Report 2017-119 Recommendation 44 Responses

Report 2017-119: California State University: It Has Not Provided Adequate Oversight of the Safety of Employees and Students Who Work With Hazardous Materials (Release Date: April 2018)

Recommendation #44 To: Channel Islands, California State University

To ensure that employees working in a laboratory setting receive current information regarding laboratory safety, Channel Islands should provide periodic refresher laboratory safety training to these employees beginning in the Fall 2018 semester.

6-Month Agency Response

Channel Islands has implemented its refresher laboratory safety training for employees. Refresher training for hazardous waste and bloodborne pathogens is required annually, and refresher training for Laboratory Safety Fundamentals is required every three years. The trainings are available to all employees online.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

Refresher training will be provided to employees beginning in Fall 2018.

Further development of the training/refresher training plan is scheduled with relevant Academic Affairs Department Chairs, Internal Audit, and campus EH&S once faculty returns in August 2018.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending

All Recommendations in 2017-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.