: (510) 643-9575

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Julie Chobdee, UCR

Wellness and Health

Phone: (951) 827-1488

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Kathy Hajopoulos, UCSFMC

UC Care

Phone: (415) 476-0263

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Kenneth Smith, UCOP

Laboratory Safety

Phone: (510) 882-3499

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Kristie Elton, UCOP

Ergonomics: Construction and Systemwide Support

Phone: (951) 787-5034

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Kristin Parker, UCLAMC

Southern California Student Health & Counseling/Other Campus Clinical Operations Liability Risk

Phone: (310) 794-3500

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Nancy Terry, UCSD

Learning Management System

Phone: (858) 822-3346

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Safa Hussain, UCD

Technology

Phone: (530) 633-7232

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Sandra Conrrad, UCI

Safety Management and Metrics

Phone: (949) 824-6982

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Thor Benzing, ANR

Online Safety Training Content Development

Phone: (530) 400-5629

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