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Industrial Hygiene

An industrial hygiene program involves the recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers of the campus community.

Links to campus safety programs and resources are listed below.

Medical Monitoring Program:


The Medical Monitoring Program is for employees working with certain identified hazards. Employees are monitored medically on a scheduled frequency. If you are identified to be included in this program, it is your responsibility to fulfill this requirement when notified by EHS. 

The list of identified hazards included in the campus Medical Monitoring Program are below:

    • Acrylonitrile
    • Animal Handler
    • Asbestos Medical Surveillance Procedure
    • Benzene
    • Carcinogen Exposure
    • Dibromo Chloropropan
    • Divers
    • Ethylene Dibromide
    • Ethylene Oxide
    • Fetal Protection
    • Formaldehyde
    • Hearing Medical Surveillance Procedure
    • Laboratory Employees
    • Lasers
    • Lead Medical Surveillance Protocol
    • MBOCA
    • Methylene Chloride
    • Pesticides
    • Radiation
    • Respirator Medical Surveillance Protocol
    • Vinyl Chloride

Please refer to the Campus Medical Monitoring Program for more information.

Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines and Resources

Respiratory Protection Program:

It is the policy of Cal Poly, to maintain, insofar as can reasonably be expected, an environment that will not adversely affect the health, safety and well-being of students, employees, visitors, and surrounding community. Because not all working environments can be made completely safe from potentially hazardous substances and atmospheres, the University has established a respiratory protection program for the safety and well-being of its employees.