Environmental Health and Safety

The purpose of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to implement programs that protect the health and safety of campus personnel and the environment in accordance with regulatory code.

Location: Facilities Management Complex, Room 205
Hours: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday
Email: ehs@sandiego.edu
Phone: (619) 260-2226

The University's policy 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 to identify and evaluate environmental health and safety risks and initiate appropriate steps to remove or reduce them. EH&S encourages all employees and students to report any environmental health and safety concerns or incidences on campus.

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

EH&S manages programs establishing procedures to maintain environmental health and safety on campus, and conducts trainings to inform employees of their rights and responsibilities under these programs. EH&S also performs workstation ergonomic evaluations, maintains building fire protection systems, and responds to indoor air quality complaints.

Please call this office for more information concerning environmental health and safety. In case of emergency, notify USD Public Safety at (619) 260-2222.