6511 Policy – Staff Safety

Bellingham Public Schools recognizes that safety and health standards should be incorporated into all aspects of the operation of the district. Rules for safety and prevention of accidents will be posted in compliance with OSHA and WISHA requirements. All hazardous chemicals will be identified and properly labeled. Staff members will be trained in the use of these chemicals specific to their respective jobs. Proper records will be maintained to verify that all of the preventive and safety measures are in place. Injuries and accidents will be reported to the district office.
The district will have at least one staff member at each school and work site in the district who holds a valid certificate of first aid training or equivalent training provided by a district nurse. Each school and work site will have first aid supplies readily accessible.
The superintendent will develop necessary safety and health standards to comply with Department of Labor requirements.

Approved By: Greg Baker, Superintendent of Schools
Adopted/Previous Revisions: 01/15/98
Updated: 07/20/16
Superintendent or Board Approved: Superintendent Approved
Cross References: Content

6512 – Infection Control Program
Occupational Safety and Accident Prevention Program Manual

Legal References: Content

Chapter 49.17 RCW Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act
WAC 296-24 General Safety and Health Standards