Safety and Loss Prevention

We work to systematically integrate environmental health and safety into university activities systemwide.

The University of California (UC) is committed to achieving excellence in providing a healthful and safe working environment.  To meet this standard of excellence, UC implements risk management initiatives and best practices designed to reduce the likelihood of an adverse event.


Through insurance premiums, the Office of the President, Office of Risk Services (OPRS) identifies the sources of risk and sponsors loss control programs that UC locations can deploy with the aim of reducing risk.  All UC activities are to be conducted in a manner that ensures the protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, the public, property, and the environment.