Safety & Health

List of programs below


Asbestos containing materials can be found in most campus facilities. To avoid exposure, members of the campus community should:

  • Avoid damaging asbestos surfaces.
  •  Do not alter walls, ceilings, doors, or floors.
  •  Do not hang plants or other objects from these surfaces.
  • Do not remove any items fastened to asbestos containing building materials.

For additional information, refer to the links below.

Bloodborne Pathogen Program

Human blood and body fluids may contain pathogens, such as HIV or Hepatitis B Virus, which can be transmitted through campus.  The University regulates the handling, cleaning, and transporting of these potentially infectious materials.  For additional information, refer to the links below.

Confined Space

Confined spaces are areas that have openings large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; have limited or restricted means for entry or exit; and are not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Some examples of confined spaces on campus are manholes, sewers, tanks, ducts, vaults, bins, pits, etc. It is important to realize that these areas may contain hazardous atmospheres and other physical hazards.

For additional information, refer to the links below.

Electrical Safety

The campus is committed to proactively identifying all electrical hazards and assessing and controlling their associated risks. An electrically safe work condition shall always be the first choice when feasible when working on any electrical equipment at CSUF. The documents below provide all personnel at CSUF with basic electrical system safety requirements and incorporate existing written safety rules, practices, and procedures for personnel working with or around electrical systems.

Emergency Action Plan

The campus Emergency Preparedness program and Emergency Action PlanPDF File Opens in new window provides for a consistent and adequate means of handling a variety of emergencies.  The goals of the program are the preservation of life, the protection of property, and continuity of campus operations.  University personnel, students and the public are informed of and included in the preparedness and response strategy. 


Ergonomics is a set of principles used in the design of equipment or jobs to reduce employee fatigue, discomfort, and repetitive motion injuries.  For additional information, refer to the links below.

Fire Prevention Plan

The university has developed a written Fire Prevention PlanPDF File Opens in new window . The plan includes established practices and procedures to control potential fire hazards and ignition sources; installation and maintenance of fire protection equipment and systems; regular portable fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance; and employee training on the use of fire extinguishers and fire protection procedures.

Food Service and Pool Sanitation

EHS is responsible for overseeing the safety and sanitation of retail food operations, student food sales, and swimming pools on the CSUF campus.  This includes the approval and permitting of retail food and student food sale operations, routine and investigative inspections, and response to concerns or complaints regarding food sales or swimming pools on campus.  Refer to the links below for additional information.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to report cases of foodborne illness and unsanitary or dangerous conditions or practices associated with retail food facilities, student food sales, or campus swimming pools on the CSUF campus to EHS.  Complaints may be submitted by phone at 657-278-7233, email to, or using the online ‘ Report a HazardOpens in new window ’ form anonymously to prompt investigative action.

Hearing Conservation

The university has established a Hearing Conservation ProgramPDF File Opens in new window to maintain effective control over the harmful effects of excessive noise on students and employees.  Included in this program is the monitoring of locations and operations that produce excessive noise, identification of employees exposed to this noise, and a program for annual hearing exams.

Heat Illness Prevention Program

Heat illness or heat-related illnesses are disorders due to environmental heat exposure. It includes minor conditions such as heat cramps, heat syncope, and heat exhaustion as well as the more severe condition known as heat stroke.  Refer to the Heat Illness Prevention ProgramPDF File Opens in new window for more information. 

Hot Work Program

The Hot Work Program applies to all CSUF departments, vendors, and contractors who perform welding, cutting, or similar activities involving spark, flame, or heat. Please see the documents below for additional information about the Hot Work Program.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

The Indoor Air Quality ProgramPDF File Opens in new window establishes standards for indoor air quality which will be maintained through reasonable preventative and responsive measures.

How to report Indoor Air Quality problems or concerns:

  • Report natural gas or smoke to University Police at ext. 2515 or 911.
  • Report chemical odors to EHS at ext. 7233.
  • Report temperature problems to the Service Center at ext. 3494.

Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

California State University, Fullerton is committed to providing an accessible, attractive, and safe environment for its faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  It is the policy of the university to maintain, insofar as it is reasonably within the control of the university to do so, a campus environment that will not adversely affect their health and safety nor subject them to avoidable risks of accidental injury.  No employee shall be required to perform any task which is unsafe or hazardous.  In order to accomplish this, the university has developed an Injury and Illness Prevention ProgramPDF File Opens in new window in compliance with Cal/OSHA regulations and guidelines.

Job Hazard Analysis

Job hazard analysis (JHA) is a technique that focuses on job tasks as a way to identify and reduce or eliminate hazards before they occur. JHAs focus on the relationship between the worker, the task, the tools, and the work environment. The JHA Library contains JHAs for work completed on the CSUF campus.

Lead Exposure Management Plan

CSUF has developed the Lead Exposure Management PlanPDF File Opens in new window to reduce occupational and environmental exposure to lead, a potent neurotoxin and carcinogen that causes reproductive toxicity and is regulated by federal and state agencies. To effectively reduce exposures, the plan considers the nature of the task involved, confirmed and presumed exposures, and the lead content of the material being used.


The Campus Outdoor Lighting StandardsPDF File Opens in new window provide minimum safe lighting standards for outdoor areas of California State University, Fullerton. The goal is to provide an accessible, attractive and safety environment, and a welcoming campus climate for faculty, staff, students, and the general public.


The Lockout/Tagout ProgramPDF File Opens in new window provides procedures for employees who maintain any electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and other energy systems which could unexpectedly start up and cause injury.  Authorized employees will isolate and lock and tag the equipment to warn others that maintenance is occurring and equipment cannot be operated.

Medical Monitoring

California State University, Fullerton intends to provide a safe and healthful workplace, minimize risks, prevent injuries and reduce cost. Because of this commitment to safety, the university provides, at no cost to employees, a medical monitoring program to employees exposed to certain occupational hazards. This program is designed to provide for safe job placement of employees, maintain employee health, and ascertain the effectiveness of hazard control methods. For additional information, refer to the links below.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for eyes, face, head, extremities, respiratory devices, protective shields, and/or barriers shall be provided, used, and maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition wherever it is necessary by reason of hazards of processes or environment, chemical hazards, radiological hazards, or mechanical irritants encountered in a manner capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation, or physical contact. For additional information, refer to the links below:

Pesticide Management

The Pesticide Management ProgramPDF File Opens in new window provides for the control of insect, rodent, and other pest infestations in work, residential, food establishment, agricultural, and landscape areas; facility inspections; medical monitoring and training programs for users; safe procurement, transportation, storage, use, and disposal of pesticides; recordkeeping; and application of environmentally safe control measures.

Respiratory Protection

The University uses engineering and administrative controls to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to unsafe levels of airborne contaminants.  When such controls are not feasible, use of personal respiratory protective equipment may be required to provide the appropriate level of protection.  The Respiratory Protection ProgramPDF File Opens in new window and Voluntary Respirator UsePDF File Opens in new window establishes a program for the use of respirators and includes information on respirator selection and voluntary use guidelines.

Wildfire Smoke Program

Wildfire Smoke ProgramPDF File Opens in new window provides guidance to CSUF employees on implementing appropriate measures to provide protection from wildfire smoke and poor air quality.

Workplace Aerial Lifts

An aerial lift is any vehicle-mounted device used to elevate personnel, including extendable boom platforms, articulating (jointed) boom platforms, and any combination of the above. Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal, fiberglass reinforced plastic, or other materials. They may be powered or manually operated, and are considered to be aerial lifts whether or not they can rotate around a primarily vertical axis.

For additional information, refer to the Aerial Lift GuidelinesPDF File Opens in new window and Boom Truck GuidelinesPDF File Opens in new window

Workplace Violence

Many workplaces are at risk for workplace violence and unfortunately, a University is not immune.  The Workplace Violence Program is designed to ensure that a safe working environment.  Campus offices and departments should be aware of their own particular security issues, and report any instances of threatening behavior to University Police.  The University is committed to zero tolerance of acts or threats of violent and verbal or sexual harassment.

For additional information, refer to the Workplace Violence Prevention and Response ProgramPDF File Opens in new window .

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