The University of California is committed to achieving excellence in providing a healthful and safe working environment, and to supporting environmentally sound practices in the conduct of University activities. To meet this standard of excellence, the University implements management initiatives and best practices to systematically integrate environmental health and safety programs 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.