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Last Updated: 02/28/2018

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Safety & Risk Management

Last Updated: 02/28/2018

The Department of Safety & Risk Management supports the entire campus and all organizations and programs associated with Cal Maritime. The Mission of the Department is to provide both a collabortative approach as well as an independent and objective assurance designed to enhance and improve the University's operations. The SRM aims to assist the Cal Maritime to accomplish its objectives by applying a systematic approach to evaluating and assessing risk management, controls, compliance mechanisms, and stewardship processes.SRM principal focus is to mitigate risk potential and establish controls that are intended to prevent incidents that could negatively affect individuals and the institution, its finances and its standing in the community. We strive for excellence through continuous improvement strategies.

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Last Updated: 2/4/2017

Integrated Safety and Environmental Management (ISEM) Overview 

Cal Maritime is committed to providing a healthy and safe workplace and protecting the environment as we pursue our teaching, research, patient care, and public service missions. The ISEM process can help Cal Maritime achieve environment, health, and safety objectives

The Director of Safety and Risk Management (SRM), as delegated by the University President, is responsible for the implementation and administrative management of Cal Maritime's EH&S and Risk Management process management. As a means to minimize risk, support a safe and healthful Campus Community as well as improve efficiencies, the Department utilizes Integrated Safety and Environmental Management (ISEM) and Lean Management principles in order to provide a sustainable process management system.

The Department provides consultative assistance and technical guidance to not only senior management and administrators but the Campus Community as a whole. 

The Department provides a wide array of EHS training and other resource support to the Campus Community. 

The Department is responsible for all EHS regulatory compliance elements and maintains those records at the Department office located in the Administration building.  

CSU Maritime Academy follows the State of California as well as CSU Office of the Chancellor document 1039. For a complete description, please visit the Cal State website

LEAN + Safety:

5S is a method for organizing a work area to increase efficiency and productivity while reducing waste. It is one of the first steps that many companies make while trying to become "lean". While 5S can help make a company lean, but it also can improve safety and health at the company. It makes sense, because a more organized, tidier workplace is going to have fewer hazards. For example, if your housekeeping is better, you'll have fewer tripping hazards. And if you've organized the workplace so tools and machines are placed more appropriately, your workers will have fewer ergonomic risks.

Even though 5S comes with "built-in" safety benefits, that's not the end of the story. Over time, people have modified 5S by adding a new "S" to create 6S systems. One of the most common of the 6S systems results from adding Safety to 5S. This is  sometimes called 5S+, 6S, lean 6S, 6S safety, or lean 6S safety

What is ISEM?

The risk management process of identifying, analyzing, evaluating and ultimately responding to and monitoring risk is at the heart of an integrated safety and risk management system. Extending this process across an entire organization, looking at both "upside" and "downside" risk, and considering risk in the context of strategy is what differentiates ISEM from Traditional risk management. 

ISEM is a 5-step continuous improvement process that involves  planning, performance, and review for incorporating safety and environmental best practices into work activities. 

First, lets start with the Core principles.

ISEM relies on weaving these core principles into the way we do business at Cal Maritime:

  • Line management responsibility – All employees are responsible for integrating safety, health, and environmental standards into their work and for ensuring active communication up and down the management line and with others.
  • Clear roles and responsibilities – Establish and communicate roles and responsibilities to ensure safety, health, and environmental standards are considered in all aspects of campus activities.
  • Competence commensurate with responsibilities – Ensure every individual has the knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Balanced priorities – Make protecting people and the environment a priority whenever university activities are planned and performed.
  • Identification of safety standards and requirements – Evaluate associated hazards before an activity is performed. Communicate appropriate standards and requirements to everyone involved or impacted by the activity.
  • Hazard controls tailored to work performed – Implement administrative and engineering controls to prevent and mitigate hazards specific to the work being performed and associated hazards.
  • Operations authorized – Clearly establish and agree upon the conditions and requirements to be satisfied for any activity to be initiated and conducted at Cal Maritime

HIRAC What is it?

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control (HIRAC) has become fundamental to the practice of planning, management and the operation of a business as a basic of risk management. 

HIRAC is a tool used to:

  • To identify types of Hazard in work area
  • To make Risk Assessments
  • To suggest Risk Controls to Organization
  • To implementing Risk Controls
  • To review Risk Controls

Risk Assessments begin with:

  • Define Scope: Clearly defining a task from initiation to completion helps reveal the possible risks, hazards, and environmental impacts of the activity.

  • Analyze Hazards: Understanding the risks and hazards enables appropriate planning to protect people, property, and the environment.

  • Control for Hazards: Appropriate controls, authorizations, monitoring, emergency procedures, equipment, and training are established and implemented before work begins.

  • Perform Work: Work begins when identified risks have been eliminated or controlled, and readiness is confirmed.

  • Evaluate Performance: How can we do better next time? From the planning stage to wrap up, gather feedback, review monitoring results, and look for ways to improve the proces



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Hazard Awareness Recognition Program

Last Updated: 09/17/2018

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), 


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