Safety

CoS Safety Team

The College of Science (CoS) Safety Team includes the CoS Safety Officer Randy Kirchner, the CoS Chemical Inventory Coordinator Ngoc-Huong (Kitty) Nguyen, the CoS Chemical Safety Coordinator Michael Walsh, and the Moss Landing Marine Labs Health and Safety Officer Jocelyn Douglas.  The CoS Safety team works to ensure a safe working environment in the College of Science.  This includes performing safety inspections, responding to chemical spills, performing student safety training, and managing chemical inventory and chemical waste for the College of Science.

Contact Information:

Randy Kirchner, CoS Safety Officer
Duncan Hall, room 435A
randy.kirchner@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-5004 (forwards to cell during off-hours)

Huong (Kitty) Nguyen, CoS Chemical Inventory Coordinator
Duncan Hall, room 435
ngoc-huong.nguyen@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-4875 

Michael Walsh, CoS Chemical Safety Coordinator
Duncan Hall, room 435
michael.p.walsh@sjsu.edu
(408) 924-4875  

Jocelyn Douglas, Moss Landing Marine Labs Health and Safety Officer
Moss Landing Marine Labs Main Lab, room 201
jocelyn.douglas@sjsu.edu
(831) 771-4451

Emergencies

In the event of an emergency, call 911.  
To contact University Police directly, call:

  • (408) 924-2222 from a cell phone
  • or 42222 from a campus phone

Accidents and Injuries

For student and visitor accidents and injuries, information can be found at: https://www.sjsu.edu/fabs/services/risk/accidents.php

Employee accidents and injuries, information can be found at: https://www.sjsu.edu/up/myinfo/workers-compensation/index.php

Chemical and Biological Spills in the CoS

For chemical or radiological spills, please contact the College of Science Safety Team at (408) 924-5004 at any time.

For biological spills, please either contact the College of Science Safety Team at (408)-924-5004 at any time or the Microbiology Service Center at 408-924-4926 during normal business hours.

Unless you are properly trained and have the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), please do not attempt to clean up chemical, biological or radiological spills.

Urgent Building Facilities Problems

During normal business hours, report the facilities problem to your Department Office.

After normal business hours, report the facilities problem to the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 from a cell phone or 42222 from a campus phone.

CoS Teaching and Research Laboratory Safety Training

Information on the SJSU and College of Science (CoS) procedures designed to meet federal, state, county and CSU safety training requirements in Biosafety, Chemical safety, Laser safety, Power tool safety and other types of safety can be found here.  This page includes information about Chemical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Biological Use Authorizations (BUAs).

Field Trip Safety

Information on field trip planning, safety and forms required by the university can be found here.

CoS Chemical Ordering, Storage, and Chemical and Biohazardous Waste Disposal Procedures

Information about chemical ordering, chemical storage, chemical waste disposal and biohazardous waste disposal can be found here.

CoS Safety Inspection Program

The College of Science Safety Team performs regular safety inspections of all of its laboratory spaces in which potentially hazardous activities occur.  More information about the CoS Safety Inspection Program can be found here.

CoS Safety Committee

Information from the CoS Safety Committee including meeting minutes can be found here.

CoS Building Evacuation Protocol

Information about building evacuation, Building Coordinators and Assembly Zones can be found here.

Other Campus Safety Resources