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7430 AdmGuide_Safety in Schools

The desired outcomes of the District's safety program are:
    A. Regularly-scheduled inspections of building and grounds to identify/correct potential hazardous conditions;
    B. Quality tools, implements, machines, and vehicles that meet safety standards in normal usage;
    C. Equipment that is in compliance with State safety standards in all respects;
    D. Regularly-scheduled equipment servicing and maintenance to ensure safe and efficient operation;
    E. Provision of approved protective devices to minimize personal injuries;
    F. Compliant with all applicable local, State and Federal regulations.
The Manager of Buildings and Grounds shall be responsible for compliance with the Federal/State regulations and
for maintaining communication with the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Each principal is to assist by
developing and administering such measures and practices as are necessary to adequately monitor safety
conditions in the school and to prevent accidents.
    A. Hazard Inspection
        A hazard inspection of all areas in which employees work or participate. If a hazard is identified, the Manager
        of Buildings and Grounds shall select the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for the
        employee, communicate the selection to the employee, and ensure the employee wears the PPE after
        receiving the proper instruction.
    B. Fire and Tornado
            1. Fire exits are inspected daily to ensure each is ready for prompt and orderly egress.
            2. Fire extinguishers are inspected annually and tagged when inspected. The Manager of Buildings and
                Grounds shall be notified when fire extinguishers have been discharged and need to be recharged or
            3. The systems for giving fire and tornado alarms are to be checked at least six (6) months to ensure that
                each is functioning properly.
    C. Protective Devices and/or Clothing
            1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's) shall be used by all students, teachers, and visitors when
                participating or observing courses involving the use of hazardous substances.
            2. For purposes of these guidelines hazardous substances are those likely to cause physical injury to the
                eye, face, head, foot, or hand. This includes materials which are flammable, toxic, or corrosive to living
                tissue, irritating, strongly sensitizing, radioactive, or those which generate pressure through heat,
                decomposition, or other means.
            3. Activities requiring protective devices and/or clothing include:
                    a. Working with hot molten metals;
                    b. Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, grinding, or stamping any solid material;
                    c. Heat treating, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or material;
                    d. Gas or electric arc welding;
                    e. Working with hot liquids, solids, or chemicals which are flammable, toxic, corrosive to living
                        tissue, irritating, sensitizing, radioactive, or which generate pressure through heat, decomposition,
                        or other means;
                    f. Other activities identified in the hazard assessment.
            D.  Respirator Safety
                The Manager of Buildings and Grounds shall be responsible for selecting any respirators (including dust
                masks) that may be used by maintenance personnel or as part of an instructional program. S/He will
                also develop and implement a written program on their proper use and maintenance.
                Prior to any use, each staff member and student who may be using a respirator (other than a disabled
                person who uses one for health reasons) must receive training on the proper use and limitations of a
                respirator and on the proper methods for fit-testing, cleaning, and maintenance of the respirator. Upon
                completion of the training, the person is to complete a form.
                No staff member or student is to use any respirator unless a physician has completed a form which
                confirms that the person has no physical condition that would be affected by the use of a respirator.
                This form must be completed annually, reviewed by the supervisor of the staff member or student using
                the respirator, and filed in the staff member's or student's personal file.
                The Manager of Buildings and Grounds shall be responsible for periodic inspections of the area(s) while
                respirators are being used in the area(s) to ensure that only certified respirators are being used and are
                being used and maintained properly.
        E.  Safety Education
                1. Tools and equipment shall be used for instructional purposes only, and the teacher shall be fully
                    responsible for ensuring that each is used safely and is kept in proper working order, including any
                    safety features.
                2. Applicable courses of study shall include instruction in accident and fire prevention and in safety
                3. All personnel who are required to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be properly trained
                    so they can confirm they understand how to wear, use, maintain, and dispose of the PPE. Each
                    employee must complete the appropriate form prior to completion of the training. Such training shall
                    be provided upon employment or at the beginning of the school year prior to the employee being
                    exposed to the hazard.
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
Sharon Weinstock,
Aug 3, 2011, 11:49 AM