Safety Policy

This Safety Handbook was developed for students, faculty, staff and/or visitors at the 
NEES@UCSB field sites at Garner Valley and Salton Sea, California.


NEES Network Wide Saftey Policy

The purpose of this document is to provide an overarching policy that addresses safety for the NEES 
network. This document outlines Responsibilities and Requirements for NEEScomm, Sites, and 
Users (Researchers, their staff, or their students); Dispute Resolution; Responding to Accidents and 
Incidents; and Web Accessible Safety Plans.


Report Unsafe Condition

UCSB employees and students may use this form to report any unrecognized, or uncontrolled 
safety issues to Environmental Health & Safety. EH&S will investigate the safety issue to 
determine if mitigations are needed. Form can be submitted anonymously if desired. Employees 
are advised that it would be illegal for an employer to take any action against an employee in 
reprisal for exercising their rights to report safety issues.


Hazard Correction Report

This form should be used in conjunction with the “Report of Unsafe Condition” form (IIPP Form I), as 
appropriate, to track the correction of identified hazards.


Incident Report Form

This report is to be completed when an occupational illness or incident occurs. If an employee is injured or develops a job-related illness (developed gradually e.g., tendonitis) 
as a result of their employment at UCSB they must complete and submit this report. If the employee is unable to complete or sign the form, the supervisor or department 
representative must complete it on their behalf.​


​The UCSB Geotechnical Array monitoring program is jointly funded by Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the United States Geological Survey.

This site previously funded 2015 to 2017 by the NRC Contract#NRC-HQ-60-15-C-000, project title "Observations and Analysis of Geotechnical Data". And 2004 to 2014 by the Geoge E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Program of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award# CMMI-0927178.