Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health and Safety assists the campus in providing a safe and healthful workplace through the development and implementation of programs which minimize the risk of occupationally related injury or illness. Also, EH&S develops and implements programs to ensure the safe use, handling and storage of hazardous materials and appropriate and compliant disposal of hazardous wastes. These are accomplished through employee training programs, procedures and policies, and compliance surveys.
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EHS News and Information
EHS Webpage Refresh
EHS is working to update our webpage to reflect our current work processes and provide answers to frequently asked questions. The first update to the page will go live September 19th. This will include a new resource page for Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) and training. We hope to finish refreshing the webpage and all its content by June 2023.
EHS will be reintroducing quarterly safety forums called "Safety Jams". The purpose of these quarterly Safety Jams is to bring together those on campus who have an active role in health and safety, to build a network of support across departments, enhance our collective body of knowledge, and have a forum for communicating safety-related issues, news, and events. We hope to see you there!
When: Friday October 14th from 8:00AM to 9:30AM
Where: The first meeting will be held in conference room 171-a014 in Poly Canyon Village.
Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS)
EHS is offering RSS training for responsible persons (both new users and existing users) are encouraged to attend the relaunch Zoom meeting on October 7, 2022 at 8:30-9:30 AM. https://calpoly.zoom.us/j/85147064720. Meeting will be recorded.
What's new with Cal Poly's Hazardous Waste Program?
Beginning Fall 2022, Cal Poly campus generators have access to a new waste labeling and management tool called WASTe (Waste Accumulation Storage Tracking electronically). This tool is within Cal Poly’s Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) program. RSS is already being used on the campus for inspections and chemical inventories. Using this application, Principal Investigators (PIs), lab staff, and other generators of regulated wastes have the ability to create, edit and print hazardous waste labels (“Tags”) directly from the system. Users can also create waste templates for routinely generated wastes, and requesting a pick-up of full waste containers for disposal is done with just a click!
Need to Report an Injury?
If you experience a work-related injury or illness, you must notify your supervisor immediately. Your supervisor will complete the Work Related Injury/Illness Form and provide to you the Claim Form DWC 1 within 24 hours of their knowledge of your injury/illness. Late reporting could delay or jeopardize Worker's Compensation benefits.