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Your safety comes first!. Safety training for New Teachers. Office of Education, Southeastern California Conference. School environments pose hazards all their own. Back safety Electrical safety Fires and fire extinguishers Hazard communication Slips, trips and falls Housekeeping
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Your safety comes first! Safety training for New Teachers Office of Education, Southeastern California Conference
School environments pose hazards all their own • Back safety • Electrical safety • Fires and fire extinguishers • Hazard communication • Slips, trips and falls • Housekeeping • Ergonomics
Back Safety Bis for BALANCE. Ais for ALIGN. C stands for CONTRACT your stomach muscles and keep the load CLOSE to your body. K is for KNEES.
Electrical Safety • Extension cords may not be used as permanent wiring • Surge protectors must be plugged directly into a wall outlet, • not into another surge protector or extension cord • Breakers should not be reset without finding a cause for outage • Frayed power cords should not be used • Do not overload circuits • Electrical outlets within six feet of a water source require a GFCI
Firesand Fire Extinguishers Pull the pin Aim the nozzle at the base Squeeze the trigger Sweep the nozzle back and forth
Hazard Communication • A right to know • About anything that poses a health or physical danger • Additional hazardous chemicals or materials • Material Safety Data Sheets • A right to tell • Report hazards or concerns without reprisal
Slips, Trips and Falls • Falls
Housekeeping • Keep doorways and aisles unobstructed and free of clutter • Close drawers when not in use; open only 1 file drawer at a time • Wipe up spills immediately • Cut loose carpet threads • Prevent and eliminate mold and excessive dust • Put extension cords away when not in use
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) • Do not overwater plants—moisture can accumulate causing mildew and mold problems. • Report water leaks. • Keep work area clean—don’t store open food. • Wipe down desks, phones, computer keyboards, and door handles. Use fragrances sparingly.
Ergonomics “The science that seeks to adapt work or working conditions to suit the worker.”
Remember . . .teachers, Your safety comes first!