SDH Safety and Access

Sutardja Dai Hall – Building Safety

Emergency requests: If there is a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 from a building phone, or (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone.

For facilities emergency issues at Sutardja Dai Hall (such as burst pipes or a condition where significant damage to the facility or personal injury may result), call (510) 502-6025. Please make sure to reach someone. If you cannot get a response from either of these numbers, please call the UC Berkeley Facilities Services 24-hour helpline at (510) 642-1032.

Defibrillators: There are two automated external defibrillators (AEDs) located in Sutardja Dai Hall, one inside Room 330 and the other inside the fifth floor collaboratory space. They are to be used in case of a cardiac emergency only, and an alarm will sound when the door is opened. Dial 911 from a building phone, or (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone before using an AED. Instructions are provided in the packet attached to the device.

First aid kits are located in the kitchen pantries on each floor and in the Shipping and Receiving Office on the second floor. A bloodborne pathogen clean-up kit is also provided to mitigate the spread of infections.

Environment, Health & Safety

Sutardja Dai Hall Building Emergency Plan (BEP) is the building safety guide that outlines emergency procedures, contact information, maps of evacuation routes including the Emergency Assembly Area (EAA), and related building and campus emergency information. Cal/OSHA requires all occupants of Sutardja Dai Hall to have documented training on this BEP.

EHS Workplace Safety Program 502 Training is the department safety document that outlines safety procedures, contact information, employee responsibilities, and related administrative information. Cal/OSHA requires all employees of CITRIS to have documented training on this IIPP.

Environment, Health & Safety Resources

CITRIS Safety Coordinator and Sutardja Dai Hall Building Coordinator
Domenico Caramagno
330A Sutardja Dai Hall
(510) 664-4302 (office) | (510) 502-6025 (cell)

Chemical Delivery Light

Do not enter the SDH freight elevator lobby when the amber light is on.

Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Employees who use their computers for four hours or more per day are encouraged to request an ergonomic evaluation of their computer workstation. University Health Services sponsors an Ergonomics@Work program that offers an interactive online workshop called Computer Health Matters. Employees can use this workshop to evaluate their workstations from the convenience of their own computers.

Building Access

The Sutardja Dai Hall building at UC Berkeley is primarily a research facility. The outer entry doors are unlocked Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Research collaboratory areas are accessible by card key only. All building occupants must have either a Cal ID card key or another UCPD-issued card key (for non-UC employees) to gain access to the building outside of business hours. Some rooms are also managed with card key access during business hours. UCPD does not allow issuing of metal key overrides for doors on the card key system; for those areas, card keys are required.

These are the rooms and areas with card key access:

  • Exterior doors (after hours)
  • Fourth Floor Collaboratory – Room 450
  • Fifth Floor Collaboratory – Room 550
  • Nanofabrication Laboratory Offices – Room 520
  • Nanofabrication Laboratory – Room 580
  • Sixth Floor Collaboratory – Room 621
  • Seventh Floor Collaboratory – Room 750

Metal keys are issued for all other areas.

To request access to the building or specific areas, please fill out the Building Access Request Form. Forms and payment can be returned to the Reception Desk in the CITRIS Tech Museum (Room 356) from 9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Your form must be signed by your supervisor or principal investigator before processing.

To receive a card key or metal key, all students must pay a $10 fee via cash, check or money order payable to “UC Regents.” Principal investigators may submit a COA to cover costs on behalf of visiting scholars. You can also request furniture keys to lock your desk drawers or overhead cabinets. Please specify on your request form which floor you are on and which desk you are working at using the small, three-digit number located on the front edge of the desk. Card keys will be activated within two full business days after receiving your completed form.

Doors with automatic closers should never be propped open unless they have been equipped with magnetic door devices to keep them open. These doors are fire-rated and must remain in the closed position in case of an emergency per the fire code.

Protection of Equipment and Personal Valuables

Many people both on and off campus have an interest in passing through Sutardja Dai Hall. UCPD reports that most crimes on campus happen between 1–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, because criminals can more easily blend in with crowds of people or “hide in plain sight.” Help prevent theft by securing all your valuables and avoiding leaving areas unsecured. Please make sure that doors close securely behind you. Do not prop doors open, especially in unoccupied areas.

Other Steps To Prevent Theft

  • Do not open doors for people you do not know. Ask to which lab or office they belong to, or inform them you will let the Facilities Office (Room 330A) know that they need access.
  • Do not label keys with the area or room numbers that they operate.
  • Report any lost keys or card keys to the Facilities staff immediately. Card keys can be turned off in minutes, which prevents their use.
  • Do not leave metal keys or card keys lying around, especially in public areas.
  • Turn in any keys found to the Facilities Office or CITRIS Reception desk inside the CITRIS Tech Museum.
  • Do not loan keys to anyone.
  • Make sure to collect keys from all departing students or employees. All keys must be returned to inventory in the Facilities Office immediately upon departure.