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Environmental and Health Safety

The Environmental Health & Safety  (EH&S) Office provides a comprehensive safety program to insure the environmental health, safety and well being of students, staff, faculty and the campus community.

Location: Facilities Management Compound
Hours: 7:30a.m. – 4:00p.m., Monday – Friday
Phone: (619) 260-2226
Fax: (619) 260-4634

The policy of the University is to maintain a work environment that is free of physical and health hazards to the greatest extent possible.  This is accomplished by a proactive effort at recognizing and evaluating environmental health and safety risks and initiating appropriate steps to remove or reduce them.

As the university’s liaison, Environmental Health & Safety works with outside agencies and organizations to address all applicable regulations and standards and maintains and updates various permits and certificates from Federal, State and local agencies.

Employee training required by Cal OSHA (New Employee Safety Orientation, Asbestos, Hazardous Communication Standard (HazCom), Bloodborne Pathogen, Hearing Conservation, Respirators, Confined Space, Energy Lockout/Tagout, Hot Work, Forklift, etc.) and Cal EPA is conducted annually or when requested from any department.

EH&S also evaluates workstations for ergonomics issues by request and responds to mold and indoor air quality problems and complaints.

EH&S responds to all reports and complaints that effect the health and safety to staff, administrators, faculty, students, and visitors.

Please call this office more information concerning environmental health and safety.  In case of emergency, notify USD Public Safety at extension 2222.