2018 in Health & Safety
A long-awaited California State Auditor investigation of the California State University’s health and safety compliance will be released tomorrow. The state audit will likely be highly critical of the CSU’s lack of proper oversight and unsafe operations that jeopardize the health and safety of employees and students. The audit will also likely identify the failure of the CSU to adequately regulate health and safety procedures or monitor hazardous conditions on CSU campuses.
The audit – requested by the CSU Employees Union (CSUEU) and authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) – was unanimously approved last year by the Joint Legislative Audit Committee in response to disturbing trends that threaten the health of CSU campuses, and strong evidence that CSU regulations and state laws are being usurped or ignored:
“The state must hold the CSU accountable,” said CSUEU President Neil Jacklin. “The lack of meaningful state oversight allows the CSU to ignore its own regulations and state mandates, contributes to wasteful spending and now threatens the health and safety of every CSU employee and student. This must not be allowed to continue.”