The mission of the Health and Safety program is to:
Provide support, guidance and leadership in promoting safety, protecting resources and achieving regulatory compliance by providing tools that empower the CSUMB community to maintain a safe and healthy campus.
CSUMB has an institutional responsibility to ensure a safe environment for its community members, whereas reasonably possible.The EMH&S program intends to provide guidance and a framework to the campus community to promote a culture of safety that integrates health and safety into all University activities. This program’s success depends upon University community members holding themselves accountable for their shared responsibility, the promotion of a healthy and safe campus.
The authority to manage this responsibility is delegated to the Emergency Manager, as part of the Emergency Management, Health & Safety Division. Pursuant to Chancellor’s EO 1039 and OSHA the division fulfills this obligation by:
• Maintaining a transparent system for hazard communication;
• Developing systems to recognize employee compliance with safe and healthy work practice regulations and recommending disciplinary action for failure to do the same within the authority and pursuant to specific bargaining unit contracts;
• Providing consultative advice/recommendations on Best Management Practices to promote workplace Health and Safety;
• Implementing procedures for identifying workplace hazards, reviewing and/or investigating incidents, and recommending timely correction of unsafe conditions;
• Developing appropriate training programs in compliance with Chancellor’s Office and OSHA mandates; and
• Tracking and assuring the currency of required federal, state and regional permits for hazardous materials storage, dispensing, use and disposal.