Codes of Safe Practice

Codes of Safe Practices are developed and written to provide the following in accordance with CAL/OSHA regulations and an effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program:

  • A list of potential physical and/or environmental hazards associated with a work activity or operation; and
  • A list of specific instructions that identify various operating procedures, reference materials, and equipment required to avoid injuries and illnesses.

It is each department’s responsibility to evaluate department-specific hazards and develop additional Codes of Safe Practice as necessary for the specific hazards. 

Environmental Health & Safety is always available to assist departments in this effort. The following list includes general Codes of Safe Practice applicable to some job duties and tasks performed on campus and are available for use where appropriate.

If you have questions regarding a code of practice, please call Melonee Cruse at 805-756-6664 or email at