Presentation on theme: "1 Greenville County Schools Commitment to (Employee) Safety GCS is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all district personnel."— Presentation transcript:
1 Greenville County Schools Commitment to (Employee) Safety GCS is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all district personnel by reducing the frequency and severity of accidental injuries through education and implementation of safety programs and procedures. Our Goal is to have every employee return home in the same physical condition as when he/she began the day.
Safe Schools Mandatory Courses Other (Non-Employee) accidents/incidents Safety Award School Nurse Reporting an Employee Injury – www.gcswc.uswww.gcswc.us 2
8 Designated Medical Facility WorkWell or Center for Health and Occupational Services Other approved Medical Facility ER or St. Francis Urgent Care (After Work Hours) Preparer’s Name is Safety Administrator. Contact Name is Employee’s Supervisor
9 Your email address(es) here Add comments here Record Only = Did not seek medical attention*
12 Do not file a claim without a completed Employee Injury Report Trash ALL “old” forms – access forms online Conduct an Accident Investigation Fax or email Employee Injury and Supervisor’s Reports as directed per Safety Administrator Procedures Missed appointments and prompt Claims filing (within 3 business days) List accident on your OSHA 300 log.
Even in the most seemingly, straightforward accidents, seldom, if ever, is there only a single cause. For example, an “investigation” which concludes that an accident was due to worker carelessness, and goes no further, fails to seek answers to several important questions. 13
Was the worker distracted? Was a safe work procedure being followed? Were safety devices in order? Was the worker (properly) trained? 15
16 District support ◦ Continue with current WC procedures ◦ SafeSchools training available as a corrective action tool ◦ Continue working on Safety Culture change ◦ Recognize improvement through District Safety Award How can you help? ◦ Promote Staff Safety Awareness program ◦ Conduct Accident Investigations ◦ Be Proactive/Ask Questions
“My iPad and camera was stolen from my unlocked car.” Avoidable “Employee went to grab a spatula from the store room and a knife flipped up and cut the tip of her finger.” Avoidable 18
“Aide fell over play-area border, trying to get a child’s hand to take her to time-out.” Avoidable “I was walking from my desk to the front of the classroom, My shoe twisted on its side (I think I stepped on a surge protector cord) and I fell.” Avoidable 19
“Teaching Assistant was walking in atrium and slipped on a puddle of water.” Avoidable “While trying to restrain a special education student who was attempting to run, employee strained her left thumb.” Avoidable 20
“While taking a tray of pizza out of the oven, the tray bumped the oven door and the tray burned her left upper arm. Avoidable “Was bitten on her foot by ‘something’ – possibly an ant during a fire drill.” Avoidable 21
“Was slicing a tomato when thumb slipped on the tomato skin causing knife to cut tip of thumb.” Avoidable “Employee was walking across the floor as the custodian was mopping another area of the floor. She did not realize the floor was wet, slipped and fell.” Avoidable 22
“Flying debris from lawn equipment hit car in parking lot, breaking window.” Avoidable “Students playing on monkey bars (or other playground equipment) and falling off.” Murphy’s Law 23
“A parent fell over a bicycle parked in the hallway after school.” Avoidable “A visitors car mirror was knocked off vehicle by loose gate.’ Avoidable. 24