Regulatory Inspections

Federal, State, and Local regulations require regulatory agencies to periodically inspect San Diego State University (SDSU). Inspections are sometimes scheduled in advance, but they are generally unannounced. The types of inspection that SDSU typically encounters fall into the following categories:

  • Air permit compliance
  • Environmental compliance
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazardous materials and hazardous waste
  • Occupational health and safety (Cal-OSHA)
  • Radioactive materials and radiation generating devices

What to do if an inspector shows up?

If an inspector shows up asking about a specific program or document, please remain calm, be polite, and follow these instructions:

  1. Establish their credentials, request a business card, and ask them to wait while you contact the appropriate SDSU staff member.
  2. Based on the agency, consult the SDSU Contacts for Regulatory Agency Inspections and contact the associated person. If the regulatory agency is not listed on the document, contact EHS.
  3. Let the contact person know where and when they are to meet the inspector.
  4. Let the inspector know whom to expect (name, title of SDSU employee).

Where can I find specific information or documents?

Regulators might want to review documents specific to the program that they come to inspect. Refer to the SDSU Regulatory Documents, Permits and Records spreadsheet for more information on the typical documents that an inspector could request.