Assessment

Assessment simplifies the hazard assessment process for research and instructional laboratories and recommends the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required within a lab based on the hazards revealed during the assessment. The tool was procured by the Chancellor’s Office to implement the California State Auditors recommendations related to laboratory and chemical safety.

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The first step in working with the Assessment tool is to create a group.  Once you are in the system, you can create a group and manage the people in the group by adding or removing them as needed.  Below are some of the training tutorials that detail this process.

Profile: Create Groups

Profile: Manage Groups

Assessment supports the following roles by streamlining their daily tasks and supporting efforts to reach regulatory compliance.  

Principal Investigator (PI)/Faculty

Creates a lab -- Gives the group a name, identifies group members and selects the locations covered.
Assigns a delegates -- Delegates can be designated by editing lab member permissions in Manage Lab.
Manages roster -- Adds and removes people from their lab. Room allocations can also be modified. 
Conducts hazard assessment -- Creates or modifies a custom hazard assessment for this group.
Finalizes hazard assessment -- the assessment must be reviewed and certified by the PI before group members can review.

Delegates

Manage roster -- Add and remove people from their lab. Room allocations can also be modified. 
Conducts hazard assessment -- Creates or modifies a custom hazard assessment for this group.

All Users

Review the hazard assessment -- Anyone working in the lab must acknowledge that they have read and agree with the hazard assessment and review the PPE recommendations.

Training

Training materials are available on how to use Assessment, including the following written tutorials:

Assessment: Getting Started

Assessment: Responsible Person Tutorial

Assessment: Delegate Tutorial

Assessment: Authorized User Tutorial

There are also a variety of how-to videos for Assessment.  If you have any further concerns or questions, you can look at the Risk & Safety Solutions FAQ page.

A Risk and Safety Solutions Academy training on Profile and Assessment is available online on Mondays. Contact EHS by email for more information.