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1 School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Training Program

2 2 Goals of the SASH Program Identify potential hazards. Uncover underlying causes of injury and illness. Participate in efforts to reduce or eliminate common job hazards in schools. Participate on a health and safety committee. Communicate effectively regarding health and safety issues.

3 3 Elements of an Effective Health and Safety Program 1.Responsible Person(s) 2.Accident and Near Miss Investigations 3.Hazard Identification 4.Hazard Control 5.Employee Involvement in Safety 6.Employee Training 7.Employee Compliance with Safety Rules 8.Recordkeeping/Documentation

4 4 Agree or Disagree? “Most injuries and illnesses on the job happen because workers make mistakes or are careless.”

5 Accidents in the News 5

6 6 Direct and Underlying Causes Direct Cause (“unsafe act” or technical failure) Underlying Causes

7 7 Underlying Causes of Injuries and Illnesses Job Tasks and Procedures Work Environment Management and Organization Workforce Factors

8 8 Marie’s Story

9 9 Sample Hazard Map

10 10 Jamie’s Story Job: Dishwasher in school cafeteria Injury:Dishwashing chemical splashed in eye

11 11 Steven’s Story Job: District maintenance worker Injury: Hurt back while loading boxes

12 12 David’s Story Job: School district painter Injury: Massive head injuries from fall

13 13 Keisha’s Story Job: School secretary Injury: Repetitive stress injury

14 14 Elements of an Effective Health and Safety Program 1.Responsible Person(s) 2.Accident and Near Miss Investigations 3.Hazard Identification 4.Hazard Control 5.Employee Involvement in Safety 6.Employee Training 7.Employee Compliance with Safety Rules 8.Recordkeeping/Documentation 9.Emergency Preparedness 10.Injury Reporting 11.Workers’ Compensation and Return-to-Work Program

15 15 Resources for More Information About SASH California SASH Resource Center Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP), UC Berkeley 2223 Fulton Street, 4th floor Berkeley, CA (510) SASH online Resource Guide: web.pdf


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