Regulations Manual

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Administrative Regulations Manual & Procedures

Under Policy Governance®, within the directives and limitation listed in the Board Governance Policies, the Board delegates the development and implementation of Administrative Regulations and procedures to the Superintendent and staff, except in regard to issues for which they are mandated by law to take direct action. A comprehensive review and revision of all District policies and procedures was completed between August and December 2015, and the conversion to an Administrative Regulations Manual was completed on February 1, 2016.

Regulations establish legal records and standards of conduct for the school district. Regulations can provide a bridge between the School Board's philosophy and goals and the everyday administration of programs.

The Issaquah School District is continually updating Regulations and procedures to keep current with state laws and regulations as well as best practices. Regulations or procedures on this website may be in transition or in process of being revised.

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Staff Safety and Hazard Communication - 6511P

Code: 6511P

Adopted: 12/10/1996

Last Revised Date: 10/29/2012

The supervisor of each school and/or work site in the District is responsible for:

A. General Safety

  1. Maintaining a log and summary of all recordable occupational injuries and illnesses occurring at the work (A recordable occupational injury or illness is any injury or illness which results in an occupational fatality, lost work days, need for transfer to a new job, or medical treatment beyond first aid.)
  2. Providing training programs to improve the skill and competency in the safe use of powered materials handling equipment, use of machine tool operations, use of toxic material, and operation of utility systems prior to assignment to jobs involving such exposures.
  3. Implementing an accident prevention program which describes how to report unsafe conditions, how to use protective equipment, how to respond to emergencies and how to report injuries.
  4. Forming a safety and health committee composed of representative of management and employees, which shall review safety and health inspections to assist in correction of identified unsafe conditions or practices and to evaluate accident investigations and recommend improvements where (Minutes of the committee shall be recorded and shall be retained for one year.)
  5. Maintaining a safety bulletin board sufficient in size to post and display safety bulletins, newsletters, posters, accident statistics and other safety educational material.
  6. Assuring that a person who holds a valid certificate of first aid training is present or available at all times.
  7. Maintaining a well-marked first aid kit, or first aid station if the work site has more than fifty employees.
  8. Furnishing a work place free of safety hazards and containing such safety devices and safeguards as are consistent with Labor and Industries requirements.

B. Worker Right to Know (chemical hazards)

  1. Preparing and maintaining an up-to-date list of hazardous chemicals present at each site.
  2. Labeling of hazardous chemicals at each site.
  3. Photocopying or purchasing any required hazard warnings.
  4. Replacing missing, unreadable, or incorrect labels.
  5. Requiring Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all incoming chemicals.
  6. Maintaining current SDS files and distributing to supervisors.
  7. Maintaining easily accessible SDS files, and making SDS's available to staff members.
  8. Training staff members at time of initial assignment or whenever a new hazard is introduced.
  9. Preparing a training manual which immediate supervisors can use to create training sessions specific to their site.
  10. Maintaining records which show that employees have received training and information.

C. Communication with Contractors

The purchasing office has responsibility for providing contractors the following information for their employees:

  1. Hazardous chemicals under the District’s control to which a contractor’s employees may be exposed while on the job site.
  2. Appropriate protective measure the employees may take to lessen the possibility of exposure.

Before any work is started in the District, the purchasing office will contact each contractor to gather and disseminate any information concerning chemical hazards that the contractor is bringing to the District’s workplace.