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

Winter Safety Information

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety encourages the Campus community to consider fall and winter safety here on Campus and at home. Your health and safety, and that of your loved ones, is important.  We hope you find the following information to be helpful.

Getting to Work and back Home Safely:

  • Consider inclement weather and the reduced hours of daylight, plan ahead to avoid rushing.
  • Don’t be a distracted (dangerous) driver, focus on driving, don’t use cell phones, keep both hands on the wheel, and use your defensive driver skills.  (Defensive Driver Training is now available on-line thru the Development and Training System or monthly scheduled classroom sessions are offered.  Please contact EHS to be assigned to the DDT Learning Track or check the Campus Calendar for dates and times of scheduled classroom sessions.)
  • Wear appropriate footwear for walking on wet, potentially slippery surfaces.
  • When biking or walking to work in low light or darkness, wear light colored or reflective clothing so you can be seen.
  • Be extra careful when crossing streets during evening hours and during inclement weather, never assume a car or bike is stopping for you, even when in a crosswalk.
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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.


Featured Articles

2017 Staff Safety Award

Each year the University issues a Staff Safety Award to a Staff member or employee group who goes beyond their regular duties in promoting safety and making the work place safer.


SDS On-Line

Recently, there was a significant change in OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard.  The updated standard is commonly referred to as GHS HazCom.  This revised standard applies (with some specific exemptions) to every employer and every employee who handles chemicals in the United States. 


Storm Water Management Program

Keep our rivers and creeks clean! A large part of our Campus beauty is due to Big Chico Creek running through the middle of the campus.  We are dedicated to educating the Campus Community about protecting the waters of Butte Creek and the Sacramento River.  For additional information on Storm Water Management

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