It is the duty of Woodland Public Schools to keep its students and staff safe. As the Director of Facilities and Safety, it is my job to plan for emergencies and to provide an accident prevention program which includes staff training in safety and emergency procedures.
Woodland School District provides staff safety orientations, and employees can access various safety and job specific trainings under the online SafeSchools Training Program. Below are the links to the SafeSchools Training site, the Accident Prevention Program and the Hazardous Communication Program. Please take time to familiarize yourself with these programs, for the safety of students and staff.
If you have a safety concern or question, please don’t hesitate to contact me at:
Director of Facilities and Safety
The SafeSchools Training offers many safety courses.
Clock Hours are available for this training. Please see these directions for Clock Hours for SafeSchools courses.
Accident Prevention Program
Includes written plan, required notices, accident forms, record of hazard forms, ESD 112 Safety Talks, Safety Committee info and minutes, and Worker’s Compensation information.
Hazard Communication Program
To make sure that all affected employees know about information concerning the dangers of hazardous chemicals used in our workplace, the following Chemical Hazard Communication Program has been established.
Directions for MSDS online chemical search
To view the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for chemicals in your building, please go to this database and do a search:
Put the product or chemical in the search bar. Change the location to your school. Hit the search button. View the pdf SDS sheet by clicking on the pdf icon to the left of the product name.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT
The District occasionally applies certain products to control for weeds, woody plants, annual grasses, insects and rodents such as moles.
What is the definition of a pesticide?
- Any substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, control, repel, or mitigate any pest such as, weeds, insects, and rodents.
- Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant.
- Any spray adjuvant, such as a wetting agent intended to be used with any pesticide as an aid to the application or effectiveness of the pesticide.
The District complies with all legal requirements for record keeping regarding the application of pesticides to school grounds or school facilities. This includes creation of an Annual Summary Report of pesticide usage and compliance with state law and the Department of Agriculture rules regarding record keeping and notification. Such records are available on request by interested persons under the state Public Records Act and other laws.
ASBESTOS SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
Due to the age of some of our buildings, asbestos was used in adhesives, pipe insulation and other building systems. Over the years many of these systems have removed or abandoned and replaced with newer materials. The remaining asbestos in the building is managed through a program called AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act).
This program requires public school districts and non-profit schools to:
- Perform an original inspection to determine whether asbestos-containing materials are present and then re-inspect asbestos-containing material in each school every three years
- Develop, maintain, and update an asbestos management plan and keep a copy at the school
- Provide yearly notification to parent, teacher, and employee organizations on the availability of the school's asbestos management plan and any asbestos-related actions taken or planned in the school
- Designate a contact person to ensure the responsibilities of the public school district or the non-profit school are properly implemented
- Perform periodic surveillance of known or suspected asbestos-containing building materials
- Ensure that trained and licensed professionals perform inspections and take response actions
- Provide custodial staff with asbestos awareness training