Environmental Health & Safety Office

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The safety and health of all students, employees, visitors and community members is the primary concern of the San Diego Unified School District. At the Environmental Health & Safety Office, we are committed to providing critical programs, services and guidance, which ensure a safe and healthy environment while assuring regulatory compliance.

Our staff, as part of the Physical Plant Operations Center, works in a coordinated effort and via partnerships to provide technical support, education, training, consultation, investigation, recognizing and controlling health and safety hazards, periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices, regulatory compliance and minimizing potential hazards, risks and liabilities.

We are helping build a shared culture of safety and environmental stewardship.




In the event of a fire, significant hazardous material release, serious injury, or other life-threatening situation, call 911

  • Call School Police at 619-291-7678

  • Call our office at 858-627-7174, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., M-F

If you are concerned with an environmental issue, hazardous condition or behavior, or have a safety suggestion, let us know through:



We provide instructor-led, online, and specialty safety trainings that meet regulatory and District policy requirements and support a culture of environmental stewardship and safety.

  • Any questions regarding safety trainings can be directed to the Safety Coordinator

  • Any requests for in-service safety trainings, contact the Safety Compliance Technician assigned to your site

  • For online safety training, go to SafeSchools Website



For information on different types of heat illness, and to help you prevent, identify and respond appropriately to heat illness, visit the following links:





Environmental Health & Safety Office

4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego, CA 92111

858-627-7174, 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., M-F

[email protected]