Coronavirus Information for the UC San Diego Community

Our leaders are working closely with federal and state officials to ensure your ongoing safety at the university. Stay up to date with the latest developments. Learn more.

Safety at Scripps

Scripps Institution of Oceanography operates its safety program in conjunction with UC San Diego's Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) division, which manages a coordinated safety program for the entire UC San Diego campus. Safety at Scripps is a responsibility shared by everyone: students, volunteers, faculty, and staff.

The Scripps Safety Office is committed to promoting awareness, providing effective consultation, and ensuring compliance to cultivate a safe working and research environment for all. Contact Dennis Brand at (858) 534-2730 or .


COVID-19 Response

Adaptation to COVID-19 safety concerns is central to our planning for continuity of research and operations at Scripps.  SIO is represented on various campus task forces developing plans for phased return to learn / research / work consistent with statewide directives and local public health conditions. 

Please refer to the following pages for updated information and guidance:

Emergency Contacts

Emergency, spill, or exposure?

  • Immediately call 911 from either a campus telephone or mobile device, or dial (858) 534-HELP (4357)
  • Notify your supervisor and Dennis Brand, 534-2730.
  • Get medical treatment at UCSD COEM or UCSD ERs if needed
  • Report the incident by completing an Incident Report Form

Personal/Campus Safety:


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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency action plans and resources

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Safety Roles and Contacts

Who to contact about safety and preparedness issues