COVID Forms and Health/Safety Guidance

Ergonomics at Home

When working at home, it can be difficult to achieve proper positioning, without all the office equipment we have become accustomed. EH&S can offer virtual assessments to come up with creative solutons, in less than ideal circumstances. Please contact to schedule. 

If you would like to bring your office chair home, please use the waiver below.

Employee Safety During COVID-19

Social distancing will be the primary mechanism to keep employees and students safe from COVID-19 while on campus. All controls around safety will defer to this mechanism first where possible. Please take the CSULearn COVID-19 social distancing training (summarized here) if you have not done so already. The training was developed at the beginning of the shelter-in-place order, and therefore new protocols and procedures have been and will continue be developed as we move toward re-populating campus when the time comes. It may be necessary to complete additional COVID related training as the situation evolves. Please contact the training and development department for more information on required training. 

For those who are already on campus and those who will begin to come back to campus to deliver critical services to students that return for face-to-face instruction, we are obligated to follow strict protocols to ensure we do so safely and in compliance will all local, state, and federal regulations. Supervisors must complete the  supervisor checklist to ensure that all COVID exposure mitigation strategies are in place, including seeing that all employees who can telecommute or work remotely in an effective manner, continue to do so and will determine if a JHA is required. 

A job hazard analysis (JHA) is a documented analysis of an activity or “job” which can be divided into steps to control or mitigate hazardous outcomes throughout the activity to the worker(s), other individuals and property. California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) regulates this analysis through the Personal Protective Equipment Standard CCR Title 8, Section. 

Please use this Job Hazard Analysis Form to determine the COVID exposure risk for the tasks employees are engaged in while on campus. This form is meant to identify and document how each exposure hazard will be mitigated or controlled, whether by engineering control (installing a sneeze guard, for example), administrative control (only one employee present at a time) or Personal Protective Equipment (gloves). This form is only required to be completed for employees who have a risk of exposure though either direct contact (person to person) or indirect (person to object). Completion of the supervisor checklist in most cases, can help determine if a JHA is needed for this work and is thus the starting point.  

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be the last method used. For guidance on how a JHA should look, an example is located here.

If PPE is indicated, please email for approval. Training is required for all PPE worn during the course of work. Face coverings are NOT considered PPE, as they do not protect the wearer, they protect the public from the wearer. There are still guidelines that should be followed for their safe use, see below.

If it is determined that barriers are needed to be installed, those will also require approval by EH&S.