ERIC Number: ED324822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
School Safety Handbook. Revised.
Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.; National Safety Council, Chicago, IL.
The revised edition of this handbook represents a concerted effort to bring school safety to the forefront of business managers' daily and long-range planning activities. Although statistics show few fatalities on school grounds, schools appear to have a high frequency and incident rate of nonfatal injuries. According to the introduction, school systems need to develop total safety programs covering all aspects of accident prevention and communicate these to the entire school community. The first steps should be development of a policy statement and appointment of an individual responsible for the school system's safety and health program. Other important dimensions include emergency and disaster planning, accident reporting, and safety committees. Succeeding chapters discuss safety education and accident prevention, traffic and bus safety, emergency and disaster preparedness, fire safety, plant and employee safety, instructional and special activities areas, and health programs. Appendices include sample accident reporting forms, a list of states with approved OSHA safety plans, a maintenance checklist for self-inspection, accident prevention for building service workers, a food safety checklist, an alert for hazards from broken mercury vapor lamps, a list of regional asbestos offices, suggested references, and a director of safety-related organizations. An index is also included. (MLH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of School Business Officials International, Reston, VA.; National Safety Council, Chicago, IL.