Overall Rating Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Michelle Rodriguez
Submission Date Jan. 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Diego Mesa College
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Michelle Rodriguez
Political Science
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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:

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

In 1973, the state of California adopted its own safety and health program, as permitted by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. The California Department of Industrial Relations, Department of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal-OSHA) establishes comprehensive occupational safety and health regulations that protect the working women and men of California. California employers are mandated to develop an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) by Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). The IIPP must detail the means and methods each employer will use to ensure the safety and health of its employees. This IIPP requirement is unique to California; there is no equivalent regulation in the federal standard. As such, the working men and women of California enjoy the unique protection and benefits required by this regulation. Mesa College maintains its IIPP in full compliance with state requirements. The College also seeks to ensure that all of our employees are informed of the requirements of this regulation and that their health and safety is protected by this program.
Occupational, environmental health and safety (OEHS) falls under the authority and responsibility of the Office of the Vice President of Administrative Services (VPA). The VPA and the Occupational, Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator are the designated Safety Officers for Mesa College. The Site Safety Department oversees the College's health and safety programs and policies; compliancy to Federal, State and county rules, regulations and requirements; and provides advice, information, and instruction on all OEHS issues. Mesa College also has a Site Safety Committee which addresses safety and security issues, provides a conduit for communication, and promotes safety across all areas of the Mesa College campus.
San Diego Mesa College provides a Safety Training Matrix which includes Regulatory Requirements (CCR & CFR) for corresponding topics

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 :

As part of OSH responsibilities to the campus, the OEHS Coordinator will provide the following services:

Perform audits covering various occupational exposures. The audit process includes a hazard assessment, followed by a review of policies and training related to identified hazards.
Conduct investigations of employee and student incidents.
Assist in the review and design of engineering control

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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