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Health & Safety Regulations –How Do They Impact Schools?An overview of health and safetyregulations, guidelines and practices thathelp to protect school building occupants.December 8, 2010
Health & Safety Regulations Affecting School Districts 1 Regulations 20. Lead in Paint 2 21. Lead (Renovator) 22. Lockout-Tagout1. Air Quality - Indoor 23. Medical Waste – Regulated2. Americans with Disabilities Act 24. Occupational Illness & Injury3. Asbestos 25. Personal Protective Equipment4. Automated External Defibrillators 26. Pesticide Application(AEDs) 27. Pesticide Application (Notification)5. Bloodborne Pathogens (Exposure) 28. Pesticide Application (Athletic Fields6. Bloodborne Pathogens (Vaccination) & Playgrounds)7. Bulk Storage Tanks 29. Playground Safety8. Confined Spaces – Permit Required 30. Respiratory Protection9. Drug and Alcohol Testing 31. School Building Safety (RESCUE )10. Electrically Operated Partitions 32. School Safety and Violence Prevention11. Emergency Planning (SAVE Act)12. Emergency Planning – Bomb Threats 33. Science Laboratories13. Employee Right-To-Know 34. Security Guard Act14. Fall Protection 35. Tobacco Use15. Fire Safety 36. Water Quality – Drinking16. Fire Safety – Fire Drills 37. Workplace Safety and Loss17. Green Cleaning Prevention Program18. Hazardous Waste19. Hearing Conservation September 2010 Volume 12 Nassau BOCES Health & Safety Training and Information Service September 2010 – Volume 12
Agenda• Safety Teams• Emergency Preparedness• Green Cleaning• Indoor Air Quality• Right-To-Know (HAZCOM)• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)• Bloodborne Pathogens & (MRSA)• Pesticide Application/Notification
Safety Teams• RESCUE – Cross-section of school community – Assist in investigation and disposition of health and safety related complaints• SAVE – Specific representation – District-wide & Building-level
Emergency Preparedness• Emergency Plans• Exercising Emergency Plans• Incident Command & NIMS• Evacuation & Sheltering• Working with Local Authorities• Building Security - Audits
Green Cleaning• History• Defining Green Products• Office of General Services (OGS)• Current OGS Guidelines• Existing Products• Does it do the Job?
Indoor Air Quality• EPA Tools for Schools• Complaints• Investigation• Testing• Consultants• Response
Right-To-Know (HAZCOM)• Chemical Safety• Information requests• MSDS• Written Plan• Training
Personal Protective Equipment• Hazard Assessment• PPE selection and maintenance• Training• Documentation