Formal review/campus community comment for the Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Jean Marie Scott, Associate Vice Chancellor, Risk and Safety Services, and Patrick Goff, Executive Director, Environmental Health and Safety

The University of California is proposing a systemwide Environmental, Health & Safety Policy. 

The purpose of the policy is to establish a baseline of minimum standard for all University of California locations and ensure compliance with all applicable health, safety, and environmental regulations. 

The policy is intended to support the university’s goals in:

  • preventing workplace injuries and illnesses,
  • avoiding property losses or damage, 
  • protecting the environment by reducing adverse impacts, and 
  • maintaining compliance with health, safety, and environmental protection laws and regulations.  

The proposed systemwide policy is available at:

Those who wish to provide comments on the proposed policy may submit them to the UC Santa Cruz Policy Coordination Office by January 26, 2017 by emailing