UCOP Department Safety Coordinators (DSC)

At least one Safety Coordinator(s) is appointed for each UCOP Department by the Department head through the appropriate Vice President. The Department Safety Coordinator should be an experienced midlevel employee who understands the UCOP system. The Department Safety Coordinator's duties are outlined below. To adequately perform these duties the person would need to dedicate approximately 5 percent of their time (2 hours per week) to this function. The UCOP Department of EH&S will provide the necessary initial and recurring training to the Department Safety Coordinators.

The Department Safety Coordinator is responsible for the following:

  1. Remain informed about safety and health regulations, procedures, and safeguards affecting UCOP employees within their departments/building;
  2. Investigate accidents and incidents that have occurred and identify and implement the corrective action necessary to prevent a similar accident from occurring;
  3. Ensure that regular health and safety inspections are conducted within their departments/building. (BSAS Form 2);
  4. Report to the UCOP EH&S Department any unsafe or unhealthy conditions which they cannot correct;
  5. Serve as a health and safety liaison between employees within their department and/or building and the UCOP EH&S Department. (BSAS Form 4);
  6. Maintain department safety records to document employee training, inspections, safety meetings and/or accident investigations. (BSAS Form 1).