It is the District’s objective to provide a safe and healthy educational and work environment through the prevention of occupational injuries and illness. While the initial goal of the District’s Safety and Health Program is to reduce injuries and illnesses to a minimum, the ultimate goal isZERO accidents and injuries.
The District’s Health and Safety Program includes:
1.The establishment of a District Health and Safety Committee to oversee Health and Safety activities.
2.A program of safety and health inspections to access and remediate unsafe working conditions or practices, to control health hazards, and to comply fully with the safety and health standards for every job.
3. Training for all employees in proper safety and health practices, as appropriate to their work.
4.The provision of required personal protective equipment and instructions for its use and care.
5. The provision of mechanical and physical safeguards as required.
6. The development and enforcement of health and safety rules, with the requirement that all employees cooperate with these rules as a condition of employment.
7. The prompt and thorough investigation of every accident to determine the cause and correct the problem so that it can be avoided in the future.