Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS)

Cal State LA currently uses Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) to maintain laboratory compliance on our campus. Below are some additional resources for using RSS. If you have any questions or concerns, please email the Chemical Hygiene Officer.

Logging into RSS

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Logging Into RSS

All laboratory personnel have access to RSS and can view their profile in RSS, however, if a person is not associated or added to a group then they cannot visibly see anything. In order to add people to a group, they must log in at least once so that RSS software can capture them. This should happen in an instant, as soon as someone logs in group owners should be able to add them to the group. Group members must acknowledge the hazard assessment for the lab location for the group in order for the hazard assessment to be valid and compliant.


You must log in using your CalStateLA email and password.


Tips Before Logging into RSS

Updating Software

RSS works best when running on the most updated software. If you are using a mobile device, ensure your mobile application is updated before use. 

When Creating a Hazard Assessment, Groups, and Sublocations

When creating either a hazard assessment, group, or sublocation on RSS is best to use the desktop version as the mobile application does not allow for much flexibility.  

When Adding Group Members

When a person is added to a group there are several actions that are required. Group owners are usually Principal Investigators (PIs) or responsible person(s) who oversee the activities of a lab and are responsible for adding all lab personnel to their group and completing a hazard assessment. If you are a lab member but not the owner you must 'Acknowledge' the Hazard Assessment for the group and associated laboratory space. 

Finding Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

RSS Chemical platform creates a cloud-based system that automatically connects each chemical in your inventory to the corresponding SDS. If for some reason you need to search for an SDS of another chemical, please use the "Search for SDS" link below. As a reminder, all laboratory areas should have access to the SDS for all the chemicals in the chemical inventory. Chemical inventories should be reconciled and updated whenever a new hazard is present or when new chemicals are added to the inventory to ensure all the information present is current.

Video Tutorials for RSS

RSS Chemicals Overview

RSS Assessment Overview


RSS Help Guidelines

The information presented below is to help guide Principal Investigators (PIs) and responsible parties to use and become familiar with using RSS. Additional training is provided by the RSS  Academy Trainings, where you can sign up for specific training to help guide you through the different programs used in RSS. In addition, you will be training with an  RSS specialist that can help address any issues and provide step-by-step guidance.