List of Programs and Plans
Animal Care and Use Occupational Health Program
It is the policy of CSUF to protect personnel from occupational injuries and illnesses. The overall safety of faculty, staff, volunteers and students is the main focus of this program so as to not subject them to avoidable risks and/or accidental injury or illness. No person will be required to perform any task that would be considered unsafe or unreasonably hazardous.
To accomplish this, personnel who work in a laboratory or field setting having substantial contact with animals shall be provided with the proper materials, equipment, and training in accordance with federal and state requirements. This program also follows the guidelines set forth by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The purpose of this program is to establish a uniform set of guidelines for the handling and use of captive and wild animals at CSUF. Refer to the links below for information regarding program scope, roles and responsibilities, required health screenings, vaccinations, personal protective equipment, training, and mechanism for reporting injuries or illnesses.
Chemical Hygiene Plan
The Chemical Hygiene Plan is a written program that provides for and supports the procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, and work practices for protecting laboratory personnel from potential health hazards of using hazardous chemicals in the laboratory.
Cal State Fullerton currently holds a federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration governing the use of controlled substances (CS) for research and teaching purposes. The Student Health Center holds the registration for prescription drugs. Principal investigators (PIs) must obtain a CSUA and be screened to possess and use Controlled Substances for research. Note: Clinical trials performed on campus through the pharmacy don't require a CSUA.
The Controlled Substances Program Procedure Manual describes the responsibilities of the principal investigator, department chair, and employee responsibilities and procedures.
- Controlled Substances Program Procedure Manual
- Controlled Substances Purchase/Transfer Request Form
- Controlled Substances Use Authorization Form
- Controlled Substances Usage Guide: How to Start
- Controlled Substances Usage Log
- Deactivation of Controlled Substances Use Authorization (CSUA)
- Disposal of Controlled Substances
- Letter of Intended Use (Sample)--(under development)
- Personnel Screening Data Sheet
- Self-Assessment Audit--(under development)
Hazardous Material Safety
EHS provides resources, training, and consultation to the campus community to ensure the safe handling, transport, use, collection, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials on campus. Refer to the links below for additional information.
CSUF’s hazardous waste management program ensures the proper storage, handling, and disposal of chemical, medical, and radioactive waste produced on campus. Refer to the links below for additional information.
Laboratory Hazard Assessment (RSS Assessment)
The CSU Chancellor’s Office requires each campus to implement the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) laboratory hazard assessment module, known as RSS Assessment (link to https://csu.risksafety.solutions/assessment). Assessment allows principal investigators (PIs) to conduct a hazard assessment relevant to their research environment, and receive recommendations for proper protective equipment, trainings, and procedures. PIs are required to recertify the hazard assessment each year.
Instructions for completing an initial assessment and recertifying an existing assessment are below:
The use of lasers is becoming increasingly widespread in all walks of life, especially in education and research. Refer to the links below for additional information about laser safety and laser use authorization at CSUF.
In order to reduce the amount of toxic mercury in the environment, Environmental Health and Safety has a Mercury Replacement Program for mercury containing devices and equipment.
The radiation safety program requires authorization to conduct research, clinical, and teaching activities with radioactive materials. Refer to the links below for additional information.
- ALARA Program
- Control of Visitors, Minors, Children and Infants in Radiation Laboratories
- Pregnancy Declaration Form
- Radiation Detection Equipment
- Radiation Safety Manual (under development)
- Radiation Use Authorization
- Reproductive Hazards and the Pregnant Worker
- Statement of Training and Experience
Safety Data Sheets
The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is a detailed fact sheet summarizing information about a chemical, including health and physical hazards, emergency procedures, chemical reactivity and incompatibility, and disposal procedures.
SDSs for chemicals used on campus may be accessed at MSDSOnline.com . Type the chemical name in the search field, click ‘search,’ and then select the appropriate SDS. For additional assistance in obtaining SDSs, contact EHS at x7233 or email@example.com.
How to Access SDSs contains instructions for accessing SDSs from on-campus and off-campus locations.
How to Read a Safety Data Sheet contains information about interpreting SDSs.
X-Rays are a form of invisible, high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. They are produced by accelerating electrons at a metal target. X-Rays are used in various medical and research applications. Refer to the links bellow for information on X-Ray Safety.
- General Considerations for X-Ray use (under development)
- General Safety Regulations for Electron Microscopes
- General Safety Regulations for X-Ray Diffraction