Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS) works to promote environmental stewardship, and protect the health & safety of SFSU faculty, staff, and students. We provide technical expertise and support through the development of EHS programs, training, and consultation. The list below is the information that we have posted in the past.
2018 Great Shakeout, Oct. 18
The annual Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m. on the Quad. Come and participate in this year’s “drop-cover-hold on” drill. The Office of Emergency Management will be on hand to provide information about earthquake preparedness from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn not to burn: Fire extinguisher training
During the recent Campus Safety Week, the Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS) department trained 206 employees and students in the hands-on use of a fire extinguisher to put out a live fire. Though Campus Safety Week is behind us, the safety preparation continues:
Thanksgiving is the leading day for home fires involving cooking equipment, with three times the average number.
Tips For A Safe Holiday
Replace smoke alarm batteries in time for the Holidays.
Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.
Check your fire extinguisher!
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 38 Million Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles! https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and
Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safe.
- Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food.
- Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
- Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
- Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
- Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
- Keep knives out of the reach of children.
- Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
- Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
- Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
September is Blood Borne Pathogen Training Month - Free Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
Vaccinations To Be Offered.
This year in addition to the annual required renewal training SFSU will be offering voluntary, free, Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccinations to employees whose job related tasks
involve an inherent potential of contact with blood, body fluids, tissues or potential for spills, or splashes of these fluids.
Jobs that may be offered the vaccinations (availabe through Kaiser-On-The-Job) as part of the training include: Police officers, custodians, medical, practioners, scientists, athletic
For more information, contact Jeff Madigan in EHS: firstname.lastname@example.org or x81419.
Location: LIB 121 from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Lunch will be provided by EHS
On April 27, 2017 SF State's President Les Wong and his staff participated in the Ferno Evacuation Chair Safety Training conducted by Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) staff, Jeffrey Madigan and Jonathan Farhat. The Ferno EZ Glide Evacuation Chair allows employees to evacuate individuals quickly, safely, and easily from multiple level buildings.
First Aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and AED (automated external defibrillator) certification training on 8/26/2016.
Holiday Safety Reminder