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General Safety

One of the primary responsibilities of the office of Environmental Health and Safety is to enhance and maintain the overall general safety of the university community and its employees. The resources below are available to be used for training, reference, or integrated into departmental safety program documents.

Codes of Safe Practice

A Code of Safe Practice is 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 if appropriate.

Safety Bulletins

Safety bulletins are information sheets that focus on specific workplace safety topics. Safety bulletins may be used for safety training, reference, or integrated into departmental safety program documents.

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