The safety and well-being of our employees is very important, and to guard it, the City tries to identify and eliminate employee exposures to avoidable hazards and conditions that can lead to injury, illness or accidents. Safety is everybody's job, and all employees are encouraged to remain alert and correct hazardous conditions and unsafe acts – if it is safe to do so – and/or report them to their supervisors.
City departments have Injury and Illness prevention programs (IIPPs), which are specific to the various work environments, to help maintain safe and healthful workplaces, and to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.
Additionally, many CCSF departments have professional health and safety staff available to assist supervisors and employees with safety matters. If you have a health or safety concern, you should first discuss the issue with your supervisor. If you are not comfortable discussing the issue with your supervisor or this does not resolve the problem, you should contact the occupational safety and health staff for your department. If you are not sure who to contact, call the Department of Public Health Occupational Safety and Health Section at 415-554-2797.
City employees can also report unsafe or unhealthy conditions anonymously by calling 415-557-4999 and leaving a message. Callers should provide as much detail as possible about the concern they are addressing, including the department and location. While this line is not answered in person, the messages are retrieved and reviewed daily.
The Department of Human Resources IIPP can be accessed here: Department of Human Resources' Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Questions about DHR's IIPP should be directed to DHR’s Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator Michael Cerles, at Michael.Cerles@sfgov.org.
In addition to using the anonymous reporting line, DHR employees can drop a written description of any safety concern in the mailbox located in DHR’s official mail area. The description of the issue should be as complete as possible. This mailbox is checked, and the messages are retrieved and reviewed daily.