Environmental Health and Safety

8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday

Phone: 530-898-5126

After Hours Contact:
UPD 898-5555

Department Zip: 0019

Summer Hours:
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Closed Friday

Air Quality Impacts on Campus Activities

The air quality on campus, and the surrounding areas, continues to be impacted by the wildfires in the North State.  While some individuals will still not experience symptoms related to the air quality, other may.  It is important to be aware of how you are being affected and communicate this to your Supervisor.  When possible, limit the time you spend and the activities you complete outdoors.

While on campus, the best air quality is inside buildings due to their air filters.  When you do need to work outdoors, consider wearing an N95 particulate mask.  Upon request, your department will provide these masks to those employees who are working outdoors.  Where masks are unavailable, not practicial, or the request is made, managers should consider providing an alternative working space (indoor work options, compliance training, etc.) for employees who typically work outdoors.

Students need to be aware of how the air quality may impact their activities as well.  There are a number of outdoor activities that may be relocated if the air quality index reaches the "Unhealthy" level.  If the activity is moved, rescheduled, or cancelled, notice will be given as soon as possible.  Please check the sponsor's website and the University's social media for information.

Student who may be feeling the impact from the current air quality or need more information on precautionary measures, should visit the Student Health Center website  for the availability of services and hours of operation.

For more information and current conditions, you can visit the following websites:


Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS)

Safety & Risk Management is implementing a set of tools designed to improve safety and facilitiate regulatory compliance in laboratories across campus.  Chico State will begin using the software, which was developed at the University of California, by October 31, 2018.


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Drinking Water Quality Testing Information

The University conducted drinking water quality tests on Campus. The purpose of the tests is to ensure the drinking water delivered to the Campus Community meets the California Drinking Water Standards related to lead.


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