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4019 - Safety Committee


Safety Committee


The school district is committed to providing and maintaining a safe work environment, and to taking reasonable precautions for the safety of the students, employees, visitors, and all others having business with this school district.  Every district employee should show concern for the safety of fellow employees, students, and members of the public.  The district shall have a safety committee as required by Nebraska law.  A maintenance custodian, a teacher, and superintendent or designee shall be members of the committee.


The committee shall meet at least once per semester or more frequently in the event of an employee complaint or of a job-related injury or death.  The committee shall adopt and maintain a written injury prevention program.  The committee shall participate in the development of safety training, and the establishment of safety rules, policies and procedures pursuant to this policy.  Training for employees shall be conducted annually. 


The safety committee shall maintain minutes of all meetings for at least three years, or longer if directed by the Department of Labor.


The superintendent or designee shall assure that the safety training for employees is reviewed annually.  He or she shall provide the following, as set forth in the initial written Employer’s Injury Prevention Plan:


1.         Initial safety orientation on rules, policies, and job specific procedures for new employees or employees who are assuming new and different duties within the school district. 

2.         Specific training for employees before they perform potentially hazardous work.

            3.         Periodic refresher training and dissemination of information on an annual basis, or more frequently if so designated, for employees regarding the injury prevention plan and safety rules, policies, and procedures. 


In the event of a death in the workplace, the safety committee shall forward to the Department of Labor within 15 working days a copy of any review of the matter made by the safety committee.


The superintendent or designee shall establish record-keeping procedures to control and maintain all accident and injury records pertaining to accidents and injuries within the district.  Such records shall be kept for at least three years, or longer if so advised by the Department of Labor. 


Adopted on:              6/14/2005


Revised on:               1/11/2010


Reviewed on:           _________

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