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Viewing Policy: SP 4157 Employee Safety




The San Benito County Superintendent of Schools is committed to maximizing employee safety and believes that workplace safety is every employee’s responsibility. Working conditions and equipment shall comply with standards prescribed by federal, state, and local laws and regulations.


No employee shall be required or permitted to be in any place of employment which is unsafe or unhealthful. (Labor Code 6402)


The County Superintendent expects all employees to use safe work practices and, to the extent possible, correct any unsafe conditions which may occur. If an employee is unable to correct an unsafe condition, he/she shall immediately report the problem to the County Superintendent or designee.


The County Superintendent or designee shall promote safety and address any unsafe work practices through education and enforcement.


The County Superintendent or designee shall establish and implement a written injury and illness prevention program in accordance with law.  (Labor Code 6401.7)


The County Superintendent or designee shall ensure the ready availability of first aid materials at workplaces and shall make effective provisions, in advance, for prompt medical treatment in the event of an employee’s serious injury or illness.  (8 CCR 3400)


No employee shall be discharged or discriminated against for making complaints, instituting proceedings, or testifying with regard to employee safety or health or for participating in any occupational health and safety committee established pursuant to Labor Code 6401.7. (Labor Code 6310)




Legal Reference: (see next page)



















EMPLOYEE SAFETY  (continued)




Legal Reference:



1297 Certain county employee for purposes of workers’ compensation

32030-32034 Eye safety

32225-32226 Communications devices in classrooms 32280-32289 School safety plans


3543.2 Scope of bargaining LABOR CODE

3300  Definitions

6305 Occupational safety and health standards; special order 6310  Retaliation for filing complaint prohibited

6400-6413.5 Responsibilities and duties of employers and employees, especially:

6401.7 Injury and illness prevention program CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8

3203 Injury and illness prevention program 3400  Medical services and first aid

5095-5100  Control of noise exposure


1910.95 Noise standards


Management Resources:


Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program, rev. August 2005 WEB SITES

California Department of Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

National Hearing Conservation Association: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health:

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration:


Policy Approved: 10-11-18