Environmental Health & Safety Office

The safety of our students, staff & visitors is the primary concern of the San Diego Unified School District. The District provides a safety program to maintain safe working conditions and equipment at all times; to ensure that hazardous materials are appropriately managed; to comply with standards prescribed by applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, to conduct continuous education and training on safe work practices, and serve as the environmental health & safety contact for school staff, parents and the community.

The Environmental Health & Safety Office (EH&S) is part of Physical Plant Operations (PPO) and utilizes Zone Management whereby the District is split into four geographical zones. Each zone is assigned a dedicated Safety Compliance Technician as their point of contact for environmental health & safety.

Report Environmental Health or Safety Concern:

To report an environmental health or safety concern, click on the form below, complete and send it to the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EH&S):
EHS Reporting Form

To report a serious injury,  please click on the form below and review and follow the Risk Management directions:

Serious Injury Reporting Flyer

Annual School Safety Inspection Checklist:


Annual CAL/OSHA Mandated Training (Injury Illness Prevention Program, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication & Fire Safety) has been incorporated into SDUSD SafeSchools Online Training.
All employees are required to have the four above listed trainings annually per CAL/OSHA regulations. Take the necessary time to ensure that you stay in compliance by completing the trainings as they are delivered to you via email.

Monthly Safety Meetings will also be delivered to you via SafeSchools, and there may be additional trainings that are sent directly by your supervisor in addition to those on SafeSchools. The monthly safety meetings and topics are include below for March - August 2021:






Hazard Communication*



 Safety Data Sheets



 Chemical Spills Overview



 OSHA Top 10 and Holiday Safety (Custom)



  Injury & Illness Prevention Plan*


 Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention*

 2022  Personal Protective Equipment
April 2022  Ladder Safety
May 2022  Fire Extinguisher Safety*
June 2022  Heat Illness Prevention 
July 2022  Back Injury and Lifting

*Cal-OSHA mandated topic

Additional Training

Ladder Safety & Office Safety
Ladder Safety Presentation
Ladder Safety Flyer
Office Safety Flyer
Ladder Safety Information https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/default.aspx

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & National Ladder Safety Month
PPE Presentation
PPE Fact Sheet
PPE Guide from OSHA
National Ladder Safety Month https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/default.aspx

Remember to conduct training with site staff.
For questions contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office.
Mandated Training for New & Existing Employees
Monthly Safety Training Topics
Safety Training Sign-in Sheet

    Heat Illness & Prevention  

Heat and Illness Prevention Links/Information

SDUSD Heat Illness Prevention Plan

AP 4032 Operation of Schools During Hot Weather (Rev 9-15-15)

Heat Illness Presentation

Heat Illness Flyer

Sun Safety Flyer

CA Code of Regulations (CCR)Title 8, §3395. Heat Illness Prevention

National Weather Service (NOAA) – San Diego County Map

NOAA, National Weather Service Heat Index Chart

Fed OSHA Heat Safety APP for iPhone & Android - This is a handy tool to obtain the heat index either automatically or by manually entering temperature & humidity. It also provides safety tips and other pertinent information.

APCD Air Quality Forecast – San Diego


Recently Added Forms

New Annual School Safety Inspection Checklist - Replaces old Semi-annual Site Safety Inspection Form.
Due November 1st each year.

Guideline for School Inspection Checklist
Guideline for Annual Inspection Checklist
School Safety Inspection Reference Book
Safety Inspection Reference Book
San Diego Fire Department Inspection Program
OHS-017 SDFD Inspection Program Updated October 2021
Fire Extinguishers
OHS-016 Clean Up of Discharged Fire Extinguishers
Attachment A - ABC Dry Clemical Ext Agent SDS
Attachment B - K Wet Chemical Ext Agent SDS
Offsite Bus Fluid Spills Response & Reporting
EHS-003 Offsite Spills Response & Reporting
Universal Waste Management Program
EHS-004 Universal Waste Management Updated October 2021
Guidelines for Managing Abandoned Automotive Batteries
EHS-005 Abandoned Automotive Batteries
Automotive Battery Tracking Form
Guidelines for Managing Sharps Waste
EHS-006 Sharps Waste
Sharps Removal Request Form
Sharps Removal Form
Guidelines for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste
EHH-007 Pharmaceutical Waste
Pharmaceutical Waste Tracking Form
Controlled Substance Waste Tracking Form
Guidelines for Managing Bio-Hazard Waste
EHS-008 Biological Solid Waste
Reporting Stationary Refrigeration Systems
EHS-011 Refrigeration Systems