Environmental Health and Safety

Campus Safety Committees


The Campus Safety Committee serves as an integral group, charged with monitoring and reviewing University safety procedures and practices, identifying and reporting unsafe conditions; and recommending to management, ways to enhance the effectiveness of the University's safety program.

  • Advise management in the development of the campus wide safety policy;
  • Report to the appropriate manager, any unsafe conditions observed by or reported to membership and monitor the response and abatement, and refer unabated conditions to the next level of management, as necessary;
  • Review all internal safety inspection reports conducted by management, or external reviews conducted by regulatory bodies, and offer suggestions and recommendations relative to the reports' findings and conclusions; and
  • Review investigation reports of accidents and make recommendations relative to accident prevention and hazard abatement.

The committee has diverse representation from the campus leadership including management, represented staff, designated safety personnel and law enforcement.

Resolution Plan

Safety concerns reported to the Campus Safety Committee will first be assessed and evaluated by Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S). If EH&S is unable to resolve or address the concern at the local level, concerns will be reported to upper-management for additional review and/or corrective action. Updates to reported safety concerns will serve as agenda items for future meetings and will be discussed as necessary.


The Chemical Hygiene Committee is tasked with reviewing campus procedures for the procurement, storage, and use of chemicals for instructional and research activities. Our mission is to foster innovation and creativity through a safe learning environment.

About the Committee

The Committee is comprised of subject matter experts and includes representation from University faculty, staff, administration and represented employees.


  1. Implement chemical procurement procedures
  2. Implementation of a centralized chemical inventory database
  3. Implementation of an online waste tracking system
  4. Review incidents involving hazardous materials and provide corrective action recommendations


The committee currently meets at least once per semester. To propose agenda items in advance of the next meeting, please e-mail ehs@cpp.edu

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) provides guidance to University researchers who use Biologics, Infectious Agents and Recombinant DNA within the scope of their work.

Such work must be approved by the IBC before work may begin and any funding made available. The IBC was designed to facilitate researchers and their goals by streamlining the process of submitting proposals for approval in a way that reduced the redundancies within various regulatory requirements.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

The Radiation Safety Committee has delegated authority from the California Department of Public Health, Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) to act on behalf of the State in the approval of Radioactive Use Authorizations (RUA's) and general administration of the radiation safety program under the authority of the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).  More About the Radiation Safety Committee