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Environmental Health & Safety

Coronavirus Update and Resources

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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For immediate assistance call 805-756-5555


Office Hours

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Location: Building 80
Map to Building 80

Service Requests

Service Request Page

Contact Information

Phone: 805-756-6665
Fax: 805-756-6114
Email: facserv@calpoly.edu

Christina Juarez
EHS Supervisor
Building 80, Room 101
Telephone: 805-756-6674
Cell: 805-440-1392
cdjuarez@calpoly.edu

EHS News and Information

Fire drills are coming to the campus housing next week September 21-24, 2020 in the evening.

Fire and Life Safety System testing of all building continues now through early December. Watch for the commuications from Facilities to the building occupants. This testing requires the activation of the fire alarms for a small period of time. Please be aware of the test date for your work location and plan for the disruption. For further information, contact Jensen Aquino, Fire and Life Safety Specialist at 756-6678 or email at jjaquino@calpoly.edu.

Wildfire Smoke and Campus Air Quality

Wildfire smoke continues to affect many communities in California. The Air Pollution Control District reports the quality of the air in San Luis Obispo daily via the website airnow.gov. The University remains open during unhealthy air days and you will need to take steps to protect the health of your employees who work outdoors.

If AQI is 151 – 200 (unhealthy) EVERYONE must be concerned. The campus remains open. Campus events and activities scheduled outdoors that involved prolonged or heavy exertion will be rescheduled to a time when the air quality is better. Outdoor work and prolonged or heavy exertion should be limited where practicable. Employees who work outdoors for more than one hour should be reassigned or provided an N95 respirator for voluntary use. Indoor work and/or activities will continue as scheduled.

Please ensure employees who work outdoors are provided with information about the hazards and precautions of working outdoors during wildfire smoke events, and that they are offered an N95 mask when the AQI is above 150. It’s important that employees are encouraged to report to their supervisor any health concerns associated with wild fire smoke while working outdoors. See attached Wildfire Smoke tailgate training guide for outdoor workers (published by UC Davis) that supervisors can use to advise such employees, and a Respirator Use Guide.

EHS will continue to monitor local AQI levels and notify you of further expected changes. Please contact David Korpan at dkorpan@calpoly.edu for additional information. If you need PPE, please email your request to ppe@calpoly.edu.

Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) Tools

The CSU system and Environmental Health & Safety is implementing the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) software tools for the laboratory areas. Inspect, Hazard Assessment and Chemical Inventory are here for your use. Click on this link to log in: Risk and Safety Solutions. More information regarding this software can be found here. Helpful short training videos on Assessment and Inspect can be found here. Chemical Inventory tutorial can be found here. You may down load the Chemical Inventory upload template

Online (M)SDS System

Environmental Health & Safety subscribes to MSDSOnline, an online database to provide Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for hazardous materials used on campus. Campus users can access the site at: afd.calpoly.edu/sds . No login or special access codes are required, if accessed from a campus computer. Cal OSHA allows this online system to replace our paper MSDS files as long as hazardous materials users have access to a computer with the link to the MSDSOnline in the immediate vicinity of the hazmat use and users are notified as to where they can find the SDS. A posting for areas with hazardous material use can be found here.

EHS training catalog of online courses offered in SumTotal is here.

Do you need to operate a Forklift?

EHS has several options available to the campus for forklift operation.