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V. Hazard Identification and Control

1. A regular schedule should be established for inspection of all facilities, machinery, and equipment. CCR Title 8, Section 3203 (4)

a. Records should be kept of all inspections for at least one year.

b. There should be a system for correcting hazards in a timely manner.

c. There should be a system for isolating immediate hazards.

d. There should be a system for communicating hazards to employees.

2. A job hazard analysis should be conducted on all jobs that require higher physical demand or have higher risk, i.e., bus drivers, maintenance tasks, food service, security, vehicle maintenance, special education employees, etc.

3. Occupational health hazards (noise, air contaminants, bloodborne pathogens) should be assessed and identified and procedures should be in place for exposure control. CCR Title 8, Section 3203 (4)

4. The district should have a management plan for asbestos on site that is in compliance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). 40 CFR Part 763

5. The district should recognize that any school built before 1992 probably contains lead paint and therefore should treat all painted surfaces accordingly. DHS “Lead Hazards in California Public Elementary Schools and Child Care Facilities”

6. Hazardous materials should be identified and a material safety data sheet should be on file for every product. Products should be evaluated for physical and health hazards to determine that the least hazardous product is used. CCR Title 8, Section 5194 (h)

a. Employees should be notified at least annually of the availability of the material safety data sheets.

7. All primary and secondary containers of substances (cleaners, chemicals, etc.) should be properly labeled to identify contents, including the product name and hazard warning. CCR Title 8, Section 5194 (f)

8. Personal protective equipment should be supplied by the district that is appropriate for the task; the use of such equipment should be enforced.

Our Philosophy – “Schools Helping Schools”

Our Goal is to provide the best coverage and service to our members while keeping costs affordable and stable.

SISC is a Joint Powers Authority administered by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office, Mary C. Barlow, Superintendent


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