It is mandated by Oregon law that: Every public or private employer of eleven (11) or more employees shall establish and administer a safety committee. Please see Program Safety policy, which uses direct excerpts from the Administrative Rules for the Oregon Administrative Rules Act.
The function of a safety committee is to create and maintain interest in the prevention of accidents, illness, violence and loss. This committee is designed to bring both direct service and support staff together with management in a non-adversarial cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. The other function of this committee will be to advise and make recommendations to administration relative to the safety of classroom, playground and office facilities.
This policy complies with Head Start Performance Standard 45 CFR Section 1304.22.
It has not yet been approved by Policy Council.
Updated August 15, 2000
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