Policy GBE

Code: GBE
Adopted: 2/19/90
Readopted: 1/20/03
Orig. Code(s): GBE

Staff Health and Safety

The Board directs the superintendent to take all necessary and appropriate means to provide for the health and safety of all employees while engaged in the performance of their duties.

The superintendent will develop the district plan for dealing with any hazardous chemicals in the workplace. Such plan will include the proper labeling, storage and disposal of all such materials.

The superintendent will develop districtwide training activities to deal with the use of hazardous chemicals. Training will include the identification, use, storage and disposal techniques needed to ensure the safety of staff and students.

In meeting the requirements of the law, all employees will be trained to recognize and respond appropriately to the presence of any hazardous chemical. All personnel who during the performance of their duties or in any emergency may be exposed to hazardous chemicals will be so informed and will be trained to deal appropriately with these chemicals.

The superintendent will provide to all staff members the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) which must accompany any hazardous substance used in the school setting.


Legal Reference(s):

ORS 243.650                                                         OAR 437-002-0140                                       OAR 437-002-0377
ORS 329.095                                                         OAR 437-002-0144                                       OAR 437-002-0390
ORS 453.001 - 453.275                                       OAR 437-002-0145                                       OAR 437-002-0391
                                                                                             OAR 437-002-0180 to -0182                       OAR 581-022-1420
OAR 437-001-0760                                               OAR 437-002-0360
OAR 437-002-0020 to -0075                                OAR 437-002-0368