Our goal is to prevent accidents and injuries.
The resource materials listed below were written for the use of the Southwest Washington Risk Management Insurance Cooperative membership, and to the best of our knowledge at the time of their writing, exemplify risk management best practices. As specific situations vary, please consult a risk management professional before using these procedures.
If you would like more information about these resources, please contact Peggy Sandberg , Director of Insurance Programs, ESD 112, at 360.952.3573.
Safety Talks are brief reminders that encourage and teach school district staff to work safely and are an great way to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards. Read them, post them, share them with others and use them for your safety meetings. Together we can prevent accidents and employee injuries.
Slips, trips and falls have caused the most work related injuries for the members of the Southwest Washington Workers’ Compensation Trust over the past four school years. In an effort to turn this trend around, the ESD 112 Loss Control Department rolled out a safety campaign focused on this issue.
The Stop Falls Before They Stop You! campaign includes a variety of prevention materials including brief safety talks and safety posters. Near-Miss Nancy and Safety Sam provide tips to keep both employees and students safe by avoiding some common hazards that cause slips, trips and falls.
- Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention
- Carpets, Cords and Cabinets – Oh My
- Winter Weather…Watch Your Step
- Penguin Poster
- Safe Walking
- Housekeeping Standards
- Get Organized Poster
- Clean Up Your Act Poster
- Pitfalls in the Parking Lot
- Falls Hurt! Use the Handrails
- Ladders- Step Up to Safety
- Climb with Care Poster
- Be a Safety Leader
- Slip Trip and Fall Hazards Assessment Checklist
Archives by Topic
Feel free to send as email reminders, print and share during staff meetings or post in staff lounges, custodial closets, shops and transportation buildings. Thank you for your commitment to safety!
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Eye and Face Protection
Protect Your Hands
Hand Tool Safety
Electrical Panel Access
Using Cleaning Products Safely
Damaged power cords
Portable Power Tools
Missing Ceiling Tiles
Cleaning Chemical Safety
Moving Furnishings Safely
Beware of the chair
Paper Cutter Safety
Falls Are Not Funny
Relieving Repetitive Strain
Caution! Back Safety
Icy Weather Warnings
Avoid Slips, Trips and Falls
Help Maintain Clean Air in Your Classroom
School Employees Work Together to Prevent Injuries
Accident Prevention Program
WISHA safety and health rules (WAC 296-800-14005) require that every employer in Washington State develop a written “Accident Prevention Program”. The sample Accident Prevention Program found here is provided for the use by school districts served by the Southwest and Southeast Washington Workers’ Compensation Trusts and attempts to address hazards that are common to K-12 school districts. It must be noted that each school district’s particular written program must be tailored to the specific needs of that district and the hazards found there.
Also provided are sample written programs that address specific hazards such as respiratory protection, fall protection, chemical hazard communication, and control of hazardous energy, among others. Every school district may not require each program; it depends on the hazards found in the district.
Primary Accident Prevention Program Documents
All planning documents are comprised of of Microsoft Word and Acrobat PDF documents in a compressed Zip folder
Asbestos Checklist & Requirements
- Download Documents (Zip, 407k)
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Confined Space Program
- Download Plan Documents (Zip, 898k)
Fall Protection Program
Forklift Safety Program
Hazard Communication Program
Personal Protective Equipment Program
Respiratory Protection Program
Hot Work Permit Program
Fire Protection System Impairment Program
Outdoor Heat Exposure Program
If you have a question about any of our insurance programs or services, please reach out to:
Director of Insurance Programs
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