Hazard Communication Program

Policy Objective

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of students, employees, visitors and the surrounding community. The program policy ensures employees are informed of the health and safety risks and hazards associated with substances and agents they use or may be exposed to. 

Employees who work wiht potentially hazardous substances or harmful agents shall be informed about the hazards of those substances or agents and shall be trained on precautions necessary to prevent exposure, as well as what to do if accidentally exposed.

The Program applies to all University departments, and their respective employees, that use or store hazardous substances.

This program policy complies with Cal/OSHA''s requirement to develop and implement a written hazard communication program as defined in the regulation below. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) administers and oversees implementation.

California Code of Regulation, Title 8, Section 5194https://www.dir.ca.gov/Title8/5194.html


Records related to the implementation and maintenance of the University's Hazard Communication Program shall be retained per the CSU Executive Order 1031 record retention policy and schedule: https://policy.csuci.edu/aa/11/eo-1031.pdf

The following records shall be maintained by EHS

  • Hazard Communication training
  • SDSs in MSDSOnline
  • List of Hazardous Substances in MSDSONline

This Hazard Communication Plan shall be reviewed at least annually or as needed.