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The purpose of this procedure is to build, install, alter, replace or operate equipment that emits or controls the emission of air contaminants and to comply with the current air quality laws, avoid fines, and expedite the process of obtaining the required permits.
The University's Asbestos Control Program is designed to prevent employee exposure to this substance. It is important for individuals to follow proper work practices to minimize exposure Airborne asbestos levels in buildings are much lower than those in industrial workplaces where serious health effects have been observed.
It is the policy of California State Polytechnic University - Pomona to manage hazardous waste generated on campus in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. Wherever possible, hazardous waste generated at California State Polytechnic University – Pomona will be managed in a manner that minimizes short and long term liability associated with such waste. Environmental Health & Safety has primary authority in determining management options to achieve this objective.
For a list of current locations containing lead-based paint, please see the following list. EH&S works closely with Facilities Management to reduce the number of lead based paint locations on campus.
Universal Hazardous Wastes are a sub-category of Hazardous Wastes. The State of California has created this sub-category for types of Hazardous Wastes that are not as dangerous to people and the environment as other Hazardous Wastes. However, just as their more dangerous cousins, Universal Hazardous Wastes cannot be poured down the drain, discarded in the trash, tossed on the ground, dumped into bodies of water or storm drains.
In alignment with the California State University Chancellor's Office, Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus as of September 1, 2017. Reports of smokers on campus should be reported to University Police by contacting x3070.
EH&S manages storm water compliance for the University in an effort to reduce possible contaminants from entering the storm water system.
Environmental Health & Safety uses and outside contractor to deal with most rodent and insect issues that occur on campus.