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Hazard Communication

This is the Hazard Communication section for the office of Sacramento State Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S).

Employees of Sac State have the right to know the properties and potential hazards of substances to which they may be exposed. Such knowledge is essential to reducing the risk of occupational illness and injury.

Communicating Hazards

Fall Protection

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) requires that fall protection systems be in place in circumstances where workers or their tools or equipment are in danger of falling.

Fall protection includes guard rails; safety nets; personal fall arrest systems (lanyards, horizontal and vertical lifelines, bodybelts, etc.); covers for holes in streets, roofs and floors; and toeboard systems to prevent tools or materials from falling on those working or passersby below. OSHA regulations also require a trained, competent person to oversee safety on a fall-protection-required jobsite.

Hot Work

This program establishes the Hot Work Operations Program for all employees and students of California State University, Sacramento.

The purpose of this program is to protect employees and students from injury and CSUS buildings from damage associated with hot work.

Additional Resources

Industrial Trucks

On December 1st, 1999, OSHA updated its standard for Industrial Trucks, 29 CFR 1910.178. After research demonstrated over 40,000 accidents each year are due to unsafe forklift operation, OSHA has beefed-up their training requirements for powered industrial truck operators. Industrial trucks covered by this regulation include fork trucks, motorized pallet jacks, and platform lift trucks.

Any employee who operates a department forklift must first receive operator safety training and an evaluation of their operating skills. Upon completion of this training, each successful participant receives an operator's card. Please contact EH&S at 278-6456 (86456 on campus) to schedule training, or if your department is looking to purchase a new powered industrial truck.

Personal Protective Equipment

Cal-OSHA (CCR Title 8, 3380) and Federal OSHA (CFR1910.132 & CFR1926.28) both have standards that regulate the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective in reducing these exposures to acceptable levels.

Employers are required to determine if PPE should be used to protect their workers.

The purpose of this program is to provide the various CSUS departments and its employees with the tools to identify the hazards in the workplace and the most suitable PPE to protect the employee from these hazards.