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516 - Environment, Health & Safety

Section: 516-10.3
Effective: 07/19/2010
Supersedes: 05/01/1998
Review: TBD
Issuance Date: TBD
Issuing Office: Environment, Health & Safety

PPM 516-10.3 Policy [pdf format]

ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION-HOUSING

I.           REFERENCES

 

A.       California Health and Safety Code

 

B.       Uniform Housing Code

 

C.       California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Housing

 

II.          POLICY

 

Only buildings designed, constructed, and maintained for sleeping and/or dwelling may be used for that purpose.

 

III.         PROCEDURES

 

A.       Use of University Facilities for Sleeping and/or Dwelling Purposes

 

The University provides specific facilities for dwelling and sleeping purposes. They include, but are not necessarily limited to: residence halls, apartments, and appropriate hospital and shipboard facilities. No University property, facility, building space, on‑campus vehicle (University or private), or area assigned to departments may be used for either temporary or permanent sleeping or living quarters unless specifically approved for such purposes by the Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) Office.

 

B.       Sanitation and Safety in Dwellings and Other Human Occupancy Areas

 

1.       Plans and construction for all dwelling units and areas involving human occupancy shall comply with applicable codes and standards. 

 

2.       All facilities shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner. EH&S will provide, or advise the administrative units responsible for maintaining the surveillance necessary to comply with applicable codes and good practice.

 

IV.         RESPONSIBILITY

 

A.       All plans for new construction and renovations will be processed through the Office of Facilities Design and Construction and the EH&S Office, as described in PPM 516‑12.1, General Safety -- Construction/Renovations and Alterations.

 

B.       The administrative units responsible for each space or area shall arrange for maintenance of safe and sanitary facilities and for ensuring that occupancy is in compliance with the codes, policies, and procedures outlined above. The EH&S Office will provide assistance by consulting and conducting routine surveys of the facilities.