5681

Adoption Date: 8/22/1989, Revised: 7/19/1994; 6/20/00; 12/04/12
5000 - NON-INSTRUCTIONAL/BUSINESS OPERATIONS

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL OPERATIONS
5681 REPORTING OF HAZARDS

The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to provide an environment which is reasonably secure from known hazards. The Board therefore directs the Superintendent of Schools and all professional and support staff members to comply with occupational safety and health regulations, including the Hazard Communication Standard and "Right-to-Know" legislation.

The Superintendent/designee shall maintain a current record of the social security numbers of every employee who handles toxic substances.

The Superintendent will direct appropriate personnel to develop and oversee a written hazard communication program. Such program will include the following:

  1. a)The acquisition, maintenance and review of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) for all known hazardous materials on District property;
  2. b)The compilation of a hazardous materials inventory;
  3. c)Employee training in hazardous materials management and protection; and
  4. d)The recording of all incidents involving exposure to known hazardous materials.

The District will comply with the requirements for the visual notification of pesticide spraying as set forth in the Environmental Conservation Law and Education Law Section 409-k.

It is the responsibility of the entire school community to report any unsafe building or equipment conditions to the main office as soon as possible. In addition, designated administrators will provide notice of hazardous materials within 72 hours of an employee request.

If students observe other students acting in an unsafe manner, this behavior should be reported to the nearest staff member.

Policy References:
New York State Labor Law Sections 27-a and 879

12 New York Code of Rules and Regulations
(NYCRR) Part 820 Article 28

Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA)

29 Code of Federal Regulations

(CFR) 1910.1200


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