Safety Connection

USC’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides a safe and environmentally healthy workplace for students, employees, and the surrounding community. EH&S helps reduce and manage risk by developing and implementing campus wide safety policies and programs.

As a service to the USC community, EH&S actively publishes media that reflects current topics in safety. Here are the latest general and occupation-specific publications for review. To access the library of Fact Sheets and Guide Sheets, visit the Fact Sheets web page.

Health Alerts


Meningococcal Disease
General information and safety tips on Meningococcal Disease

Tuberculosis
General information and safety tips on Tuberculosis

Norovirus
General information and safety tips on Norovirus

Seasonal Influenza
General information and safety tips on the Flu

Scabies
General information and safety tips on Scabies

Lice
General information and safety tips on Lice

Bed Bugs
General information and safety tips on Bed Bugs

Zika Virus Disease
General information and safety tips on Zika Virus

General Safety


Electrical Safety
General information/tips on electrical safety

Carbon Monoxide
Sources of CO and how to prevent CO poisoning

Mold Prevention
Steps to take in preventing mold growth
USC is Smoke-Free
No smoking on any USC-owned or leased property

Safety in the Laboratory


Protect Your Eyes
EH&S’ PPE Campaign – Eye Protection

Cryogen Safety
The Dos and Don’ts when handling cryogens or dry ice

Food and Drink in Labs
General information on the no food or drink safety policy

Gas Cylinder Disposal
Safety tips on proper disposal of gas cylinders

Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation
Effects of UV radiation on the body

Transfer of Bio Materials
How to transfer bio materials safely

Chemical Spill Kit Guide
A summary of clean-up and PPE items that are needed for a kit
Lessons Learned
Read about actual incidents that occurred in the lab

Occupational Safety


Hearing Conservation
& Noise Control
Measures to protect hearing

Injury & Illness
Prevention Plan
Q & A on the IIPP

Ergonomics
Basic information and a link to self-evaluation

Safety Training

Online and in-person safety courses are available to the USC community through EH&S’ Training portal. Research personnel may refer to the Safety Training Matrix to determine what training courses are required.

Questions? Request information at the Contact EH&S web page.