School, Employee and Workplace Safety
Preventing losses is an effective way to protect school district resources. SIA offers a variety of services and tools to assist district staff in keeping their staff safe and their worksites protected.
Science Safety Handbook for California Public Schools
This publication by the California Department of Education provides information to help make your kindergarten through 12th grade science program safe. It is recommended that all science program instructors have a copy of the handbook. PDF DocumentDownload the Handbook
- CPR and First Aid
SIA has CPR mannequins, videos and first aid equipment available to assist certified instructors in our member districts to conduct training. Contact your local Red Cross for information on becoming a certified trainer or for CPR and first aid training classes in your area.
- Emergency Preparedness
School district personnel must be prepared for a variety of emergencies that can occur on the campus and in the community. The SIA Emergency Preparedness Guidelines model program outlines the elements schools should consider when creating their plan and can be adapted to the needs of the site.
- Employee Entrance Evaluation (E3)
Most classified jobs within our member districts are physically demanding; requiring individuals to lift and carry on a regular basis. Before entering into a position, it is reasonable and appropriate to determine that there is a match between what a position requires physically and the physical ability of the candidate. This is a pre-employment, post offer physical ability test that enables the candidate and school district to screen in candidates whom can perform the job tasks within a position before they begin working.
- Indoor Air Quality Protocol
Recommended protocol for responding to environmental concerns.
- Injury and Illness Prevention
To assist districts in providing a safe and healthful workplace, the SIA model Injury and Illness Prevention Program provides an outline of the essential elements of the plan. All California employers, including school districts, are required to have an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) in place and it is often requested when Cal/OSHA visits.
- Property Protection
The protection of school property is necessary for the safety of school district staff and students. It is also important to protect district property from costly damage.