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1 Revised: 11/08/2010 Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Management David L. Patterson Director, Environmental Health & Safety Cal Poly Pomona Web: Phone: (909)

2 Outline Introduction Learning Points Legal Overview: Administrative Agencies Key Elements of an EH&S Program Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona OSHA and Cal/OSHA Cal/OSHA’s Injury & Illness Prevention Program Conclusion & Learning Points

3 Learning Points At the conclusion of this presentation you should: Know the various state/local agencies and the areas that they administer Know the key elements of an EH&S Program Know About Cal/OSHA’s Injury Reporting Key components for the Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

4 Legal Overview: Administrative Agencies The multitude of laws that regulate Environmental Health & Safety are administered by various federal, state and local agencies. Some of the state and local agencies are listed below Environmental Protection Agency –Hazardous Waste Management California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) –Employee Safety –Amusement Park Rides California Highway Patrol –Transportation of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials

5 Legal Overview: Administrative Agencies Continued Department of Pesticide Regulation –Pesticides and Herbicides State Water Resources Control Board & Regional Boards –Storm Water –Sewer Water –Groundwater Protection –Underground Tanks State Air Resources Board & Local Air Quality Management Districts –Air emissions and pollution

6 Legal Overview: Administrative Agencies Continued Office of the State Fire Marshal –Fire Life Safety in State Buildings –Construction of State Buildings Los Angeles County Fire Department –Hazardous Materials Business Plans and Inventory State Department of Health Services –Drinking Water –Medical Waste Management –Radiation Machines & Radioactive Materials

7 Key Elements of an EH&S Program Development and Implementation of Policies & Procedures The Key Elements of an EH&S Program are:

8 Key Elements Continued Training & Communication of policies, procedures, laws and safety/accepted practices

9 Key Elements Continued Safety/Compliance Inspections Accident or Near Miss Investigations

10 Key Elements Continued Records Management

11 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona The Environmental Health & Safety Department is administered by the Director of Environmental Health & Safety and can be separated into the following sections: environmental protection, environmental health, occupational/student safety, training and information management.

12 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Environmental Protection Section The Environmental Protection Section is responsible for the management of compliance programs that protect the air water and ground from hazardous substance contamination. Hazardous substances include radioactive materials, chemicals and infectious agents. The various compliance programs are listed below.

13 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Air Emissions Hazardous Substance Spill Response Hazardous Substance Spill Response Training Hazardous Materials Transportation Hazardous Waste & Waste Minimization Medical Waste Underground Storage Tanks and Ground Water Protection

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17 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Environmental Health Section The Environmental Health Section is responsible for the management of compliance programs that protect people from infectious diseases carried/transmitted by animals (including rats and ground squirrels), swimming pools and food.

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20 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Occupational/Student Safety Section The Occupational/Student Safety Section is responsible for the management of compliance programs that protect people from safety hazards. These programs are list below.

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22 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Accident Investigation Air Contaminant Monitoring Asbestos Bloodborne Pathogens Boiler Safety Carcinogen Registration Chain Saw Chemical Hygiene (Laboratory Safety) Confined Space

23 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Departmental Safety Coordinators Electrical Lock-Out Elevated Work Emergency Hazardous Substance Spill Response Ergonomics and Back Safety Fire Life Safety Forklift/Heavy Equipment Operator General/Office Safety Hazard Communication

24 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Hazardous Materials Business Plan Hazardous Materials Inventory Hearing Protection Indoor Air Quality Injury & Illness Prevention Lead Material Safety Data Sheets Medical Monitoring Pesticide Safety

25 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Process Safety Analysis Radiation Safety Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment Safety Inspection/Audits Select Agents & Toxins Supervisory Safety Traffic Control at Work Sites Trench Shoring Safety

26 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Training Section The Training Section is responsible for the management of legally required environmental health and safety training programs in support of the other sections. The training section develops, markets, delivers and coordinate over 50 specifically required training programs.

27 Overview of EH&S Management at Cal Poly Pomona Continued Information Management The Information Management Section is responsible for the following functions. –General office management –Reference library maintenance –Records management (Includes compliance records) –Reporting and measuring compliance –Web page management –Customer service evaluations and improvement –Secretarial and clerical support –Budget and expenditure management

28 OSHA and Cal/OSHA What Is OSHA? –OSHA is an agency of the federal government –It is responsible for promoting workplace safety nationwide –OSHA was created by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 –It has the authority to oversee compliance with safety and health laws –Note: California established Cal/OSHA and implements it’s own program which is at least as stringent as the federal requirements

29 OSHA and Cal/OSHA What OSHA Does –Develops and enforces job safety and health standards –Encourages employers and employees to reduce workplace hazards –Provides research in occupational safety and health –Establishes the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees –Approves state occupational safety and health programs including California’s program

30 OSHA and Cal/OSHA Cal/OSHA regulates most aspects of workplace safety and health These regulations must be followed Cal/OSHA wants to help employers comply with the regulations

31 OSHA and Cal/OSHA The structure of California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) is made up of the following: Consultation Enforcement Standards Board Appeals Board Worker’s Compensation Insurance: Treatment/Rehabilitation of Injured Workers Public Safety Units: –Elevator, Ride & Tram Unit –Pressure Vessels Unit

32 OSHA and Cal/OSHA Some Critical Points to Remember about Cal/OSHA: Employee Deaths or Serious Injuries Must Be Reported in 8 Hours or it is an Automatic Fine of $5,000 Death or Serious Injuries are Loss of Life, Loss of Limb, Serious Degree of Permanent Disfigurement or Hospitalization for more than 24-Hours for Other than Observation Employers are Required to Investigate Accidents

33 Cal/OSHA’s Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) The key components for the IIPP are: Management Commitment & Assignment of Responsibilities Safety Communications Hazard Assessment & Control Accident Investigation (Note: To have a risk of injury requires exposure to a hazard.) Safety Planning, Rules & Work Procedures Safety & Health Training For Training on Cal Poly’s IIPP:

34 Conclusion & Learning Points Administrative Agencies: Environmental Protection Agency California Occupational Safety & Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) California Highway Patrol Department of Pesticide Regulation State Water Resources Control Board & Regional Boards

35 Conclusion & Learning Points Administrative Agencies Continued: State Air Resources Board & Local Air Quality Management Districts Office of the State Fire Marshal Los Angeles County Fire Department State Department of Health Services

36 Conclusion & Learning Points Key Elements of an EH&S Program are: Development and Implementation of Policies & Procedures Training & Communication of policies, procedures, laws and safety/accepted practices Safety/Compliance Inspections Accident or Near Miss Investigations Records Management

37 Conclusion & Learning Points Employee Deaths or Serious Injuries Must Be Reported to Cal/OSHA in 8 Hours or it is an Automatic Fine of $5,000 Death or Serious Injuries are Loss of Life, Loss of Limb, Serious Degree of Permanent Disfigurement or Hospitalization for more than 24-Hours for Other than Observation Employers are Required to Investigate Accidents by Cal/OSHA

38 Conclusion & Learning Points Key components for the IIPP are: Management Commitment & Assignment of Responsibilities Communication Hazard Assessment & Control Accident Investigation Safety Planning Rules & Work Procedures Safety & Health Training

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