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Schools are required to comply with numerous state and federal regulations. It is a challenge to understand and maintain all the requirements including documentation, training, and personnel responsibilities. To assist our member districts, SIA has model programs, resources and tools.

Compliance Table

This table provides an overview of many of the regulations school districts must meet.  Use this tool to help schedule trainings for staff, plan budgets and allocate resources. Email us to request the Booklet

Underground Storage Tanks 

Additional coverage for underground storage tanks is available to member districts to meet environmental concerns regarding potential hazards.  For more information, please contact Prevention Services.

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Schools Insurance Authority now has a smartphone app!

Bloodborne Pathogens

Those that may come in contact with blood or other bodily fluids are exposed to potentially infectious materials.

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.

Hazard Communication

Chemicals are used throughout the school district including maintenance shops, science labs, art and shop classes and more. Hazard communication increases awareness about the chemicals school staff work with every day and outlines safe work practices.

Heat Illness

The California Code of Regulations requires all employers, including districts, to have a heat illness prevention plan. SIA’s model plan is designed to assist the district in establishing procedures that meet the regulation and to reduce the risk of heat related illnesses. Note: Items noted within brackets – { } require district specific information. Be sure to complete these items so the entire plan reflects your district’s procedures.

Word DocumentDownload Sample Program

See Training Toolbox for additional resources

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.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the Healthy Schools Act (HSA)

Healthy Schools Act Amendments 2014 (Integrated Pest Management)

On September 29, 2014, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1405.  This bill makes amendments to the Healthy Schools Act which go into effect on January 1, 2015.  Under the new law schools must meet three new requirements regarding pesticide usage.  They are:

•Develop an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan
•Report pesticide use
•Receive IPM training.

For more detailed information on the amendments, please check here:

Storm Water

The SIA Storm Water Transportation Maintenance Facilities Group helps our member districts meet state storm water regulations. The program addresses the Industrial General Permit and provides resources for our members to meet the inspection and sampling requirements. Participating districts will also utilize the SMARTS program for reporting to the state. For additional information about the storm water program, please contact Prevention Services.