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Safety, Health & Sustainability uses software applications developed by Risk & Safety Solutions (RSS), which were acquired by the Chancellor's Office, to streamline and improve maintaining regulatory compliance on campus. These are the apps that have been implemented so far:

  • Assessment: recommends PPE, administrative controls, and engineering controls based on a comprehensive questionnaire designed to identify the hazards in a given area based on the work being performed there. Area supervisors can then share this and other critical safety information about these hazards with members of their group.

  • Chemicals: a chemical inventory management tool designed with lab personnel in mind. Its companion mobile app allows users to scan a container's RFID tag with their phone camera to instantly bring up its data in their inventory.

  • Inspect: uses a checklist specific to CSUSM to easily and conveniently document findings, provide corrective actions, and  track completion for safety inspections on campus.

Assessment Instructions

  1. Go to RSS and Sign In using your CSUSM credentials.
  2. Select Begin a Laboratory Hazard Assessment under Quick Links on the right.
  3. Select a group from the list, then click Continue in the top-right corner.
    • If you are an Owner in multiple groups, an assessment will need to be created for each one unless it says "(INSPECT ONLY)". Do NOT create an assessment for any groups that say "(INSPECT ONLY)".
  4. Review the roster for the group you selected. Add members by clicking the blue ( + ) button in the bottom-right corner, or remove members by clicking on their name and then selecting the trash can icon. Click Continue to proceed.
  5. Add any rooms where your work will be conducted to your Locations. Click Continue to proceed.
  6.  Select "Yes" or "No" as applicable for all questions in each hazard category. Click Continue to proceed.
    • If unsure what to answer, hover your cursor over the ( i ) for more information.

Before you begin an RSS Assessment, it may be helpful to:

  • Prepare a list of all your lab group members, including post docs, research associates, lab managers, student assistants, and volunteers
  • Know which chemical hazards are presesnt, including carcinogens, mutagens, reproductive toxins, organic peroxides, etc.
  • Know which biological hazards are present