Department Safety Coordinators

The overall goal of the Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs) is to assist the Dean, Director, Department Chair or Department Head (whom CalOSHA calls "supervisors") that appointed the coordinator in meeting the requirements of the Corporate IIPP, Campus wide IIPP, and facilitate the creation of standard operating procedures and performance of job hazard assessments. At a minimum each DSC will:

  1. Serve as liaison with EH&S and other associated campus departments.

  2. Obtain health and safety information and conduct or arrange for educational training of employees regarding workplace hazards.

  3. Conduct, or facilitate the completion of, periodic safety inspections of facilities, equipment and projects to identify unsafe conditions and practices.

  4. Make recommendations and initiate corrective actions regarding identified hazards or deficiencies.

  5. Serve as liaison for the department on matters pertaining to inspections, accident/injury investigations, personnel safety, education and training, reports and technical consultants, and serve as the primary department resource person for coordinating these activities.

  6. Ensure maintenance of department records related to training, accident/injury, monitoring or other pertinent data.