Monthly Archives: October 2017

October Safety Meeting Topic – Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

The Monthly Safety Meeting topic for October is Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).  Now is a great time to update your district’s IIPP and remind your employees where the program is located!  Please see the attached handout which lists the eight required elements of the IIPP.

California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 3203, states that every employer shall establish, implement, and maintain an effective IIPP.  A copy of the IIPP must be accessible by all employees at each work site.  A master copy should be available at the district office.  The IIPP must also be reviewed annually and revised as necessary.  Even if you don’t have any changes to your IIPP, it’s important to update the cover sheet with the current school years date.

For more information, please visit the Cal/OSHA website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/dosh_publications/iipp.html.

Each month we will be sending out a 1-2-page Safety Spotlight handout on the upcoming monthly safety meeting topic.  This handout should be shared with your Principals and Directors as a tool for conducting a brief 5-10 minute safety overview with all staff (this can be done during regular department meetings). Please remember to have a sign-in sheet each month for your training records.

Safety Spotlight – IIPP

September Safety Meeting Topic – Reporting Employee Accidents

The Monthly Safety Meeting topic for September is Reporting Employee Accidents.  For FCSIG members, we have attached Tristar’s First Notice Reporting poster.  It’s important that all employees call the Nurse Triage Hotline to report all work-related injuries and illnesses.  For non-FCSIG members, please review your district’s employee accident reporting procedures with all staff.

Attached you’ll also find a sample Supervisors Accident Investigation Report (fillable PDF form).  It’s recommended that a Supervisors Accident Investigation Report form be completed by the employee’s supervisor within 24 hours of the injury or illness.

 CAL/OSHA regulations require that employers must report any Serious Injury/Illness or Fatality to the nearest CAL/OSHA District Office.  A Serious Injury is defined as “any injury or illness occurring in a place of employment or in connection with any employment which requires inpatient hospitalization for a period in excess of 24 hours for other than medical observation or in which an employee suffers a loss of any member of the body or in which an employee suffers any serious degree of permanent disfigurement, but does not include any injury or illness or death caused by the commission of a Penal Code violation, except the violation of Section 385 of the Penal Code, on an accident on a public street or highway.”

Please see the attached handout regarding CAL/OSHA injury reporting procedures.  For more information, please visit the Cal/OSHA website at http://www.dir.ca.gov/title8/342.html.

Each month we will be sending out a 1-2-page Safety Spotlight handout on the upcoming monthly safety meeting topic.  This handout should be shared with your Principals and Directors as a tool for conducting a brief 5-10 minute safety overview with all staff (this can be done during regular department meetings). Please remember to have a sign-in sheet each month for your training records.

Safety Spotlight – Reporting_Employee Accidents

August Safety Meeting Topic – Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)

The Monthly Safety Meeting topic for August is Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) Awareness. Please share the attached Safety Spotlight with employees. Each month we will be sending out a 1-2-page Safety Spotlight handout on the upcoming monthly safety meeting topic. This handout should be shared with your Principals and Directors as a tool for conducting a brief 5-10 minute safety overview with all staff (this can be done during regular department meetings). Please remember to have a sign-in sheet each month for your training records.

The California Code of Regulations requires employers to have a written Exposure Control Plan which is designed to eliminate or minimize employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. If you do not have a written Exposure Control Plan, please contact me for assistance.

For more information on bloodborne pathogens, please visit the Cal/OSHA website at
https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/BloodborneFAQ.html.

Safety Spotlight – BBP