Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.01
Liaison Holli Fajack
Submission Date May 9, 2024

STARS v2.2

California State University, Long Beach
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.28 / 2.00 George Alfaro
Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Beach Building Services
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
CAL-OSHA Injury and Illness Prevention Program

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
As mandated by Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), CSULB maintains its Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in full compliance with state requirements. This IIPP requirement is unique to California, which adopted its own safety and health program in 1972, as permitted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970.

The CSULB IIPP provides the framework and context for the University’s overall health and safety program and establishes the University’s commitment to a campus culture that creates a safe and healthy environment for faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors. The University also seeks to ensure that all of our employees and contractors are cognizant of the requirements of this regulation and that their health and safety are protected by this program.

The 8 required Injury and Illness Prevention Program elements are:
1. Responsibility
2. Compliance
3. Communication
4. Hazard Assessment
5. Accident/Exposure Investigation
6. Hazard Correction
7. Training and Instruction
8. Recordkeeping

As required by California regulation, all other safety programs and required training are governed by the principles outlined in the CSULB IIPP. Training and inspection requirements for other enforcing agencies and/or certifying entities shall be harmonized to ensure compliance with California requirements and the requirements of the CSULB IIPP. The CSULB IIPP must be considered a dynamic document, and as such will be assessed by the campus as required to ensure that the processes, procedures, and responsibilities described in the IIPP are consistent with current regulatory requirements.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:

Full-time equivalent of employees:

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :
To help meet its workers’ compensation reporting requirements established by OSHA, the university uses a third-party administrator called Sedgwick. Sedgwick’s OSHA-compliant claims management system tracks both claims (e.g. benefit payments) and incidents (e.g. workplace accidents). These systems allow Sedgwick staff to fully identify all OSHA recordable incidents and claims. As a result, Sedgwick sends monthly and year-end logs to the university’s Human Resources Management Department whenever a claim becomes recordable (i.e. it meets certain OSHA requirements) The University is also subject to inspection and standards enforcement by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) staff. Citations and notification of penalties may be issued for violations of safety and health standards identified during an inspection. The department or administrative area that is responsible for the violation(s) resulting in the citation is responsible for the payment of related penalties. Cal/OSHA assigns an abatement or correction date for each cited violation. Abatement is usually required within 30 calendar days. The department or administrative area responsible for the violation is responsible for abating the condition which led to the citation. Advice, guidance and assistance, when necessary, is provided by Environmental Health and Safety staff.

Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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