School District of Indian River County  Safety Orientation  For New Teachers

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1. School District of Indian River County Safety Orientation For New Teachers

2. Safety – a good habit

3. Safety – Who’s Responsible? Risk Management physical safety, insurance & liability, accidents Health Services Student management/behaviour, Health Assistants, Student Support Specialist Principal Safety Committees & District Safety Team Rep. Teachers and Staff

4. Safety Policy Maintaining a safe and secure learning and work environment is a priority for the School District of Indian River County.  It is our policy that students and staff report all unsafe conditions immediately and not to perform any tasks or activities that might be considered unsafe.  All accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions must be reported immediately to school administrators or supervisors; a report should also be submitted to the office of Risk Management. 

5. Safety Rules Florida School Laws Title XLVIII, Florida Statutes State Requirements For Educational Facilities District Board Rules Local Laws and Fire Code Use of standards and guidelines: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Safety program activities, which include but are not limited to:  Providing safety support and training. Promoting Safety Committee participation Reviewing and updating safety policies and rules Conducting safety and sanitation school and facility inspections. Interfacing with other county, state and federal agencies to assure safe schools. 

6. Safety Programs Emergency Management Plan Hazards – Readiness, Response, Recovery Planning - Assigns Responsibilities Evacuation Procedure and Assembly Areas Code Yellow/Code Red Teacher Responsibility – control & account of students Emergency Phone Numbers

7. Code Yellow/Code Red Chart Must be posted next to room primary exit Code Yellow Turn off Two-Way Radio/Cellular Phones Lock doors, but admit student assigned to that class. If outside, gather students and remain outside until directed to do otherwise. Do not leave the classroom or allow students to leave. Continue instruction. Note late arrivals Create a list of students not in classroom. Call office only in an emergency. Do not make any phone calls. Emergency team member report to designated areas. Code Red Lock Doors, Do not admit students. If outside, gather students and remain outside until directed to do otherwise. Create a list of students not in classroom. Keep students orderly. Turn off lights. Instruct students to get on floor in a sitting or crouching position away form window and doors. Do not make any phone calls Limited radio use is permitted Do not leave classroom or allow student to leave. Emergency team members report to designated area. All other adults who do not have supervisory responsibility for students at the time, proceed with caution to designated area.

8. Evacuation Procedures Teachers will: Bring their class record books when evacuating their classrooms/buildings. Ensure all students are out of the classroom and adjoining bathrooms. Turn off the lights/fans and close the door prior to following their students out of the building. Instruct the first student in line to open exit door(s) until all persons in the class have evacuated (Continue this procedure until the building is clear) Direct the class to proceed to the pre-designed holding area/assembly point. Once there, teachers will make note of students who are not present and maintain order. Remain with their classes until and “all clear” signal is sounded or an administrator gives other instructions

9. Emergency Procedures Airplane Crash If evacuation is required, follow order given over the Intercom. Maintain a safe distance from aircraft (minimum 400 yards of jet aircraft). Bomb Threat If you are the first person to know of a bomb threat, notify the front office immediately. All TWO-WAY RADIO AND CELLULAR COMMUNICATION IS CEASED. Follow evacuation orders given over the Intercom. Chemical Spill A Code Yellow will be announced over the Intercom. If shelter-in-place is required, close all doors and windows. If off campus evacuation is required, follow the evacuation orders given over the Intercom. Fire/Explosion If you are the first person to know of a fire or explosion, activate the nearest fire alarm pull station. Call front office immediately. Evacuate building via predetermined evacuation routes. Do not use water on electrical fires. Do not attempt to fight fires involving explosives. Do not attempt to fight fires involving toxic chemicals or strong oxidizers. If a person is on fire: smother fire by rolling victim on ground (Stop, Drop, & Roll)

10. Emergency Procedures (cont.) Guns/Weapons on Campus If you become aware of a gun or weapon on campus, contact the front office immediately without alerting students or suspects. Use extreme caution and do not confront the suspect. Keep a safe, non-intimidating distance and avoid abrupt movements. If you are threatened with a weapon, follow the suspects directions. Wait for administrative response/police assistance. Kidnapping/Childnapping Any non-custodial adult who takes a child from campus without the permission of the court-ordered parent/guardian may be guilty of a felony. If you are the first person to know/suspect a kidnapping, notify the front office immediately. Sexual Assault/Battery Immediately report any sexual assault/battery to any student, employee, or visitor to the front office. Do not allow the victim to wash, clean up, or use the restroom. Try to comfort the victim and keep the victim calm. Wait for administrative response/police assistance. Stabbing/Shooting If incident is in immediate area, take over – USE EXTREME CAUTION. Notify front office immediately, if possible. Follow Code Red or Code Yellow procedures as announced over the Intercom

11. Emergency Procedures (Cont.) Student Disruption/Demonstration Alert front office and School Resource Officer (SRO) immediately All students should either attend class or move to safe, designated area. Students will be suspended or possibly arrested for noncompliance. Follow Code Yellow or Code Red procedures as announced over the Intercom. Weather-Thunderstorms/Lightning Stay indoors, away from open doors and windows, metal objects, electrical appliances, and plumbing until storm has passed. Keep telephone use to a minimum. Do not handle flammable liquids in open containers. TV sets, computer equipment, and all electrical appliances should be unplugged, if possible. If outside, get to an enclosed building as quickly as possible. Do not seek shelter under isolated trees or close to metal fences, playground equipment, or shelters in exposed areas. Weather-Tornados Evacuate portable classrooms and take shelter in permanent facilities. Close windows and outside doors. Keep doors unlocked. Seek cover where floors and walls meet and take a protective seated position with hands/arms covering the head and face. Move to designated “safe area” if directed via the Intercom.

12. Safety Programs School Access & Security Badges – Teachers, Staff and Visitors Supervision – Playground, hallways, parent p/u and drop off. Accidents Reporting and Investigation Training School Safety Committee District Safety Team District Safety Web Site go to District Departments/Human Resource Home Page

13. Hazardous Materials/Chemicals Janitorial Supplies Science Laboratories Classroom and Art materials Minimum Requirements: Containers closed when not in use. All containers must be labeled with correct identification. Store chemicals not accessible to students Material Safety Data Sheets (M.S.D.S.)

14. Ergonomics Main risk factors, repetitive strain injuries: Repetitive motion Awkward posture Long periods of repetitive activity (duration) Lack of recovery time Forceful movement Vibration Uncomfortable environmental conditions, and Stressful work organization

15. Ergonomics - Lifting GET CLOSE TO THE LOAD Get as close to the load as possible— as if you’re hugging the object. Having the object close to your body put less force on your low back. MAINTAIN YOUR CURVES.  Keep in an upright position while squatting to pick up . TIGHTEN YOUR STOMACH MUSCLES   Tightening the stomach helps support the spine. Don't hold your breath while tightening the muscles. LIFT WITH YOUR LEGS Use your legs, the strongest muscles in your body. PIVOT DON'T TWIST Turn with your feet, not your back. It isn't built for twisting from side to side.   Large or Heavy Loads. If a load is too heavy to lift alone, ask for help. Pick one person to coach the lift — this way you lift and lower at the same time. Overhead Loads. If a load is above your shoulders, use a step stool to elevate yourself until the load is at least chest level— preferably waist height. Pull the object close to your body and then lift. Remember to maintain your curves — use your arms and legs to do the work.

16. Lifting – Do’s

17. Lifting – Don’ts

18. Fire and Safety Equipment

19. Emergency Evacuation Maps

20. Fire Egress

21. Identify Correct Climbing Equipment

22. Ladder Safety – Five Rules Select the right ladder for the job. Inspect ladder before you use it. Setup the ladder with care Climb and descend ladders cautiously. Use safe practices when working on ladder.

23. Electrical Safety

24. Electrical Hazards

25. Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards Common Hazards - Spills on tile floors (esp. Cafeteria) - Frayed or damaged rugs. - Objects left in walkways. - Uneven pavement. Correct problem immediately if possible. Excluded area if not immediately correctible. Notify Principal and Lead Custodian.

26. Slip, Trip and Fall Hazard

27. Slip, Trip and Fall Hazards

28. Classroom Safety

29. Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Exposure Control Plan – minimize potential exposure to bloodborne pathogens (HIV, HBV) Exposure Determination – Health Aides, Custodians, P.E. Coaches, Teachers Universal Blood/Body Fluid Precautions – OSHA Engineering/Work Practices Controls Personal Protective Equipment – gloves, goggles Housekeeping – cleanup, storage and disposal of waste Reporting An Exposure – Supervisor & Risk Mgnt

30. Playground Safety

31. Playground Safety Checklist Daily – to be corrected immediately Remove glass, cans, sticks, pine cones and other debris which can cause injury if child falls. Correct twisted and kinked swing chains to prevent pinched fingers. Inspect and remediate vandalism (graffiti and hypodermic needles). Monthly – equipment damage which may cause immediate and severe injury must not be used. Check all equipment for exposed concrete footers which can cause head injury if child falls. Fill and rake depressions and holes in sand and surfacing material, especially beneath swings and slide exits, to minimize fall distance. Check all equipment for loose or missing hardware, nuts and bolts. Ensure that all guardrails and handrails secure to prevent falls from elevated equipment. Test platforms and steps to ensure material is sturdy and will not collapse with weight. Check swings for cracked, torn or missing seats; remove swing to prevent use until repair. Check wooden equipment for rotting, cracking and splintering. Inspect for standing water or excessive moisture to minimize mosquito breeding. Check all equipment of protruding screws, nails or parts that can cause injury or catch clothing and possibly cause strangulation. Check all plastic equipment for cracks or breaks. (cut or pinch hazard) Check all metal equipment and components for severe rust. Check for cracks, holes and uneven pavement on concrete surfaces. (trip/fall hazard)

32. Playground Supervision Supervision...   Recognition that playground safety is not just a maintenance problem but also a factor of supervision by alert and attentive staff that are aware of safety precautions and procedures.   • Move through the playground area, stationary persons only help children nearest to them. Avoid staying on outskirts of playground area. • Stay involved with the children on the playground, do not use playground time as a time for socializing with other adults or for doing paperwork. • Observe "secret" places where children can hide as well as the vulnerable, hidden areas of the playground; i.e., unfenced areas, equipment bordering grounds, obstacles that block view. • Realize a child can wander into a hazardous situation in less than a minute. • Use direct eye contact with children to help prevent inappropriate behavior. • Ensure you have an adequate number of adults supervising for the number of children. The number is affected by the student’s age, ability, activity, grounds layout, and visual obstacles.   Being Aware of Age Appropriate Equipment. Equipment should reflect the physical, social, emotional and intellectual differences of its planned users. • All playground equipment is not appropriate for all ages of children. • If equipment is not labeled or separated, for specific ages, direct children to equipment appropriate to their ages and development.

33. Playground Supervision – cont. ...Evaluate the playground for potential hazards that could cause serious or fatal injuries. • Watch for foreign objects such as glass, nails, and pop tops that are hard to see. • Ensure all animal feces are removed from area. • Watch for loose or protruding nuts or bolts, broken parts, exposed concrete, and shallow protective surfacing that occur through the children's regular use of equipment. • Pick up trash immediately. Other safety problems like broken equipment, or inadequate amount of surfacing material, request that it be fixed, or taken out of service. • Inspect children for any loose clothing, hoods or strings that might catch on equipment. • Equipment that is deemed a safety issue should be taken out of service immediately.   ...Observe any unsafe behavior such as climbing up a slide or sliding down a slide backwards. • Make sure children keep their hands and feet on supports at all times.   ...Knowing Safe Playground Rules.   • Teach children the safety rules of the playground. • School age children can remember up to five rules, preschoolers should have only three or less. • Remind children that they are never to leave the playground area without permission from a supervising adult.

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