Head Start of Lane County will maintain a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
Management commitment to workplace safety (Roles and Responsibilities)
- Provide necessary physical resources (tools, equipment, and materials) to ensure employees are able to accomplish their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
- Provide psychosocial support (training, workloads and scheduling) to ensure employees are able to accomplish their assigned tasks in an efficient and safe manner.
- Prevent, identify, control, and correct hazards and behaviors.
- Attend training in Accident/Incident Investigation and Hazard Identification
- Be familiar with OAR 437-001-0760 Rules for All Workplaces http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/rules/division_1/div1-0760-generalprovisions.pdf
- Comply with “Management Responsibility to Committee Member” as stated in Safety Committee Member Contract.
- Comply with safety standards.
- Coordinate safety work orders with maintenance.
- Ensure all employees under their supervision have adequate knowledge and skills to perform duties assigned.
- Recognize and reward employees who voluntarily participate in safety activities.
- Claims Management Program to ensure injury claim reporting and processing are accomplished in a timely manner
- Early-Return-To-Work (light duty) program to ensure employees have an opportunity to perform appropriate work as soon as possible after an injury
- Maintain records an occupational injury, illness, incidents and accidents for statistical analysis
- Employee Assistant Program to help employees who voluntarily request assistance
- Drug Free Workplace Program
- Identify, evaluate, and assist in controlling physical hazards in the workplace.
- Employee Wellness Program that prepares employees for the physical and psychosocial demands of work.
- Provide management data for measuring effectiveness and improving the safety plan.
- Assist with implementing safety education and training.
- Assist in observations, safety inspections, job safety analysis, and incident and accident analysis.
- Evaluate and assist in controlling chemical hazards in the workplace.
- Assist in implementation required safety programs, plan processes, procedures, and practices.
- Make written recommendations to Management.
- Track and analyze all Incidents and Accident reports.
- Create and run a Safety Recognition/Incentive Program.
- Enhance safety awareness among staff.
- Comply with all agency safety policies and rules Including those included in OAR 437-001-0760 Rules for All Workplaces http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/rules/division_1/div1-0760-generalprovisions.pdf
- Comply with Oregon Child Care Division: Rules for the Certification of Child Care Centers http://nrc.uchsc.edu/STATES/OR/oregon.htm
- Comply with Department of Motor Vehicles : http://www.odot.state.or.us/dmv/forms/forms.htm
- Complete an Accident/Incident report for any Accident or Incident within 24 hours. Give one copy to Safety Committee representative, and one copy to your supervisor.
- Warn co-workers of unsafe conditions, hazards, or unsafe behaviors.
Policy Council approved on October 12, 2004
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