New Biosafety Manual

EH&S is pleased to announce the completion of the USC Biosafety Manual, providing health and safety information to all USC community members who handle biohazardous materials. To access the manual, download the PDF….

New Chemical Safety Manual

USC Environmental Health & Safety is pleased to announce the completion of USC’s Chemical Hygiene Plan. To access the manual, download the PDF (8 MB). The document contains links to recent pertinent Safety Fact Sheets and Forms….

Winter Recess Laboratory Safety

As we approach the Winter Recess, we want to remind all researchers of the risks associated with many laboratory activities and ask that everyone does their part to ensure that USC laboratories remain safe during the campus closure. When ongoing research continues beyond regular business hours, it is especially important that researchers take extra precautions….

EHSA Web Application is Live

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new EH&S Assistant (EHSA) web application! Click here to login using your USC NetID (shibboleth) account. EHSA enhances the online management of your lab’s inventory and personnel, training, waste pickup requests, and more. Visit the EHSA page for detailed instructions on how to use EHSA along with…

USC Health Alert – Hepatitis A

The LA County Department of Public Health declared an outbreak of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) among persons who are homeless or use illicit (injection and non-injection) drugs. USC faculty/staff/students that work or volunteer with these groups are highly encouraged to review this alert and seek guidance from their healthcare provider. Click here to read the…

USC Eye Protection Initiative

The start of the new academic year brings new opportunities for scientific research at USC and is a good time to evaluate your lab safety procedures and practices, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). See USC PPE Standard » Starting in Fall 2017, EH&S launched an initiative that focuses on the proper…

USC is a Smoke-Free Campus

The university is committed to promoting a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. As of January 10, 2017, smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities on university owned and leased property with no exception, including within vehicles parked on those properties. Support for the USC Smoke-Free Policy,…