The Department of Physics is committed to providing its students, faculty, researchers, and staff a safe and healthful environment in which to learn and work. Please join us in our efforts to promote a culture of safety by familiarizing yourself with the safety educational tools and support information below.

Emergency Contacts



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Seek Support

Center for Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE) offers workshops on violence prevention for the entire campus and provides free and confidential services for students, staff, and faculty impacted by violence, with a focus on survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides confidential counseling, workshops, and community forums for UC San Diego students. They also provide outreach programs and consultation services to the campus community. Contact us at 858-534-3755.

Please see the "Reporting Incidents" section below for two additional offices that offer support and include options to report incidents.

Mitigate Risks

Mitigating risks on college campuses is crucial for ensuring a safe and secure environment. By staying vigilant and aware of your surroundings, you can help minimize potential hazards. Stick to well-lit areas, avoid walking alone at night, and always trust your instincts. Utilize campus safety resources (eg. escort services) when needed.

Seek Emergency Assistance

CALL 9-1-1 if you or someone else feels there is imminent danger. 

Office of the Ombuds

The Office of the Ombuds provides a confidential, safe space for students, staff, and faculty to talk about concerns and problem-solve issues arising from interpersonal and group conflict. They encourage reporting of incidents since it allows the University to follow up, investigate facts and determine whether University policies have been violated. If you have any questions or concerns about making a report, you can talk with the Ombuds Office confidentially about the situation and your options (see here).

Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

The Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) works to resolve complaints of unlawful discrimination and unlawful harassment through formal investigation or alternative resolution. They also explain and clarify university policies and procedures regarding unlawful discrimination, unlawful harassment and retaliation. They also collaborate with other UC San Diego offices in resolving complaints. Finally, they offer a variety of training programs and workshops in the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination for students, faculty, and staff. To submit a report for OPHD review, please click here

Incident Report Forms

Please click here and complete an incident report when student/visitor injuries occur.

Please click here and complete an incident report when employee injuries occur.

Report live fires, hazards, threats, or emergencies immediately by contacting UCSD Police: 9-1-1 from campus phones; other phones (858) 534-4357 (534-HELP). Please click here and complete a fire incident report after a fire incident occurs. 

Students and researchers planning to work in the Physics Machine Shop need to learn basic safety principles before beginning. During machine shop work (as a student and as a professional) each person is expected to know:

  • general machine shop and life safety principles,
  • specific machine shop policies and procedures for each piece of machinery or work area
  • the hazards of the materials in use.

Please contact Machine Shop Manager Brad Hanson for more information.


Phone: (858) 534-7049 

Machine Shop Location

Mayer Hall 1030
Fax: (858) 534-0173