A safe work environment is essential. By providing a safe a work environment we
are protecting our employees and our students. It is important to follow guidelines
and procedures to remain compliant with local and national occupational safety authorities.
The topics and documents below are some of the ways Riverside Community College District
follows safety guidelines and keeps its employees and students safe.
Each of our campuses/locations has a College Safety & Emergency Planning Coordinator
on site to assist with safety issues, regulations, and questions regarding safety.
Our Safety Team also consists of a Safety & Emergency Preparedness Manager and Casualty
Each campus has a safety workgroup organized by the College Safety & Emergency Planning
Coordinator. The group is designed to help identify and resolve health & safety concerns
and make recommendations to the appropriate office or committee in order to maintain
safe conditions. Below are past agendas for the District Safety Workgroup.
District Safety Workgroup Agendas
The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) is a written workplace safety program
that is required by Title 8 of the CA Code of Regulations. An effective IIPP improves
the safety and health in the workplace. The required elements of an IIPP are 1) responsibility,
2) compliance, 3) communication, 4) hazard assessment, 5) accident/exposure investigation,
6) hazard correction, 7) training and instruction, & 8) record keeping.
Below is a copy of the District's IIPP as well as the individual programs required
in the document.
Ergonomics is an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people
use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely. Ergonomics
helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity
of work-related injuries.
Ergonomic evaluations are offered for employees at each of our locations. If you are
interested in an evaluation, please reach out to you College Safety & Emergency Planning
Coordinator and submit to them a completed Assessment Request Form. Also, review this
Ergonomic Worksheet for recommendations on setting up your workspace.
First Aid & AED
Riverside Community College District has first aid kits and Automated External Defibrillators
(AED) for use across our campuses for the health & safety of our employees, students,
and visitors. The link below shows the locations of these items at each of our facilities.
If you see something, say something. We appreciate reports of hazards to assist us
in keeping our facilities safe for our students, employees, and visitors. The Health
& Safety Hazard Reporting Form can be completed online to report hazards. The safety
issue will then be investigated to determine if mitigations are needed. The form can
be submitted anonymously if desired.
OSHA Yearly Reports
Osha law requires most employers with 10 or more employees to keep a yearly log of
all work-related injuries and illnesses. A summary of that log must be posted in the
workplace annually from February 1 to April 30 for the prior year. We post the summary
for each location here as well for employee access.
Safety Topics & Resources
The California School JPA puts out a weekly Risk Management Newsletter that addresses
various safety topics. Safety Matters can be used to host brief discussions or meetings
at the beginning of the work day or they can be used for personal reference.
Safety Matters Newsletters