Safety News

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 5:20 PM | Anonymous

    Check the Events Calendar to see details about our annual conference.  This year's conference is scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.

    We have chosen to hold the conference separately from the OASBO Conference in hopes of attracting more attendees and minimizing schedule conflicts. 

    Registration is not yet open but will be soon.  Please, plan to attend another exciting conference.

  • Tuesday, January 06, 2015 12:07 PM | Anonymous member

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss Reviewing Safety Rules, Power Outages, Preventing slips and Falls and Water Intrusion

    To view the January edition of School Safety Matters Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources


  • Monday, December 15, 2014 4:01 PM | Anonymous member

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss Shutting Down For The Break, Emergency Shuttoffs, Cold and Flu Season and Spill Response.

    To view the December edition of School Safety Matters Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources


  • Friday, November 14, 2014 9:56 AM | Anonymous member

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss Fall Weather Safety, Holiday Decorations, Head Injuries and Space Heaters.

    To view the November edition of School Safety Matters Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources.


  • Wednesday, November 05, 2014 4:44 PM | Anonymous

    Teachers, educators , administrators or facility managers that have labs are using the School Chemical List to evaluate the hazards of pure chemical compounds or chemical constituents they have in stock. Use this link to search for information the assess risks and help inventory chemicals.http://www.lhwmp.org/home/educators/schoolchemicallist.aspx 

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:28 AM | Anonymous member

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss National Fire Prevention and National Bus Safety Week, Field Trip Forms, Bee Safety, Grafitti and Vandalism, and Lighting Timers.

    To view the October edition of School Safety Matters Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources.


  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 8:33 AM | Anonymous member

    High Desert ESD is pleased to announce they are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Regional School Safety Specialist.  If interested, Click Here for an application packet.

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014 4:02 PM | Anonymous member

    School Safety Matters is a monthly newsletter produced by the Beaverton School District’s Risk Management Department to be used as a resource for school safety committees.   Some information in the newsletter is BSD specific, but the majority of the focus is on general school safety best practices.   This month we discuss Safety Committees, PE and Playground Supervision, Heat Index and Employee injuries.

    To view the September edition of School Safety Matters Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources.


  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:25 AM | Anonymous member


    Register now for the 2014 OSSOA Summer Workshop at The Riverhouse in Bend Oregon.  The theme of this year’s conference is “It is Better to Prepare and Prevent, than to Repair and Repent.”   We will have sessions on Dealing with a Property Loss: Before,During and After, Current Liability Claims Trends, and High Risk Activities Schools Should Avoid.  There will be Roundtable sessions on Building Restoration, Emergency Prepardness, Bleacher Maintenance and Safety and OSSOA.  There will also be raffles,  vendor tables and many other opportunities to network and share ideas with experts and peers. 

    The deadline for registration is Friday, July 18th.


  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 1:13 PM | Anonymous member

    We are thinking of our colleagues and others dealing with the shooting at Reynolds High with the deepest sympathy.  Our association and membership extends our condolences and any support we can provide.

    A tragedy like this hits close to home, and causes all of us to ask how prepared we are for an event such as this. To that end, we should all take a moment to look at our policies, plans of action and emergency protocols to make sure they are up-to-date. We have posted some resources to help with that process.

    If you have others that have been helpful to you, let us know. We’ll add them on our site.
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