Environmental Health & Safety

Integrated Safety and Environmental Management (ISEM )

UCR uses the Integrated Safety and Environmental Management (ISEM) system to bring safety, health, and sustainability into work practices at all levels. Our core ISEM principles demonstrate our expectations for all faculty, staff, and students. ISEM applies a 5-step process to all work: 

  1. Define scope: What do I want to do?
  2. Analyze hazards: What are the risks of doing it?
  3. Develop controls: How can I control those risks?
  4. Perform work: Do it (controlling for risks)
  5. Evaluate Performance: How can I do better next time? 

ISEM was developed by the systemwide Environment, Health, & Safety Leadership Council in an effort to implement the UC systemwide policy on management of health, safety, and the environment. The policy has received personal commitment from the President of the University of California.

University of California Policy on Management of Health, Safety and the Environment
The University of California is committed to achieving excellence in providing a healthy and safe working environment, and to supporting environmentally sound practices in the conduct of University activities. It is University policy to comply with all applicable health, safety, and environmental protection laws, regulations and requirements.
To meet this standard of excellence, the University implements management initiatives and best practices to systematically integrate health, safety, and environmental considerations and sustainable use of natural resources into all activities. All University activities are to be conducted in a manner that ensures the protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, the public, property, and the environment.
The University’s goal is to prevent all workplace injuries and illnesses, environmental incidents, and property losses or damage. Achieving this goal is the responsibility of every member of the University community. Supervisors have particular responsibility for the activities of those people who report to them.

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