• Workplace Safety Committee

     

    Each location in the District is represented on the Committee.  The Safety Committee meets once a month at the Education Center.  The purpose of the Committee is to bring workers and members together to achieve and maintain a safe and healthy workplace. 

     

    The Committee is responsible for safety inspections at all locations with follow up inspections on violations, detect hazards, analyze and solve safety related problems and help manage workplace safety.

     

    Annually members are re-certified.  The members attend yearly safety training with members of Brokerage Professionals, Inc.

     

    The Goals of the Committee are to find common procedures that can be followed by all staff, in all departments, to prevent most accidents and keep all staff and students safe, inspect buildings followed by a second inspection to ensure all violations are corrected, work to be one step ahead of the challenges we face today, Superintendents and Principals work with local and state authorities on emergency procedures so that buildings are safe for all staff, visitors and students.  Fire drills, evacuation and lockdown drills are performed so staff and students become familiar with procedures, the Committee members work with building incident management teams and the committee work with law enforcement to develop uniform procedures that can be followed across the district.

     

     

     

     

    Foot Protection

     

     

    General Foot Safety Rules For All Employees:

     

    ·      Wear sturdy shoes with nonskid soles. 

    ·      Don’t wear sandals, sneakers, flip-flops or open toed shoes

    ·      Get a good fit

     

     

    Wear approved safety shoes or boots to protect feet and toes from:

     

    ·      Falling objects

    ·      Punctures

    ·      Rolling objects

    ·      Stubbing or banging

    ·      Chemical and corrosive contact

    ·      Electrical shock and burns

    ·      Slips and falls

     

     

    Select footwear to protect against specific job hazards:

     

    ·      Steel or composite toes to resist impact

    ·      Metatarsal guards to resist impact above toes

    ·      Reinforced flexible metal soles to protect against punctures

    ·      Metal-free boots or shoes with nonconductive soles for electrical hazards

    ·      Rubber shoes or boots with rubber, synthetic or wooden soles for wet surfaces

    ·      Removable gaiters without laces or eyelet in areas with welding sparks or hot metal splashes

    ·      Rubber or neoprene boots in areas with potential chemical or corrosive splashes

     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Hydration

    Drinking Fluids is Absolutely Essential

    • 11-16 cups of total fluids for adults
    • 9-14 cups of total fluids for children
    • Drink 30 minutes before outside activities and every 20 minutes after
    • Eat fruit and vegetables with high water content – watermelon, strawberries, broccoli, cucumber
    • Freeze berries into ice cubes or infuse water with fresh fruit, herbs or vegetables

    Signs of Dehydration

    Fatigue Sets In

    Sudden Lightheadedness

    Heart Rate Increases

    Muscles Cramp

    Skin Loses Elasticity

    You’re Parched

     

    Treatment

    • Try sipping water or sucking on ice cubes
    • Try drinking water or sports drinks that contain electrolytes
    • Do not take salt tablets
    • For severe dehydration you will need to receive fluids through IV