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School Risk Management and Compliance

must have Safety Programs

Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, Title 8 5193 Info

Emergency Action Plan, Title 8 3220Info

Hazard Communication Program, Title 8 5194Info

Heat Illness Prevention Program, Title 8 3395Info

Illness and Injury Prevention Program, Title 8 3203Info

Personal Protective Equipment, Title 8 3380Info

Additional safety programs

Asbestos, Education Code 49410InfoTitle 8 5208

Back Safety/RMIs, Title 8 5110Info

Chemical Hygiene Plan & Science Safety, Title 8 5191Info

CA Science Safety HandbookInfo

Driver Safety, n/a, Info

Ergonomics, Title 8 5110Info

First Aid/CPR, Title 8 3400Info

Fire Prevention Plan/Extinguishers, Title 8 3221InfoTitle 8 6151

Healthy Schools Act, Education Code 17608, 17611.5, 17614, 48980.3Info

Ladder Safety, Title 8 3276Info

Annual Program Updates

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors:  Requires all public K-12 schools to stock Auto-Injectors for emergency use. 

Resources for Supporting Transgender Students:  Guidance for School Districts regarding Title IX Requirements.

Suicide Prevention Policy:  Requires local education agencies (LEAs) serving any of grades 7 to 12 to adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention for those grades.

Bullying Prevention  Education Code 234 - 234.5  

Sexual Harassment Training  Government Code 53237  

School Safety Plans  Education Code 32280 – 32289  


Annual Training Requirements

Mandated Reporter Training Program:  Requires annual training for all employees of all public K-12 schools.

Healthy Schools Act and Integrated Pest Management:  Added requirements for all public K-12 schools for pesticide and sanitizer use.



Concussions:  California law mandates that all coaches must receive training on concussions. The training may be fulfilled through the free, online course available through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Sudden Cardiac Arrest:  Training for all coaches as of the start of the 2017-2018 school year and every two years after initial training.

Competitive Cheer:  Guidelines, procedures and safety standards for the purpose of classifying Competition Cheer as an interscholastic sport.


Other Resources

Lead Testing of Drinking Water:  K-12 schools in California can receive free testing for lead.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED):  Defines parameters for public K-12 schools that elect to install AEDs.  

Indoor Air Quality:  A protocol for responding to complaints about Indoor Air Quality

Title IX and Sex Discrimination:  Guidance and information for School Districts regarding Title IX Requirements