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Policy No. 6511
Management Support


The board of directors recognizes that safety and health standards should be incorporated into all aspects of the operation of the district. Rules for safety and prevention of accidents shall be posted in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) requirements. All hazardous chemicals will be identified and properly labeled. Staff members will be trained in the use of these chemicals specific to their respective jobs. Proper records will be maintained to verify that all of the preventive and safety measures are in place. Injuries and accidents shall be reported to the district's risk management office.

The district shall have at least one staff member at each school and work site in the district who holds a valid certificate of first aid training from the state of Washington, Department of Labor and Industries, U.S. Bureau of Mines or the American Red Cross or equivalent training provided by the district nurses. Each school and work site shall have first aid supplies readily accessible.

The superintendent or designee will develop necessary safety and health standards and procedures to comply with Department of Labor requirements.

Cross Reference:
Board Policy 6510 Safety

Legal References:
WAC 296-24-020 Management’s responsibility
WAC 296-24-040 Accident prevention program
WAC 296-24-045 Safety and health committee plan
WAC 296-24-055 Safety bulletin board
WAC 296-24-060 First aid training and certification
WAC 296-24-065 First aid kit
WAC 296-24-067 First aid station
WAC 296-24-073 Safe place standards
WAC 296-62-054 Hazard communication standard

Adoption Date: 03/14/02

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