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CSULB IIPP Program Description

In 1973, the state of California adopted its own safety and health program, as permitted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. The California Department of Industrial Relations, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) establishes comprehensive occupational safety and health regulations that protect the working women and men of California. Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) mandates that all California employers develop an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). The IIPP must detail the means and methods each employer will use to ensure the safety and health of its employees. Currently, this IIPP requirement is unique to California. As such, the working men and women of California enjoy the unique protection and benefits required by this regulation. California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) maintains its IIPP in full compliance with state requirements. The University also seeks to ensure that all of our employees and contractors are cognizant of the requirements of this regulation and that their health and safety
is protected by this program.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program Scope

The CSULB Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is the cornerstone program for ensuring the safety and health of all CSULB employees. The CSULB IIPP provides the framework and context for the University’s overall health and safety program, and establishes the University’s commitment to a campus culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors. As required by California regulation, all other safety programs and required training are governed by the principles set forth in the CSULB IIPP. Training and inspection requirements for other enforcing agencies and/or certifying entities shall be harmonized to ensure compliance with California requirements and the requirements of the CSULB IIPP. The CSULB IIPP must be considered a dynamic document, and as such will be assessed by the campus as required to ensure that the processes, procedures, and responsibilities described in the IIPP are consistent with current regulatory requirements.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of CSULB to provide a safe and healthy campus environment for faculty, staff, students, and the public. To help achieve this goal, the university will promote a comprehensive IIPP that integrates a cooperative effort of the whole campus community to identify and eliminate unsafe conditions/ practices, to control health hazards, and to comply fully with all applicable safety and health regulations.

The President of CSULB is ultimately responsible maintaining a safe and healthy campus environment. As delegated by the President, CSULB employees are responsible for developing, implementing, enforcing and maintaining the University's IIPP. CSULB deans, directors, department chairs, managers, and supervisors shall take a leadership role in ensuring the program's effectiveness through developing the proper safety culture for those they supervise and ensuring that all operations under their control are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations and university policy. Additionally, each employee is responsible for preventing workplace injuries/illnesses by continuously performing their job duties consistent with university safety program requirements.

The CSULB IIPP provides the framework and context for the University's overall health and safety program, and establishes the University's commitment to a campus culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.

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Safety and Health Policy

Presidents Declaration

California State University Long Beach is committed to provide a safe and healthy campus environment for faculty, staff, students, volunteers, visitors, and the general public. It is the policy of the University to establish an action-oriented Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) designed to identify an eliminate unsafe condition/practices, to control health hazards, to safeguard the property and assets of the University, and to comply fully with all applicable safety and health regulations.

As President of CSULB, I am ultimately responsible for maintaining a safe and healthy campus environment. After careful review, it has become clear to me that our safety record needs improvement.

Therefore, as directed by me, all CSULB deans, directors, department chairs, managers, and supervisors shall take a leadership role in ensuring the program's effectiveness through the development of a proper safety culture for everyone under their supervision by ensuring that all operations under their control are conducted in full compliance with all applicable regulations and this IIPP.

In addition, all CSULB employees are responsible for the following:

  • Comply with federal, state, and local safety regulations at all times.
  • Obey all safety rules, follow all established safe work practices and exercise caution in all work activities at all times.
  • report any unsafe work conditions or practice to their immediate supervisor as soon as it becomes known.
  • Contribute to the University's effort for continuous improvement by submitting suggestions and recommendations to their supervisor.

Finally, it shall be considered every individual's responsibility to ensure not only their personal safety but to develop a concern for the safety of everyone working near him/her. Working together we will succeed in maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. The CSULB IIPP provides the framework and context for the University's overall health and safety program, and establishes the University's commitment to a campus culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for or faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.

Jane Close Conoley, President

Jane Conoley
President
California State University Long Beach

I. Definitions

Accident Investigation
A process by which a review of the circumstances of an event, the gathering of factual records and evidence, and the development of a final report describing the events as they transpired. Typically, these investigations are conducted by the Department Management, Environmental, Health & Safety Management, and/or Risk Management as appropriate.
Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Audit
An activity directed at verifying a site or organization's environmental, health, or safety status with respect to specific, predetermined criteria. An audit is distinct from other evaluation methods that may involve conclusions based on professional opinion or limited evaluation, or unique instances not associated with specific criteria.
Employee
Any person (student assistant, volunteer, full/part-time faculty, staff or administrator) who works for the University and is subject to coverage under occupational standards as set forth by CAL/OSHA, or falls under the University’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Engineering Controls
Engineering measures employed to control workplace hazards (chemical, physical, biological or radiological). This methodology is preferred to the implementation of personal protective equipment as a means of personal protection.
Imminent Hazard
Any condition or practice where there is a reasonable certainty that a potentially hazardous condition exists which might cause serious injury or death to an individual, and/or irreversible damage to the University infrastructure.
Inspection
The review and assessment of a University program, area, or practice for the purpose of identifying non-compliant activities, imminent hazards, and/or unsafe acts or conditions.
Manager
Any person responsible for planning and directing the work of a group of individuals, monitoring their work, and taking corrective action when necessary. A manager may direct employees directly or he/she may direct several supervisors who direct the employees.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal protection equipment designed to protect that individual from the identified hazards of the area he/she is exposed to. Examples of devices are: hard hats, safety glasses/goggles, face shields, ear plugs, respiratory devices, gloves, tyvex suits/protective clothing, barriers, shields, or other protective measures. All personal protective equipment is considered to be secondary to mechanical or engineering controls.
Supervisor
Any person in first-line management who monitors and regulates employees in their performance of assigned or delegated tasks. Supervisors are usually authorized to recommend and/or affect hiring, disciplining, promoting, rewarding, and performing other associated activities regarding the employees in their department.
Unsafe Act
Performance of a task or execution of an action which threatens the personal health and safety of the primary individual and/or secondary bystanders. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Operating a device without proper certification/authorization.
  • Lack of or improper use of PPE.
  • Failure to follow established rules, regulations, or guidelines.
  • Operating equipment in poor or unsafe condition.
  • Failure to warn others of an unsafe condition.
  • The intentional bypass or removal of safety devices.
  • Use of defective equipment.
  • Use of tools/equipment for other than their intended purpose.
  • Working in hazardous locations without adequate protection or warning.
  • Improper or incomplete repair of equipment/facilities.
  • Horseplay
  • Any action which could cause an employee to become distracted while performing any activity.
  • Wearing unsafe clothing for task being performed.
  • Entering a confined space without proper protection or equipment.
  • Food/beverage consumption or storage in any area where chemicals are used or stored.
Unsafe Condition
A workplace feature that is likely to cause injury or property damage. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Inadequate supports or guards.
  • Defective tools, equipment, or supplies.
  • Congested conditions in the workplace, including blocked hallways and exits.
  • Blocked emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers and eye wash stations.
  • Inadequate warning systems
  • Potential fire, explosion and chemical hazards.
  • Poor housekeeping.
  • Hazardous atmospheric conditions.
  • Excessive noise.
  • Poor ventilation and/or temperature control.
  • Inappropriate personal hygiene/grooming, long hair around machinery, facial hair with respirator use, etc.

II. Responsibility

  • University President – Has overall responsibility for injury and illness prevention and compliance with this IIPP Plan. The president will meet this responsibility by providing institutional support toward the execution and administration of this IIPP Plan. The president has delegated the actual administration of this Plan to the University’s Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Office.
  • Deans, Department Chairs, Managers, Supervisors – Have the responsibility to implement this IIPP Plan in their respective work areas. These responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to, the following duties:
    • Designate a College/Building Safety Coordinator who will serve as a liaison with the University EHS Office regarding health and safety matters and disseminate that information to all department personnel.
    • Establish clearly outlined safety responsibilities in the job descriptions that govern their employees.
    • Instruct employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe acts and conditions, including hazards associated with non-routine tasks and emergency operations.
    • Develop and implement a specific training program designed to instruct employees in general safe work practices for their immediate area as well as instructions specific to their job duties. Such education and training shall take place prior to the employee being assigned any potentially hazardous work assignment.
    • Conduct and document periodic safety inspections of facilities, equipment and projects to identify unsafe conditions and practices.
    • Perform all necessary corrective actions as identified by safety inspections or department employee communications.
    • Inform affected employees of unsafe conditions that cannot be immediately corrected and/or post appropriate warning signs in those affected areas.
    • Refer unsafe acts and conditions that cannot be corrected or addressed at the department level to the University EHS Office.
    • Develop a method of communication where unsafe acts and conditions can be reported by employees without fear of reprisal and management can communicate safety information to all respective employees.
    • Initiate disciplinary action, as defined in the applicable employee Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to employees who fail or refuse to follow established university safety program requirements.
    • Conduct and document preliminary investigations of all reported industrial injuries and illnesses.
    • Maintain a current Safety Data Sheets (SDS), either in hard copy or electronic form, for any material that can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed and is present in their specific department(s).
    • Ensure that all hazardous materials and waste are properly labeled, stored and, as appropriate, identified for disposal.
    • Ensure that all employees are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and are trained on the proper use and maintenance of such equipment.
    • Ensure that all employees receive specific and periodic medical examinations that are applicable for their job description and meet mandated federal and state regulations.
    • Maintain safety and health records including, but not limited to, training, periodic inspections, accident investigations, corrective action documents, and disciplinary documents consistent with the requirements of this document.
    • Review the University IIPP Plan on a periodic basis and provide the EHS Office with suggestions for improvement as appropriate.
  • College or Building Safety Coordinators shall:
    • Assist the Dean, Director, or Department Chair in the implementation of this IIPP.
    • Serve as liaison with EHS for the college/building on matters pertaining to safety inspections, incident investigations, safety education and training, and safety hazard reporting.
    • Obtain relevant safety/health information and conduct or coordinate employee safety education and training related to workplace hazards.
    • Conduct periodic safety inspections of college/building facilities, equipment and projects in order to identify unsafe conditions and practices.
    • Make recommendations and initiate corrective actions regarding identified hazards or deficiencies.
    • Ensure maintenance of college/building training records, incident investigation reports, employee exposure monitoring records, and any other pertinent data.
    • Perform other safety-related duties as assigned by the Dean, Director or Department Chair. These duties should not be in conflict with any other bargaining unit health and safety contract requirement.
  • The Director of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), as delegated by the University President, is responsible for the implementation and management of the CSULB Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In this respect, the Director of EHS is responsible for the following:
    • Provide advice and guidance to all university personnel concerning IIPP compliance requirements;
    • Provide centralized monitoring of campus activities related to implementation of campus IIPP;
    • Ensure scheduled periodic safety inspections are performed in compliance with regulatory requirements and assist management staff in identifying unsafe or unhealthful conditions;
    • Ensure safety and health training programs comply with regulatory requirements and university policy.
    • Oversee the maintenance of safety and health records consistent with the requirements of this document and regulatory mandates.
    • Ensure program audits, both scheduled and as required by a process, equipment or personnel change, or by a safety program mandate, are performed.
    • Interpret existing or pending safety and health legislation and recommend appropriate compliance strategies to university personnel.
    • Conduct at least an annual review of this document and make the current revision available on the EHS web site.
  • University Risk Manager – The Risk Manager is responsible for coordinating campus risk management assessment programs, developing and implementing training and assessment methodologies to assist the campus with effectively avoiding, mitigating, transferring, and/or controlling risk.
  • Employees shall:
    • Implement established safe work practices at all times while performing their duties. This also includes accountability for using any issued PPE for protection against identified hazards.
    • Comply with all applicable university safety and health policies and regulations.
    • Report all unsafe conditions, when observed and without fear of reprisal, to their immediate supervisor, the EHS Office or University Police.
  • College of Natural Science and Mathematics (CNSM) Safety Department staff shall:
    • Ensure that all of the regulatory and program requirements detailed in this document and CNSM Safety Program Manual are met.
    • Perform the duties and meet the regulatory requirements as the University’s Radiation Safety Officer and as the CNSM Laser Safety Officer and CNSM Biological Safety Officer.
  • University Police Department staff shall: – Ensure that any work-related injury or illness, to which they are a responder, resulting in hospitalization or death, is verbally reported to the Workers’ Compensation Manager within 8 hours of its occurrence (See Accident Investigation Section).

III. Adherence to Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

University Deans, Department Chairs, Managers and Supervisors are responsible for the development of written policies and procedures within their respective areas that are related to:

  • Department safety and health requirements in subject areas including PPE, employee conduct, emergency exit procedures, etc.
  • Task specific procedures that include mandatory safety requirements.

EHS shall be consulted prior to the establishment of any written policy or procedure regarding employee safety and health to ensure that it complies with regulatory requirements, university policy, and guidance under this IIPP.

  • Campus managers shall include a statement concerning adherence to health and safety policies and procedures in each employee performance appraisal.
  • Campus managers shall take appropriate disciplinary action, as detailed in the applicable MOU, with any employee who fails or refuses to follow established safety procedures.
  • Annually, campus managers may nominate for the Governor’s Employee Safety Award those employees who have made exceptional contributions to safety and health in their work place. In addition to the annual award, managers are encouraged to recognize employees who follow safe and healthful work practices. The method of recognition shall be determined by the department administrator.

IV. Safety Communication

Several mediums are utilized by CSULB to communicate with employees on matters related to occupational safety and health. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Quarterly EHS newsletter published in Inside CSULB (http://web.csulb.edu/misc/inside/)
  • Campus Emergency Alert System (EAS);
  • On-line communication through the EHS web page (http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/ppfm/ehs/index.html)
  • EHS provides safety notices for posting on Official University bulletin boards;
  • EHS advises College/Building Safety Coordinators on appropriate training procedures and updates;
  • EHS provides a proactive response to direct inquiries.
  • EHS participates in and chairs the University’s Health & Safety Committee meetings.
  • EHS participates in departmental staff meetings to brief faculty and staff on specific, or requested, health and safety topics.
  • EHS participates in and chairs the monthly Facilities Management Safety Awareness Team meetings.
  • EHS participates in the campus’ Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Emergency Management Advisory Committee and Safety Sub-Committee meetings.

V. Hazard Assessment and Control

  • Every employee is responsible for maintaining a safe and healthful working environment for themselves and their fellow employees. Any unsafe condition shall be immediately reported to the proper authority. At any time when any hazard which poses an imminent threat to life or health is identified during any safety inspection or otherwise becomes known, immediate corrective action shall be taken by the responsible manager. If the immediate threat cannot be immediately abated without endangering students, employees and/or property, all students and employees shall be evacuated from the area except those personnel who are trained and are necessary to correct the hazardous condition. A call to EHS shall be made at:
    Ext. 5-2283
  • If the situation does not pose an immediate risk of personnel injury or death, a call shall be made to either the department supervisor or to the Facilities Management Customer Service at:
    5-HELP (5-4357)
  • University managers or supervisors shall conduct periodic safety inspections of their facilities, equipment and projects to identify unsafe conditions and work practices. Three model inspection checklists are offered in Appendix A. The appropriate checklist shall be used to conduct the inspection. EHS will provide assistance and guidance on an as needed basis. Completed inspection records and any corrective action taken to rectify any unsafe condition shall be maintained by the appropriate manager for a minimum of 3 years.
  • The Risk Manager shall conduct periodic inspections of general outdoor and indoor campus facilities and public access areas in order to assess, eliminate, mitigate and/or control risks.
  • EHS shall conduct periodic audits of all department health and safety activities to ensure compliance with this and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Departments are responsible for engaging and correcting EHS audit findings, and providing a written response to EHS regarding those corrections. A time frame for implementing any corrective action(s) shall be included on the response and agreed upon by the department and EHS.
  • Whenever a department adds, deletes or modifies a work task, material/product, piece of equipment or procedure that results in creating new or different exposure hazard(s), all affected employees must receive training specific to that hazard(s). The training must be provided prior to implementing the change and may be delivered by a qualified party determined by the department’s manager or supervisor. Documentation of the training must be kept by the department for 30 years from the date of training.
  • In addition to the periodic safety and health inspections conducted by each department, EHS will conduct specialized inspections. These inspections will typically be conducted as a result of a workplace accident or a request. Upon completion of each inspection, EHS will provide a report, to the department administrator, of the observed deficiencies and recommendations for corrective action(s). The department administrator is responsible for completing the corrective action(s) and returning the Notice of Corrected Violation form in Appendix A to EHS within the required time frame.

VI. Occupational Injury/Illness Investigation

Work-related employee injuries/illnesses occurring during normal working hours (Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM) shall be immediately reported (verbally) to the employee’s manager/supervisor. For any non-emergency, non-life-threatening incident, the manager/supervisor shall initiate the Procedure for Managing Work-related Injuries or Illnesses (see Appendix B). If the employee declines to seek medical attention and file a workers’ compensation claim, the Accident Investigation Report shall be completed by the manager/supervisor and forwarded to the Workers’ Compensation Manager no later than 24 hours following the incident. The Accident Investigation Report form is available on the following web site:

If any employee requests to seek medical attention and to file a workers’ compensation claim, the manager/supervisor shall follow the Work-Related Injury Treatment procedure outlined in Appendix C. The manager/supervisor shall also complete a Medical Authorization form and give it to the employee. Two forms are available- Long Beach Memorial Occupational Medical Services (MOMS) and Los Alamitos Emergency Room. These forms are available on the following website:

Unless the employee requires immediate medical attention, the manager/supervisor shall also give the employee a Workers’ Compensation claim form (DWC 1), which is available on the following website:

The employee shall complete lines 1-8 and sign this form before returning it to the manager/supervisor. The manager/supervisor or ASM shall complete and sign lines 9-17 of this form. The manager/supervisor shall also complete the Supervisor’s Review Form, which is available on the following website:

After completing all required paperwork, the manager/supervisor shall report the injury immediately to the Workers’ Compensation manager via phone (5-2366) or fax (5-7180). The Workers’ Compensation Claim form, Supervisor’s Review form, and a work status note from the medical facility shall be forwarded to the Workers’ Compensation Manager via fax (5-7180) no later than 24 hours following the injury. The originals may either be walked over or sent through inter-campus mail.

Work-related employee injuries/Illnesses occurring after normal working hours (between 5:01 PM and 6:59 AM Monday – Friday), on weekends, holidays, other campus closures, or while on university approved travel and during the normal course of their job duties, shall be reported (verbally) to the Workers’ Compensation Manager no later than 8 hours following the incident, or when the “campus” becomes aware of the accident. Cal-OSHA considers “campus knowledge” to be any person who is assumed to be in a position of authority and who witnesses or responds in some manner to the incident. For our purposes, these persons are defined as any college or department dean/director/department chair/manager/supervisor, faculty member and/or university police officer. This person(s) is required to ensure that University Police (562-985-4101 or at ext. 54101) is immediately notified. University Police will then immediately notify the Workers’ Compensation Manager. The Accident Investigation Report form for an after-hours incident must be forwarded to the Workers’ Compensation Manager no later than 24 hours following the incident or the next business day following the incident, whichever is shorter.

Employee incidents involving a serious injury or illness are those incidents in which the employee(s) requires in-patient hospitalization in excess of 24 hours for other than medical observation, or in which the employee(s) suffers a loss of any body part or suffers any permanent disfigurement. Any incident that involves a serious injury/illness, hospitalization (taken by private/state vehicle or ambulance) or any fatality shall be reported (verbally) to the Workers’ Compensation Manager or EHS by University police or anyone with campus knowledge immediately after the incident. University Police or a person with campus knowledge shall provide information consistent with the above-referenced procedure and whether it is an “on” or “off” hours incident. The Workers’ Compensation Manager or EHS shall immediately notify Cal-OSHA, by telephone, of any employee incident involving a serious injury/illness or fatality. Failure of the University to notify Cal-OSHA within the 8 hour time frame will result in a citation and fine. If the University can demonstrate that exigent circumstances exist, the time frame for the verbal report to Cal-OSHA may be made no longer than 24 hours after the incident.

In the event that a contract employee suffers a work-related injury or illness in the course of working on a University sponsored project, it is the responsibility of the contractor to notify the applicable University representative within 1 hour of the incident. The contractor is also responsible for ensuring the affected employee(s) are provided, if necessary, with proper and timely medical treatment. All university contractors shall comply with all applicable California Labor Code and Cal-OSHA regulations regarding work-related injuries or illness.

VII. Correction of Unsafe Conditions and Work Practices

  • As mentioned in Section V of this IIPP, a call to EHS shall be made following the identification of any unsafe or unhealthful condition which poses an immediate threat. An EHS representative shall initiate corrective actions to alleviate the condition or secure the area as necessary to ensure that no one is threatened.
  • For all non-immediate threat unsafe or unhealthful conditions, the Facilities Management Customer Service representative (5-HELP) will place a priority on each request based on the requestor’s description and the safety/health implications. Those requests that are determined to be a safety/health concern are given higher priority.
  • At the completion of an IIPP audit or inspection request performed by EHS, the affected college or department may receive a Notice of Safety Violation (see Appendix A). Receipt of a Notice will require the responsible manager to take the necessary corrective action(s) and, if the unsafe condition cannot be immediately abated, develop a suitable timetable for correcting the unsafe condition based on the severity of the hazard. A Report of Corrected Safety Violation (see Appendix A) shall be completed by the appropriate administrator and returned to the EHS office no later than the specified due date (as determined by EHS). If a safety violation cannot be corrected on or before the due date, EHS shall be contacted immediately.

VIII. Safety and Health Training

Effective dissemination of safety information is an essential element of a successful IIPP. It is necessary to provide employee training on general safe work practices and specific instruction related to hazards unique to each employee’s job assignment.

  • University Safety Coordinators, managers and supervisors are the primary safety trainers. However, University deans and directors shall ensure that Safety Coordinators, managers and supervisors under their charge are trained to recognize and abate safety and health hazards to which their employees are exposed. Part of a manager or supervisor’s safety training responsibility includes ensuring that their college’s or department’s safety training records are appropriately maintained. Additionally, each safety training class shall be recorded on a document at least as comprehensive as the Sample Safety Training Record Roster provided in Appendix D. The only exception to this process is the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. The safety training responsibility for this college lies within its safety department staff. Their requirements are the same as those detailed in this document.
  • Training and instruction which ensures that each employee is knowledgeable about the materials and equipment they will be working with, what known hazards are present and how they are controlled shall be provided to:
    • All new employees
    • All employees given new job assignments for which training has not previously been received and documented.
    • Whenever new substances, processes, procedures or equipment are introduced into the workplace and represent a new hazard.
    • Whenever the employer is made aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard.
    • Managers/supervisors in order to familiarize themselves with the safety and health hazards to which employees under their responsibility may be exposed to.
  • Training and instruction shall inform employees:
    • That the success of the CSULB IIPP depends on mutual cooperation.
    • Of the safe work procedures required for their jobs, and how these procedures protect them against potential or actual exposure to injuries or illnesses.
    • When personal protective equipment is required or needed, how to use it and maintain it in good condition.
    • What to do if emergencies occur in the workplace.
  • All employees must be informed and understand that:
    • They shall not undertake a job until they have received instructions on how to perform it properly and safely.
    • They shall not undertake any job that appears to be unsafe.
    • Mechanical safeguards must always be kept in place.
    • They are to report to their immediate supervisor any unsafe act or condition encountered during work.
    • Any work-related injury or illness, however slight, must be reported immediately to the manager/supervisor.
    • Personal Protective equipment must be used when and where required, and maintained properly.
  • It is also the responsibility of the college or department to determine the frequency of employee training. The Cal-OSHA sample training matrix in Appendix E will provides a resource for long-term planning related to safety training. EHS will also provide guidance to any college or department.

    EHS is responsible for the following safety training requirements:

    • Assisting managers and supervisors in their development of safety training programs by providing advice, guidance and information concerning regulatory requirements relative to training content.
    • Providing monthly New Employee IIPP/Safety Training
    • Providing access to online learning courses in Environmental, Safety & Health subjects. This program, called Skillport, is administered by the Office of the Chancellor and California State University Risk Management Authority (CSURMA). Specific information regarding this program can be obtained here:

IX. Recordkeeping

Cal-OSHA regulations have requirements for the maintenance and retention of records for occupations injuries and illnesses, medical surveillance, exposure monitoring, inspections and other activities relevant to occupational health and safety. In order to comply with these multiple requirements, and to demonstrate that critical elements of this IIPP are being implemented, the following records retention schedule shall be kept by the University:

EHS shall maintain the following records for the minimum length of time indicated below:

Record Description Retain for:
Notices of Safety Violations 3 years
Reports of Corrected Safety Violations 3 years
Employee safety training documents conducted by the EHS office. Duration of employment career
Cal/OSHA 300 Log and Summary of Occupational Injury and Illness 5 years
IIPP audit and inspection records 3 years
Accident Report forms 3 years
Safety postings 3 years

University colleges and departments shall maintain the following records for the minimum length of time indicated below:

Record Description Retain for:
Periodic inspection records 3 years
Safety meeting agendas 3 years
Safety training documents* 30 years

* Shall also comply with CSULB Academic Senate Policy Statement 86-03.

The applicable college or department is responsible for maintaining these records and must be able to present them to Cal/OSHA or other regulatory agency if requested. EHS safety inspections/audits will include a review of the college's or department's recordkeeping practices.

Appendices

Appendix A - Model Periodic Inspection Schedules

Appendix B - Procedure for Managing Work-Related Injuries or Illnesses

Appendix C - Work-Related Injuries Treatment Procedure

Work Related Injuries For Treatment

  • Issue authorization from for appropriate medical facility.
  • Complete the Workers' Compensation Claim Form (if treatment requested)
  • Notify College ASM or other designated supervisor/manager.
  • Report injury to Workers' Compensation Specialist immediately.
  • Complete Supervisors Review Form.

Send or take Employee to:

Monday - Friday 7AM - 6PM
Memorial Occupational Medical Services
1720 Termino Ave
Long Beach CA 90840
(562) 933-0085

Emergiencies

Monday - Friday after 6PMSaturday /Sunday / Holiday
Los Alamitos Medical Center Emergency Room
3751 Katella Avenue
Los Alamitos CA 90720
(562) 799-3213

Any Questions? CALL Workers' Compendation Extension 5-2366.

Appendix D - Sample Training Record Roster

Appendix E - (Non-mandatory) Illness Prevention

This non-mandatory, but recommended, strategy for illness prevention involves the basic steps listed below:

  • If you smoke, quit smoking. If you do not smoke, don’t start.
  • Use alcohol and caffeine in moderation. Try to shift to low caffeinated or decaffeinated beverages.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Consult the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website or visit - http://www.choosemyplate.gov – to see the new recommendations for healthy eating. There are now 12 different food pyramids to choose from, based on an individual’s daily calorie requirements, and the amount of exercise they get.
  • Exercise regularly. While not everyone can ride a bicycle to work, or kayak, or run a marathon, it is always possible to fit exercise into a daily schedule. Walking is an excellent exercise method, and most people can integrate walking into the work routine. Current recommendations are to start a walking program goal of taking 2000 steps per day. These do not need to be rigorous, but the rate should reflect your normal walking pace. Try to expand your step number at regular intervals, with the goal of doubling your step count in 3 months, and an end step count of 8-10,000 steps per day.
  • Get plenty of rest. Your normal work and off-work activity should allow you to get a minimum of 7 hours undisturbed sleep per night. Obviously, persons with young families or who are caring for relatives at home may not always achieve this number, but eventually, seven hours per night as an average should be the goal.
  • Wash your hands! This simple step can do more to limit the spread of disease on campus than any other health behavior. Our hands are constantly exposed to bacteria and virus reservoirs, and we do not realize it. Such seemingly benign activities as shaking hands, opening a door, using a computer keyboard, turning on a faucet, turning on a light switch, or using a telephone can expose us to unanticipated sources of bacteria and other disease producing organisms. Hand washing technique is simple, and you should wash your hands after every restroom visit, before and after eating, or any time you are in a public venue. The following routine should be used for hand washing:
    • Turn on the water in the sink. Use hot water (not more than 120° F).
    • Wet your hands, then apply a copious amount of soap.
    • Rub your hands together to agitate and distribute the soap around all hand regions (between fingers, on the back of your hands, and around and under any jewelry). This activity should take between 35-45 seconds or about how long it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
    • Rinse your hands to remove latent soap and suspended foreign material. Do not turn off the water with your bare hand.
    • Extract towels from the dispenser (if it is not self-dispensing, use a paper towel remnant to activate the lever). Dry your hands completely, and use the soiled towel to turn off the water. Use the towel again to open the restroom door, and dispose of the towel in an appropriate receptacle.

Taking these basic steps to a healthy lifestyle will mean you are better able to resist infectious disease. Taking these simple steps will also help to improve your general health, and ensure that both your work time and leisure activities will be more productive and enjoyable.

Appendix F - Sample Training Matrix

The following matrix (list) is complied by the California Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) as an aid to employers to review the training requirements for employees found in Title 8.

Safety and Health Training and Instruction Requirements at the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) website. (Printable Version as PDF)