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									Health & Safety
Orientation
Leigh Elementary School
         2007-2008
Supervisors:
   Principal
    Laurie Birnie
General Duties of Employers

   Ensure the health and safety of all workers at a
    work place.
   Comply with Workers’ Compensation Act.
   Remedy any hazardous conditions at the work
    place
   Ensure workers are made aware of all known or
    reasonably foreseeable health and safety
    hazards to which they are likely to be exposed.
Employer’s Responsibility
             A copy of the Workers’
              Compensation Act with
              respect to Occupational
              Health and Safety is
              available upon request by
              any worker in the work
              place. Please ask at the
              office.
General Duties of Workers
   Comply with part 3 of the Workers’ Compensation Act.
   Take reasonable care to protect the worker’s health and
    safety and the health and safety of others who may be
    affected by the worker’s acts or omissions at work.
   Carry out his/her work in accordance with established
    safe work procedures as required by the Act.
   Report to the supervisor (or employer) any contravention
    of the Act of which the worker is aware. This would
    include the absence of or defect in any protective
    equipment, device or clothing, or the existence of any
    other hazard that the worker considers is likely to
    endanger the worker or any other person.
General Duties of Supervisors

            Ensure the health and safety of
             all workers under their direct
             supervision.
            Comply with Part 3 of the
             Workers’ Compensation Act.
            Ensure that workers are made
             aware of all known or
             reasonably foreseeable health
             or safety hazards in the area
             where they work.
Right to Refuse Unsafe Work
  Ifa worker has reasonable cause to believe
   that any work process would create an undue
   hazard to the health and safety of any person,
   that person must not carry out or cause to be
   carried out that work process
  This situation must immediately be reported to
   his or her supervisor who in turn must
   immediately investigate the matter
Safety Rules
   Workers must use ladders or            Workers must wear
    approved footstools to reach            appropriate footwear,
    above their height. Desks and           preferably with non-slip soles.
    chairs must not be used to             When safe work procedures
    climb upon.                             have been established for a
   When lifting, a worker must lift        job, workers must employ
    with the knees and not with the         those practices when
    back. If the object is too heavy        completing that task.
    to be lifted in this manner, then      Workers must use personal
    the worker must seek help for           protective equipment where
    a two person lift.                      required.
Safety Rules Continued
   Moving equipment (such as a TV
    trolley or a piano) requires 2
    people, one of whom must be an
    adult. Hands must be placed on
    top of the object to avoid hurting
    fingers on door frames.
   Floor spills must be cleaned
    immediately and wet patches
    clearly indicated.
Safety Rules Continued
 Workers must wear medical gloves when
  dealing with body fluids. In some cases,
  protective eyewear may be required.
 Workers must not pick up used needles or
  condoms anywhere on the property.
  Please alert our caretakers who have the
  appropriate equipment and training to deal
  with these situations.
Dealing with Known Hazards
          In general, the top two types of accidents
           that occur in schools are over exertion,
           and falls on the same level.
          These accidents can be avoided by:
              Using ladders.
              Lifting manageable weights in the appropriate
               manner.
              Wearing proper footwear (Seasonal)
              Paying attention to your safety.
Safe Work Procedures for
Teachers
   Work procedures exist for
    Home Arts, Tech Ed and
    Science teachers. TOCs
    must not use any
    equipment or chemicals
    until they have received
    appropriate safety
    training in that specific
    area.
Safe Work Procedures for Custodians

   It is general practice that all custodians have a
    BSW certificate which indicates that they have
    been trained in safe work practices.
   Each cleaning cart has an MSDS Fetch sheet
    attached for their referral.
   Custodians must follow the procedures as laid
    out in the custodial handbook.
   A copy of this handbook is located in the medical
    room adjacent to the office.
Safe Work Procedures for SEAs
   It is general practice that all SEAs have
    specialized training for working with students
    with special needs, including, but not limited to,
    procedures for safely lifting, toileting, and
    feeding students.
   If a worker is asked to perform a procedure for
    which they have not been trained, they are to
    contact a supervisor, prior to performing the
    task.
Working Alone or in Isolation
   Workers who find
    themselves working
    alone or in isolation are
    expected to contact the
    supervisor to inform
    them, and to advise the
    supervisor when they
    leave the building.

                                Elvis has left the building
Risk of Violence
   If a worker is expected to work with a student who has a
    history of violence, that worker will be informed by either
    the administration or the safety trainer prior to working
    with the child.
   Students who have a history of violence will have an
    Emergency Management Plan which outlines strategies
    and procedures for reducing the risk and/or impact of
    violence. All workers must be familiar with this plan
    before they work with the student.
   Violent incidents must be reported to the supervisors
    immediately. The appropriate paper work must be
    completed before leaving the site on that day.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)



    The majority of jobs in the school do not
     require the use of PPE.
    Where special procedures exist, such as in
     Science, Tech. Ed and Home Arts, the use of
     PPE is required where applicable.
    Please remember that workers may not
     proceed with these procedures unless they
     have received the special training.
First Aid
 The attendant at our school is Catherine
  Hodges. She can be located in Classroom
  210 on the second floor, east side of the
  building.
 In an emergency situation ask another
  worker (or reliable student) to contact the
  office to page the attendant.
First Aid Equipment
   There are first Aid supplies located in the office,
    and with the first aid attendant.
   Eye wash facilities are located in the medical
    room. Teachers involved with chemicals must
    use the portable eye wash apparatus located
    with the science supplies.
   Please remember that workers may not use
    dangerous chemicals or substances unless they
    have received special training.
Reporting an Incident
   Employees are required to report all work related injuries
    immediately to the school / worksite First Aid Attendant and his/her
    immediate supervisor/administrator (Workers’ Compensation Act
    Part 5, Division 53(1)). The First Aid Attendant will provide
    treatment and ensure accurate documentation of the injury.
   Employees reporting work related injuries who are referred by the
    First Aid Attendant to medical aid and/or choose to seek medical aid
    MUST complete an Employee Incident/Accident report prior to
    leaving the site.
   The First Aid Attendant will complete the first aid portion of the
    Incident/Accident Report and submit this to the Principal/Supervisor
    who will initiate the investigation and provide recommendations.
   Upon completion, this form is faxed to Health & Safety for
    submission to WorkSafeBC.
Emergency Procedures
   Emergency procedures are established every
    September and are communicated to the
    staff. Copies of the plan are kept by each
    classroom teacher (web, office, etc?), and in
    the orange emergency bags located in every
    classroom.
   Emergency exit maps can be found posted in
    every classroom by one of the exit doors.
    The location of fire extinguishers is also
    shown. Workers new to the school must
    familiarize themselves with these maps prior
    to the beginning of the school day.
Hazardous Materials

   As a general rule, hazardous materials are not
    permitted in schools.
   Custodians may use specific cleaners or
    compounds and these are labeled. Our
    custodians are trained to use these products.
    Other workers may not handle, use, store or
    dispose of labeled substances without proper
    training.
   SD 43 is a scent free district and workers are
    requested not to wear any scented products.
WHMIS / MSDS Fetch

   Workplace Hazardous Materials Information
    System (WHMIS) information is available on the
    District MY43 Health and Safety website. Every
    worker must review the WHMIS orientation and
    submit a completed survey/quiz prior to working
    with or in proximity to any chemicals in a school /
    site.
   Binders for WHMIS and MSDS Fetch are also
    available in the state where the binder is kept
Occupational Health & Safety Committee

 The committee members include
  Catherine Hodges (CTA), Linda Sisson
  (CUPE) and Laurie Birnie(CPVPA).
 If you have health and safety concerns,
  please report them to one of these
  committee members.
Have a Safe and Healthy Day!

								
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