The purpose of the Injury Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is to outline Cal Maritime's environmental health and safety requirements, expectations, and responsibilities in order to achieve effective campus safety performance through Integrated Safety Management (ISM). The Hazard Communication (HazCom) Safety Programis a subject specific component the supports the overall University IIPP.
Note: Training Ship Golden Bear (TSGB) is regulated under MARAD. For operations pertaining to the TSGB - Refer to Shoreside Administration Manual (SAM) and Vessel Operations Manual (VOM).
All departments that use, handle or store hazardous chemicals must maintain an inventory of the hazardous chemicals present in their work areas. Inventories must be entered in the Cal Maritime CIS, the online inventory system managed by SRM.
Consumer products must be included in the chemical inventory if the employee exposure to the product is significantly greater than the consumer exposure occurring during the principal consumer use of the product. However, certain minimal inventory thresholds are required for other reporting agencies such as Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA).
Chemical Inventory System (CIS)
The following CIS links is available on the Safety & Risk Management webpage by simply selecting the MSDS icon
Departments must maintain copies of any SDS received with incoming shipments of hazardous chemicals, obtain SDS of hazardous chemicals if received without an SDS, and shall ensure that SDSs are readily accessible during each work shift. SDSs may be maintained in electronic form so long as there are no barriers to employee access.
SDSs can be obtained by:
Requesting copies from your supervisor
Contacting the vendor directly
Performing an internet search by entering the product name followed by MSDS
Manufacturers and importers may withhold the specific chemical identity of a hazardous chemical with certain "trade secret" provisions. Contact SRM for assistance with addressing "trade secret" information
Every container of a hazardous chemical, except containers that will contain chemicals for immediate use, must be labeled, tagged, or marked to identify the substance and appropriate hazard warnings.
The manufacturer's original label shall provide:
Identity of the hazardous substance;
Precautionary statement(s); and
Name and address of the manufacturer, importer or responsible party.
Labels shall be:
In English; and
Prominently displayed on the container.
The original label shall not be removed or defaced unless the container is immediately marked with the required information.
Every container of a hazardous chemical must be labeled, tagged, or marked, in English, to identify the chemical and to provide appropriate hazard warnings;
Portable secondary (workplace) containers used immediately by the person performing the transfer do not need labels; and
Non-hazardous substances (e.g., distilled water) should be labeled in order to avoid confusion.
Acceptable labeling conventions
Best practice is to include all information that is provided on the manufacturer's label.
If a set of abbreviations is used routinely in the work area, definitions of the abbreviations must be posted in a prominent place in the work area and available to all employees.
Alternative methods such as signs, placards, process sheets, and operating procedures are acceptable for individual stationary process containers, provided that the information is conveyed to all affected persons. Commonly used labeling systems include Department of Transportation, National Fire Protection Association and Hazardous Materials Identification System.
Examples of acceptable labeling conventions include:
Small volume containers such as micro-scale test tubes and vials can be placed in a rack and the rack can be labeled with the name of the hazardous chemical and the appropriate hazard;
Containers are labeled with a symbol and a sign is posted defining the meaning of the symbol; the posted information must include the name of the hazardous chemical and the appropriate hazard; and
Secondary container labeled with unique product or common name must also contain the appropriate hazard warning; example "concentrated Accel-corrosive."
The poster "Safety Data Sheets, Labels, and Hazardous Chemical Emergencies," must be displayed in all areas where hazardous chemicals are used, handled or stored. Departments must fill in all blank spaces (e.g., location of SDSs) on the poster.
All off campus shipments of hazardous chemicals must comply with the current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements and the Cal Maritime Hazardous Chemicals Use, Storage, Transportation and Disposal policy. Hazardous Materials shipment information can be found on the Safety & Risk Management webpage.
Hazard information, which includes access to SDS, must be made available to contractors and contract workers if the work is to be performed in the presence of hazardous chemicals. Contractors and contract workers must also disclose hazard information for hazardous chemicals that are brought into the work area that may affect campus employees.
Employees shall follow emergency procedures covered in their department-specific Emergency Action Plan and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Emergency response procedures are also covered in the SDSs, labels, and Cal Maritime Emergency Response Guide.
U-Corrective Action Notification. Accident prevention through proactive action, recognition and communication.
Report of Safe Work Practices: Demonstrates the unconditional dedication toward the protection of person and property.
Report of Safety Concerns:You are encouraged to report any and all unsafe conditions that you observe on campus by using this form. You may make your report anonymously or you can contact the Department of Safety and Risk Management directly at 707-654-1076. The Report of Safety Concerns include but are not limited to; health and safety risks (such as trip and fall hazards or unsafe conduct by employees or students),