Safety Unit

Safety Planning

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  • Hose accessing an underground storage tank

    Aboveground and Underground Storage Tanks - AST and UST regulations are complex and based on the intended use. Tanks may be used for the storage of hazardous, gasoline, or non-hazardous, water, materials and regulations will vary based on usage and volume.

  • AED Wall Sign with Red Heart

    An AED is an electronic device used as a quick response in the event of someone having a sudden cardiac arrest. For further information, follow this link,

  • Photo of Person Delivering CPR

    Medical emergencies can happen in the workplace. Typically, these are minor injuries that can be treated with a visit to the First Aid Cabinet. However, there is always a chance a more serious injury or life-threatening medical emergency can happen.

  • Photo of a Safety Data Sheet Binder

    Chemical Safety Data Sheets - SDSs used to be known as MSDSs or Material Safety Data Sheets. With the recent introduction of a globally harmonized system (GHS) for the classification of chemicals, MSDSs became known as SDSs. In addition to the name change, the format of the SDS has been standardized internationally. Most countries follow the standard using predetermined hazard statements and precautionary descriptions.

  • Photo of a Seismology Readout

    Living in California there is the constant possibility of an earthquake. The state’s geographical location means that it has numerous faults and cracks deep under the earth’s surface which can shift and move causing earthquakes. Some faults are very large and well known, others smaller. The effects of earthquakes can be widespread affecting many communities, or localized depending on the source, or epicenter, of the quake. 

  • Evacuation Route Icon

    Every organization is required to have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) specific to its needs. An EAP is the written procedure that a company has developed as its immediate response to an emergency or disaster.

  • Photo of Firefighter Spraying Water on a Fire

    Fire Response - Unlike some other emergencies, many fires can be prevented if proper precautions are taken and yet they are one of the largest loss producers in the country – both in property and lives. Fires need at least fuel, oxygen, and heat to burn. Removing or controlling any one of these will reduce the likelihood of a catastrophic fire.

  • Flood sign on side of road

    Floods can results from natural causes or from equipment or human error. It is important that an organization addresses all potential eventualities when developing their response plans.

  • Man hiding under a binder

    Shelter-in-Place is a directive to remain at one’s current location and take cover due to an impending or in-progress hazardous event. A Shelter-in-Place can be issued for any number of events and can affect a business, a building, or a community.

  • Photo of Fire Extinguishers

    Fire Prevention Plan - OSHA requires organizations to have a Fire Prevention Plan in certain situations. This plan works in conjunction with the Emergency Action Plan. Its purpose is to identify hazards in the workplace that could potentially cause a fire and define a procedure to prevent an incident.

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Risk Management Division

Human Resources Department

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Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465237, -122.725363

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Disaster Leave, Local Assistance Center, Benefit Information, and more!

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