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Assessing Health & Safety Conditions in LAUSD Schools Principals’ Meeting Local District 5 April 18, 2007 Kathy Yamaguchi, Senior Environmental Health Safety Officer Office of Environmental Health & Safety Los Angeles Unified School District █ Improving Health & Safety in Schools

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Assessing Health & Safety Conditions in LAUSD Schools

Principals’ Meeting

Local District 5

April 18, 2007

Kathy Yamaguchi, Senior Environmental Health Safety Officer

Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Los Angeles Unified School District

improving health safety in schools
Improving Health & Safety in Schools

1 - Identify health & safety standards

2 - Assess compliance with standards

3 - Take corrective action to achieve compliance

school health safety standards
School Health & Safety Standards
  • Pest Management
  • Lead Management
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Off-site Risks
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Science Lab Safety
  • Traffic & Pedestrian Safety
  • Violence Prevention
  • Accident Prevention
  • Acoustical Quality
  • Asbestos Management
  • Campus Security
  • Chemical Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire/Life Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality
background on safe school inspection program
Background on Safe School Inspection Program
  • 2001 – Initiated routine heath & safety inspections in all schools to assess compliance with Federal, State & District requirements
  • 2003 – Introduced the School Safety Compliance Checklist & School Safety Compliance Scorecard to standardize the assessment process
inspection process
Inspection Process
  • Pre-inspection Planning
    • Review complaint and incident history
    • Review worker injury rates
    • Identify outstanding deficiencies
    • Provide notification to Site Administrator
  • Conducting the Inspection
    • Meet with Site Administrator
    • Review documentation
    • Perform detailed inspection
    • Exit interview
  • Post-inspection Follow-up
    • Issue Corrective Action Notice and Compliance Scorecard
    • Meet with central District personnel to review status
    • Post inspection results on OEHS website
    • Revise Compliance Scorecard based on self-certifications
scoring process
Scoring Process
  • Based on School Safety Compliance Checklist
  • Each standard is assigned a score based on the specific threshold questions for each category
      • If all threshold criteria are met: score 7-10
      • If threshold criteria are not met: score 1-6
scoring process cont
Scoring Process Cont.
  • Scores are converted to percent & assigned the following values
      • 90 to 100% =4
      • 80% = 3
      • 70% = 2
      • 60% = 1
      • 0 to 50% = 0
  • An Overall Compliance Rating is based on the average of those values
      • “Good” = 2.50 to 4.00
      • “Fair” = 1.50 to 2.49
      • “Poor” = 0 to 1.49
how to self certify
How to Self-Certify
  • It is as simple as going to the link that comes with the e-mailed Corrective Action Notice
    • OEHS Website: www.lausd-oehs.org
  • Or send your self-certification by fax or school mail
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School Health & Safety Standards
  • Pest Management
  • Lead Management
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Off-site Risks
  • Restroom Facilities
  • Science Lab Safety
  • Traffic & Pedestrian Safety
  • Violence Prevention
  • Accident Prevention
  • Acoustical Quality
  • Asbestos Management
  • Campus Security
  • Chemical Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire/Life Safety
  • Indoor Air Quality
injury illness prevention program
Injury Illness Prevention Program
  • Is a current IIPP available and is the summary page posted listing the responsible individual?
    • OSHA required program that must be updated annually
    • Summary page must be posted in an conspicuous area with the responsible individual listed.
  • Has a Safety Committee been established and are meeting held at least quarterly and documented?
    • Must document meeting with agendas, sign-in sheets or meeting minutes
    • Responsible for accident investigation, safety inspections, identifying hazards and recommending corrective measures to management
facilities inspections
Facilities Inspections
  • Are safety inspections conducted at least 2 times per year, documented on the Facilities Inspection Form and identified deficiencies corrected and/or reported to M&O?
    • Trouble calls to M&O
    • Interim measures implemented
accident investigation
Accident Investigation
  • Are all accidents investigated by the supervisor and a completed “Injury/Accident Investigation Report” sent to OEHS and ORMIS within 24 hours?
  • Is the Cal/OSHA 300 “Log of Occupational Injury and Illness” retained on site for 5 years?
    • Summary log is sent to each site in January by OEHS
    • Required posting from February through April each year
  • Is the Claims Rate less than 120% of the District average?
    • Worker’s Compensation Claims rate District-wide is 11.34
osha required trainings
OSHA required trainings
  • Are OSHA required trainings conducted within 30 days of job assignment and annually thereafter and documented?
    • Must document with agenda, sign-in sheet and content for the following topics:

1) Blood-borne Pathogens

2) Injury Illness Prevention Program

3) Hazard Communication

4) Emergency Preparedness

fire extinguishers
Fire Extinguishers
  • Are all fire extinguishers:
        • Checked monthly?
        • Serviced annually?
        • Clearly marked?
        • Easily Accessible?
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Fire Extinguishers
  • Ensure the fire extinguishers are:
        • Checked monthly
        • Serviced annually
        • Clearly marked
        • Easily accessible
exits
Exits
  • Are all exits and exit corridors free of obstructions?
    • Emergency window exits and doors
  • Are all exits are properly marked?
    • Illuminating exit signs functional
emergency exit windows
Emergency Exit Windows
  • Does each classroom equipped with security grills have at least one with a releasable latch in compliance with District policy?