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.

Visit our contacts page to meet the EH&S team. Using the navigation bar to the right you can access Cal Poly's EH&S programs, quickly find a list of common forms and resources, or report a health and safety concern.

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EHS News and Information

New Employee Injury Reporting Process

In an effort to imporove communication, Cal Poly's employee injury reporting process has recently changed. Report of Injury Forms are now submitted to injuryreporting@calpoly.edu Please visit the "Worker's Compensation Page" for the referenced forms. The employee will receive a call from the campus workers compensation coordinator to discuss the injury.

For any questions about the status of a work related injury call 1 (877) 258-2111.

We want to hear from you

Students, Faculty and Staff - Do you have a suggestion to improve campus health and safety? Or do you know someone who is a safety champion, setting an example for others and keeping workplace health and safety top of mind? Please let us know! Nominees could win a $50 gift card!

EHS has a one-stop combined form for the campus community to communicate concerns, share lessons learned, or to recongnize others for positive safety performance. Click this link to share your thoughts with us.

Safety Jam

The next Safety Jam will be Friday, February 2nd from 8:30 to 10:00 AM in building 70, room 110.

Nilay Gami, Cal Poly's new EH&S Director, will be presenting.

Come for the doughnuts and raffle and leave with valuable information. We hope to see you there!

The purpose of quarterly "Safety Jam" meetings 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. Safety Jams are open to anyone who would like to attend.

Subscribe to the Safety Jams listserv

The EHS Office has MOVED! Stop by our new location in Building 70, Room 109

Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS)

The RSS relauch is underway, are you caught up?

EHS concluded a multi-part training series to support the relaunch of the campus RSS program . Each training focused on a different requirement or module, and each training builds upon the last. Trainings were recorded and posted.

Recordings for past sessions can be accessed on the RSS page

Subscribe to the RSS listserv

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.