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About Us

Meet the Environmental Health & Safety Team… 

Michael DeSalvio, EHS Director
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology with minor in Chemistry
  • Master's degree in Applied Biotechnology
  • Certified as Registered Biosafety Professional
  • 11 years in EH&S and 15 years in the CSU system

Email: michael.desalvio@csusb.edu 
Office Phone: (909) 537-5179

Teresa DiFrenza, EHS Manager
  • Master's degree in Industrial Management
  • Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM)

Email: teresa.difrenza@csusb.edu
Office Phone: (909) 537-7538

Kathy Pierson, EHS Specialist
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology
  • 19 years in EH&S

Email: kpierson@csusb.edu   
Office Phone: (909) 537-3091   
Mobile Phone: (909) 208-2258

Benjamin Virzi, EHS Specialist
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with Biochemistry option
  • 9 years in EH&S

Email: bvirzi@csusb.edu 
Office Phone: (909) 537-7635 
Mobile Phone: (909) 269-2778

Patricia Aguilar, Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Over 7 years with CSUSB EHS Dept

Email: paguilar@csusb.edu
Office Phone:  (909) 537-314

 

What We Do...

Service  

Team Member  

Contact Info  

Accident Investigation  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Asbestos and Lead  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Biohazardous Waste Disposal  

Kathy Pierson  

kpierson@csusb.edu  

Biosafety  

Kathy Pierson  

kpierson@csusb.edu  

Chemical Safety  

Chemical Hygiene Officer

ehs@csusb.edu

Environmental Compliance 

Kathy Pierson  

kpierson@csusb.edu  

Ergonomics  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Food Safety 

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Hazardous Waste Disposal  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Hearing Protection  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Heat Illness Protection  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Indoor Air Quality  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Laboratory Safety & Compliance  

Chemical Hygiene Officer

ehs@csusb.edu

Laser Safety  

Kathy Pierson  

kpierson@csusb.edu  

Radiation Safety  

Kathy Pierson  

kpierson@csusb.edu  

Respiratory Protection  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

Universal Waste Disposal  

Benjamin Virzi  

bvirzi@csusb.edu  

If you're not sure who to contact, or for questions or general inquiries please contact us at ehs@csusb.edu or call our main line at 909-537-5179 

Services Provided by Other Departments...

Service 

Department  

Contact Info 

Workers Compensation Claims 

Risk Management 

Risk Management
Phone: (909) 537-3937                    Email:  riskmanagement@csusb.edu 

AC/Heating unit repair 

Facilities Planning & Management  

Facilities Service Center
Phone:  (909) 537-5175
Hours:  7:30am - 5pm

Wildlife or Pest Control 

Facilities Planning & Management 

Facilities Service Center
Phone:  (909) 537-5175
Hours:  7:30am - 5pm

Emergency Preparedness 

Office of Emergency Management & Business Continuity 

April Wing 
Manager
Phone: (909) 537-7477
Email: april.wing@csusb.edu

Suspicious person or activity on campus 

University Police 

Police Dispatch 
(TDD available) 
(909) 537-5165

Campus Emergency Hotline 
(909) 537-5999

University Police 
(Non-emergency) 
(909) 537-7777

Tagging Property 

Property Management 

Property Management  Email: property@csusb.edu                      Phone: 909.537.5147