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Environmental Health and Safety Awareness Program - 2011
Welcome to the Environmental Health and Safety Awareness MANUAL. The MANUAL will contain requirements, guidelines, and technical procedures for recognizing, evaluating and controlling potential environmental, health and safety hazards within our facilities or job related activities. This MANUAL will contain the written procedures for the implementation of the various safety programs of the Facilities Services Division of the Prince William County Public Schools. As required by Law or sound practice, the MANUAL will be reviewed and evaluated annually to revise and update any program.
The directives and requirements are applicable to all activities and operations performed on Prince William County School Board property. The directives and requirements apply to both Prince William County School Board employees and Contractor work forces. At no time shall County employees and Contractor work forces exempt themselves from the provisions of this MANUAL without written approval from the Environmental Coordinator and/or the Director of Risk Management.
The requirements and programs set forth in this MANUAL implement the environmental health, safety, and health standards and requirements contained in the Code of Federal Regulations and the State of Virginia. The programs shall be, but not limited to:
General Training Asbestos Awareness Lead Awareness
Hazard Communication Blood borne Pathogen Respiratory Protection
Lock-Out/Tag-Out Confined Space Fall Protection
Scaffold Safety Ladder Safety Mold Remediation
Trenching Safety Back Safety Fire Extinguisher Hearing Forklift Safety Personal Protection Equipment
Where work presents hazards beyond the provision of this manual, the Environmental staff shall provide for special accident prevention requirements through individually prepared programs.
The ultimate goal of the Facilities Services Accident Prevention Program is to prevent disabling injuries and lost work-time through training and awareness. But before achieving our goal, many obstacles must be removed. Such obstacles are time, money, staffing and most importantly is attitude. There must be a commitment from all departments and individuals to constantly think and support accident prevention. We must all think before we act.