About EH&S

Mission Statement

The Universal Mission of Palomar College Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is to promote the most optimal level achievable for a safe, secure, and healthy environment for employees, students, visitors and property.

EH&S strives to support Palomar Community College District by reducing risks and providing a solid long term foundation for education, work, the community and the environment.  EH&S will work with all levels of management, education, and the community to ensure we achieve these goals.

About the Department

The Environmental Health & Safety area of the Facilities Department is responsible for providing information, guidance, inspections, ergonomic evaluations, indoor air quality evaluations, hazardous waste pick-up, earthquake safety, emergency operational plans, coordination of safety training seminars and permit and licensing requirements, liaison between local, state, and federal regulatory agencies and a wide variety of safety and training programs.

The EH&S area works to achieve these goals by tracking and reporting the major program activities on a monthly basis. Environmental Health & Safety also works with outside contractors for specialty services for Palomar College.