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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.

Fire drills are coming to campus in late July

Please refrain from performing any hazardous operations that may not be left unattended, or requires significant shutdown, during the fire drill testing window for your building. Click here to view the DRAFT fire drill schedule. The fire drill schedule is subject to change due to input from building occupants so check often for updates .For further information contact Jensen Aquino Fire and Life Safety Specialist at 756-6678.

CSU Health and Safety Compliance

The Chancellor’s Office of Audit and Advisory Services conducted a health and safety compliance audit in January 2019. The audit focused on findings and recommendations identified in last year’s California State Auditor’s Report, and agreed to by the CSU. The final audit report can be viewed here: CSU CO-Final audit report.pdf

Our Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) office is leading this initiative and will work closely with CSU auditors and all affected campus departments to implement the recommendations noted on the audit. If you need assistance or have questions, contact EH&S at x6674.

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.

Safety and Health Protection on the Job

California law provides workplace safety and health protections for workers through regulations enforced by the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). This poster explains some basic requirements and procedures to comply with the state’s workplace safety and health standards and orders. Please post the poster in your work areas or refer all employees here: English Poster Spanish Poster

Need Assistance?

For immediate assistance call 805-756-5555

Contact Information

Phone: 805-756-6555
Fax: 805-756-6114
Email: facserv@calpoly.edu

Office Hours

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

Director, Environmental Health & Safety

David Korpan
Email: dkorpan@calpoly.edu
805-756-6662