Vista USD | BP 4157 Personnel
The Board of Education is committed to maximizing employee safety and believes that safety is every employee's responsibility. Working conditions and equipment shall be maintained in compliance with standards prescribed by federal, state and local laws and regulations.
No employee shall be required or permitted to be in any place of employment which is unsafe or unhealthful. (Labor Code 6402)
The Board expects all employees to use safe work practices and to correct any unsafe conditions which may occur. If an employee is unable to correct an unsafe condition, he/she shall immediately report the problem to the Superintendent or designee.
The Superintendent or designee shall promote safety and correct any unsafe work practice through education, training and enforcement.
The Superintendent or designee shall establish and implement a written injury and illness prevention program in accordance with law. (Labor Code 6401.7)
The Board shall ensure that the Superintendent or designee provides eye protective devices as specified in law and administrative regulation.
No employee shall be discharged or discriminated against for making complaints, instituting proceedings or testifying with regard to employee safety or health, or for participating in any occupational health and safety committee established pursuant to Labor Code 6401.7. (Labor Code 6310)
(cf. 3514 - Environmental Safety)
(cf. 3514.1 - Hazardous Substances)
(cf. 4157.2/4257.2/4357.2 - Ergonomics)
44984 Required rules for industrial accident and illness leave of absence
3543.2 Scope of bargaining
6305 Occupational safety and health standards; special order
6310 Retaliation for filing complaint prohibited
6401.7 Injury and illness prevention program
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8
3203 Injury and illness prevention program
3400 Medical services and first aid
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 29
1910.95 Noise standards
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS PUBLICATIONS
Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program, rev. August 2005
California Department of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health: http://www.dir.ca.gov/occupational_safety.html
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
National Hearing Conservation Association: http://www.hearingconservation.org
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh
U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov
Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: December 9, 2010 Vista, California