The Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) administrator, the principal/superintendent has the authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this program for Dunham School District.
All managers, supervisors and lead personnel are responsible for implementing and maintaining the IIPP in their work areas and for answering worker questions about the Program. A copy of this IIPP is available in the Dunham School office.
Management is responsible for ensuring that all safety and health policies and procedures are clearly communicated and understood by all employees. Supervisors and lead personnel are expected to enforce the rules fairly and uniformly.
All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, for following all directives, policies and procedures, and for assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.
The following is our system of ensuring that all workers comply with the rules and maintain a safe work environment:
- Informing workers of the provisions of our IIPP
The following is our system of communication, designed to facilitate a continuous flow of two-way (management, supervision and employees) safety and health information in a form that is readily understandable to and between all affected site personnel:
- New worker orientation, including a discussion of site-specific safety and health policies and procedures.
- Annual review of our IIP.
- Workplace-specific safety and health training.
Periodic inspections to identify and evaluate workplace hazards shall be performed by a competent observer. Periodic inspections are performed according to the following schedule:
- When our Injury and Illness Prevention Program was first established
- When new substances, processes, procedures or equipment that present potential new hazards are introduced into our workplace;
- When new, previously unidentified hazards are recognized;
- When occupational injuries and illnesses occur;
- When we hire and/or reassign permanent or intermittent workers to processes, operations, or tasks for which a hazard evaluation has not been previously conducted; and
- Whenever workplace conditions warrant an inspection.
Procedures for investigating workplace accident and hazardous substance exposures include:
- Visiting the scene as soon as possible;
- Interviewing affected workers and witnesses;
- Examining the workplace for factors associated with the accident/exposure/near-accident;
- Determining the causes of the accident/exposure/near-accident;
- Taking corrective action to prevent the accident/exposure/near-accident from reoccurring;
- Recording the findings and corrective actions taken
Unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, practices or procedures at our work facilities shall be corrected in a timely manner based on the severity of the hazards, and according to the following procedures:
- When observed or discovered;
- When an imminent hazard exists which cannot be immediately abated without endangering employee(s) and/or property, we will remove all exposed workers from the area except those necessary to correct the existing condition. Workers necessary to correct the hazardous condition shall be provided with the necessary protection.
TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION
All workers, including management, supervisors, and lead personnel shall have training and instruction on general and job-specific safety and health practices. Training and instruction shall be provided as follows:
- When the IIPP is first established;
- To all new workers;
- To all workers given new job assignments for which training has not previously provided;
- Whenever new substances, processes, procedures or equipment are introduced to the workplace and represent a new hazard;
- Whenever we become aware of a new or previously unrecognized hazard;
- To supervisors to familiarize them with the safety and health hazards to which workers under their immediate direction and control may be exposed; and
- To all workers with respect to hazards specific to each employee’s job assignment.
This training will include (but is no limited to):
- Explanation of our IIPP, emergency action plan and fire prevention plan, and measures for reporting any unsafe conditions, work practices, injuries and when additional instruction is needed.
- Availability of toilet, hand-washing, and drinking water facilities
- Provisions for medical services and first aid, including emergency procedures.
- Proper housekeeping , such as keeping stairways and aisles clear, work areas neat and orderly, and promptly cleaning up spills.
- Prohibiting horseplay, scuffling, or other acts that adversely influence safety.
- Proper storage to prevent: stacking goods in an unstable manner, storing materials and good against doors, exits, fir extinguishing equipment and electrical panels.
Where applicable our training may also include:
- Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders, including proper lifting techniques
- Use of appropriate clothing, including gloves, footwear, and personal protective equipment.
- Information about chemical hazards to which employees could be exposed and other hazard communication program information.