3015 - Safety Committee
The educational service unit (the "ESU") is committed to providing and maintaining a safe work environment and to taking reasonable precautions for the safety of its students, employees, volunteers and visitors and others with whom it has business. Every employee should show concern for the safety of other employees, volunteers, students, and members of the public. The ESU shall have a safety committee as required by Nebraska law. The ESU Administrator and a member of the administrative staff selected by the board and two employees selected by the staff shall comprise the safety committee.
The committee shall adopt and maintain a written injury prevention program and participate in the development of safety education and training and establish safety rules, policies and procedures. Training for employees shall be conducted annually.
The committee shall meet at least once every three months or more frequently in the event of an employee complaint or of a job-related injury or death. The safety committee shall maintain minutes of all meetings and file them in the ESU office. The committee shall implement accident investigation, record keeping procedures, safety rules, safety and health training, and policies. The ESU shall maintain safety committee records for at least three years, or longer if directed by the Department of Labor.
The Administrator or designee shall assure that the safety training for employees is reviewed annually or more frequently, if needed. He or she shall provide the following, as set forth in the initial written Employer's Injury Prevention Plan:
- Initial safety orientation on rules, policies, and job specific procedures for new employees or employees who are assuming new and different duties within the ESU, if appropriate.
- Job specific training for employees before they perform potential hazardous work.
- Periodic refresher training and dissemination of information on an annual basis, or more frequently if so designated by the Administrator, for employees regarding the injury prevention plan of the ESU and safety rules, policies, and procedures pertaining to safety within the ESU.
In the event of a death in the workplace, the safety committee shall forward to the Department of Labor within 15 working days a copy of any review of the matter made by the safety committee.
The Administrator or designee shall establish or cause to be established record-keeping procedures to control and maintain all accident and injury records pertaining to accidents and injuries within the ESU or activities under the control of the ESU. Such records shall be kept for at least three years, or longer if so advised by the Department of Labor.
Adopted on: August 11, 2008
Revised on: _______________
Reviewed on: May 9, 2011