District Hazard Communication Policy
The Superintendent shall establish a written hazard communication
program for the District.
The procedures will be available for review by all employees. Each
school shall have a policy manual in the school office and at such other
places as are designated by the Superintendent.
The procedures will require that all containers received by the
District are clearly labeled with appropriate hazard warnings,
manufacturer name and date, date of purchase, and corresponding material
safety data sheet (MSDS), and the position title of the person who has
this responsibility shall be specifically noted therein.
The District will keep copies of material safety data sheets for all
hazardous materials used by the District.
The District will provide training and information to all new and
present employees regarding hazardous materials.
The District will keep a District-wide master copy of the names of
approved chemicals and their material safety data sheets for public
The District will provide information to all employees involved in
working where hazards are involved.
The District will provide contractors and their employees with
information regarding hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed
during performance of their jobs.
The District will require that all contractors supply the District with
information and documentation (MSDS) on any hazardous materials that enter
The hazard communication program contains specific requirements for chemical inventories, labeling, and material safety data sheets (MSDSs). These labels and MSDSs will be used concurrently with curriculum textbooks and workbooks to review the particular hazards encountered and specific chemical-handling procedures. The MSDSs will also provide instruction as to safe levels of exposure, personal protective equipment, and emergency procedures specific to the chemicals used in that particular area.
The safety director or designee will verify that each container received for use by the District shall:
No containers will be released for use until the above data are verified by the safety director or designee.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
Copies of MSDSs for all hazardous chemicals to which employees and students may be exposed will be kept in the facility office, as well as in rooms where hazardous chemicals are stored/used.
MSDSs will be available for review to all employees during work hours.
Employee Training and Information
Before starting work, each new employee will receive an employee orientation that will include:
Verification as to date of training, subjects discussed, and length of training will be documented.
Before any new hazardous chemical is introduced into the District, each employee who has contact with chemicals will be given information in the same manner as during a safety class. The safety director or designee will be responsible for seeing that the MSDS on the new chemical is available.
List of Hazardous Chemicals
A District-wide master copy of the names of all approved chemicals and their material safety data sheets is available for public review. These books are located in the office of the safety director. Further information on each hazardous chemical noted can be obtained by reviewing material safety data sheets in the District office and/or each school office.
Copies are available in accordance with Policy KDB.
Hazardous Nonroutine Tasks
Employees are sometimes required to perform tasks in confined spaces. Prior to beginning work in such a space, each employee will be given information about hazards involved. This information will include:
It is District policy that no employee begin work in a confined space or on any nonroutine task without first receiving a safety briefing from the immediate supervisor.
It is the responsibility of the District business office to provide contractors and their employees with the following information:
MSDSs for all hazardous chemicals are on file in the facility office, and the principal/supervisor has a copy of each one. The District business office will coordinate with the maintenance department to ensure that contractors' employees are given this information prior to entering the work site.
Contractors Informing Employees
Contractors entering school property with hazardous materials will supply the District business office with MSDSs covering those particular products.
The District reserves the right to restrict the use of hazardous materials on their site when at least any one of the following criteria is met: