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8431 Policy_Preparedness for Toxic Hazards

The Board of Education is concerned for the safety of the students and staff members and will attempt to comply
with all Federal and State statutes and regulations to protect them from hazards that may result from industrial
accidents beyond the control of school officials.
 
Toxic Hazards
 
These hazards exist in chemicals, pesticides, and other substances used in the school setting such as in
laboratories, science classrooms, kitchens, and in the cleaning of rooms and equipment.
 
The Board will appoint an employee to serve as Toxic Hazard Preparedness (THP) Officer. The THP Officer will:
 
    A. Identify potential sources of toxic hazard in cooperation with material suppliers who shall supply the THP
        Officer with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's);
 
    B. Ensure that all incoming materials, including portable containers, are properly labeled with the identity of the
        chemical, the hazard warning, and the name and address of the manufacturer or responsible party;
 
    C. Maintain a current file of MSDS for all hazardous materials present on District property;
 
    D. Design and implement a written communication program which:
 
        1. Lists hazardous materials present on District property;
 
        2. Details the methods used to inform staff and students of the hazards;
 
        3. Describes the methods used to inform contractors and their employees of any hazardous substances to
            which they may be exposed and of any corrective measures to be employed;
 
    E. Conduct a training program for all District employees on such topics as detection of hazards, explanation of
        the health hazards to which they could be exposed in their work environment, and the District's plan for
        communication, labeling, etc.;
 
    F. Ensure that any staff member who applies pesticides on District property provides notification each year,
        prior to any application, to all and staff members 1.) that a pesticide is to be applied, 2.) the type of pesticide
        and its potential side effects, 3.) the location of the application, and 4.) the date of the application.
 
In fulfilling these responsibilities, the THP Officer may enlist the aid of county and municipal authorities and, if
possible, the owners or operators of identified potential sources of toxic hazard.
 
The Board may, in its discretion, appoint and charge an ad hoc committee of community representatives to assist
the THP Officer.
 
Nothing in this policy should be construed in any way as an assumption of liability by the Board for any death,
injury, or illness that is the consequence of an accident or equipment failure or negligent or deliberate act beyond
the control of the Board or its officers and employees.
 
The District will comply with any lead-screening requirements promulgated by the Department of Health and Social
Services.
 
101.58 et seq, 254.162, 254.20, Wis. Stats.
15 U.S.C. 2601
20 U.S.C. 4022
20 U.S.C. 4014
20 U.S.C. 4011
20 U.S.C. 4011 et seq.
 
Approved/Adopted:  July 13, 2009
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Shari Weinstock,
Aug 9, 2011, 1:08 PM