Mandatory Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)
During recent inspections at two UC campuses, Cal/OSHA inspectors requested documentation regarding laboratory hazard assessments. According to California Code of Regulations Title 8 Section 3380 and the UCSF PPE Policy, employers must conduct work place hazard assessments, communicate results with employees, select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), verify proper fit, provide PPE training and ensure PPE maintenance. All PIs must complete the on-line Laboratory Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) for all laboratory employees to ensure compliance with these requirements.
The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) will provide PPE for PIs and employees who completed LHAT before July 1st 2014. Those who completed LHAT after July 1st 2014 can purchase PPE via BearBuy.
LHAT compliance will be verified by your EH&S Specialist during routine laboratory inspections. If you have any questions, please contact your EH&S Specialist.