CSU Environmental Health Services conducts random health and safety (H&S) inspections for the majority of campus buildings within a yearly repeating cycle. Many proctors will be emailed a copy of the H&S report after field inspections are compiled and completed. Please review the reports and make any corrections necessary in your buildings and areas. The first page of the report details how to use the interactive EHS web page to input information regarding any corrections or remediation of deficiencies or violations listed in the report. Hazard ratings are assigned to deficiencies according to the relative level of danger or health threat that they may pose. Most listed deficiencies are categorized, reported and listed due to violation of regulations or policies.
Building reports often list excessive electrical safety violations and deficiencies. Many of these are due to the improper use or application of extension cords. Cords used must be of the proper gauge relative to the equipment they are supplying power to. Light duty multi receptacle (1 into 3) extension cords are not permitted for campus or industrial use and should not be utilized. Only extension cords with one receptacle on the end should be used when needed; not as permanent or make-shift wiring. When possible, try to use a surge strip first in line from the outlet, and then attach proper extension cords from the surge protector to the equipment or appliance. Please pass the above information on to your building’s users and occupants.