This page outlines UROP research conduct guidelines as well as UCI's safety resources.
Environmental Health and Safety
UROP participants often use materials or energy that
may be potentially hazardous to their health, safety or the environment. The
Environmental Health & Safety Office recommends that students follow the same
rules and be afforded the same level of health and safety training and protection
as employees. The Principal Investigator (PI) on a project is ultimately
responsible for the health and safety of all the workers in his or her
laboratory. In addition to the PI, there is an extensive safety system
that serves the UCI community. The offices below can be contacted by students,
employees and PIs with questions about safety responsibilities, training,
or appropriate procedures and precautions.
The Environmental Health & Safety Office (824-6200) is a source of safety information, including lab safety, ergonomics, seismic safety, accident prevention, and fire safety. UROP students should review the department's safety plan. The PI and the student should discuss the safety procedures that are specific to the hazards of the UROP project and the PI's laboratory.
The following schools have resident Safety Coordinators to assist students, employees and faculty in providing EH&S information.
For all other areas or if the school safety coordinator is unavailable, the following resources are available from EH&S:
PIs must provide training and ensure that students have recommended immunizations. In addition, students should have proof of personal medical insurance prior to working with these hazards.
For any other questions, please contact the UROP Office.