SAFETY PROGRAM REGULATION
If the Board of Education authorizes a district Safety Committee, it shall be comprised of the following representatives:
1. a volunteer fireperson/law enforcement officer. Due to their training,
they will be aware of fire hazards and have a primary interest in
2. an industrial arts teacher. Safety in these classes is important
because of the hazards involved in manual arts;
3. a physical education instructor because of the potential for serious
injuries in this area. These instructors have health and first aid
4. a Science Department instructor, because of the potential inherent
dangers in that curriculum;
5. custodians and janitorial staff. They have the advantage of seeing
most of the physical plant on a regular basis. They also have the
knowledge, skills and responsibility to recognize and correct
6. the school nurses. They have first hand knowledge of incidents and
accidents occurring at their schools;
7. the Director of Transportation. He/She is constantly aware of all
situations involving all areas of transportation;
8. a member of the Student Body; and
9. each Building Principal. Their overall expertise will provide the
necessary liaison for the entire safety network.
In addition, each employee organization recognized or certified as bargaining agent for any district employees under the Taylor Law may designate such an employee to serve on an unpaid, ex officio basis, with the Safety Committee.
The Superintendent’s Designee shall be the Coordinator of the Safety Committee. He/She shall be responsible for the management of the entire safety program of the district.
The major functions of the position shall include:
1. the chairing of the Safety Committee;
2. the review and revision of the district's safety policy;
3. the selection of district employees and student to serve on the
4. the establishment of the agenda of the Safety Committee;
5. the review of all accidents/incidents of loss;
6. the review of safety engineering recommendations of insurers;
7. the development of plans for safety (e.g. major loss plans); and
8. the assumption of overall responsibility for safety in operations.
The Coordinator of the Safety Committee is to receive all complaints and accompany all state inspectors under the State Occupational Safety and Health Act, fire inspections under the Education Law and similar requirements.
Adoption date: January 1, 1993
Reviewed on: September 29, 2003