Safety News

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 3:20 PM | Anonymous member



    Silver Falls School District 4J

    Maintenance and Facilities Director (1.0 FTE)

    Job Posting

    Job Details

    Title:                Maintenance and Facilities Director (1.0 FTE)

    Posting ID:       Reference # 193

    Description:     Brief description of duties for this position:  Facility management, maintenance and systems operation, facility planning, employee safety, compliance requirements, supervision of staff members and other tasks as defined in the Job Description.  See Job Description and Maintenance and Facilities Director advertising brochure located on our website for additional information:

    http://silverfalls.orvsd.org/human-resources/job-descriptions?page=1

    Shift Type:                               Full-Time

    Salary Range:                          $63,463.00 - $75,580.00 annually

    Location:                                 Silver Falls School District

    Applications Accepted:           January 15, 2014 – January 31, 2014

    To apply for this position, go to our website:

    https://silverfalls.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx


    The Salem-Keizer School District is recruiting for a Safety Officer in the Risk Management department.

    Please, visit our websitehttps://salemkeizer.cloud.talentedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1154  to find the job posting.

    Position description:http://www.salemkeizer.org/sites/default/files/salkeiz/documents/safety-officer.pdf

    Salary range is $4698-6002/monthly, $56,376-$72,024/yearly.

    Recruitment is open until filled.

  • Wednesday, January 08, 2014 8:44 AM | Anonymous member

    2014 is shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.  The Oregon Public Health Division has produced a Flu Fact Sheet that schools can share with their staff to provide strategies for dealing with the threat of the flu, colds and other viruses.  Also, OSSOA has posted links that schools can access to help them find other helpful resources to help manage this risk.  Click Here to access these resources.


    Mark your calendar.  The Annual OSSOA workshop will be on Thursday, July 24th at the River house in Bend Oregon.  More information to com
  • Wednesday, December 04, 2013 4:54 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's focus is on Safety Committees, Slips and falls, Playground Safety, and Lighting. 

    To view the December edition of School Safety Matters, Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:14 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's focus is on Safety Thanks, Holiday Decorations, Water Intrusion, and  the End of Daylight Savings 

    To view the November edition of School Safety Matters, Click Here.  For previous editions visit OSSOA.org under Topical Resources
  • Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:13 PM | Anonymous member



    We have added PDF versions of the presentation slides from the 2013 Oregon School Safety Officers Workshop to our website.  Click here for the Athletic and Play Surface Safety and Maintenance slides presented by Mark Nichols, CEO of TURFIndusy and UBU sports.  To access the field safety documents Mark mentioned at the conference, go to  http://turfindustry.com/

    To access the information on Safety within Special Ed and the Willpower Depletion Model presented by Kelley Gordham, Click Here.

    OSSOA would like to thank Mark, Kelly, along with Kevin Sutherland and Commander Willie Bose for generously offering their time and expertise to help with our ongoing efforts to keep our schools safe.

    We would also like to thank all the sponsors, round table facilitators, and everyone else whose hard work helped make this year's event a success.
  • Monday, November 04, 2013 3:43 PM | Anonymous member

    It's that time of the year to remind everyone about classroom, hallway, and general school decorations.

    Please share this email with your entire staff or discuss at a staff meeting.

    (Additionally, it would be a good idea to assign this topic to your School Safety Committee so the issue can be monitored.)

    Highlights from the State Fire Marshall's office published guidelines pertaining to schools are:

          EGRESS - Access to exits and exit paths shall not be obstructed by decorative materials.

          SOURCES OF IGNITION -

          Candles and other sources of open flame are not allowed for any decorations or ceremonies, except as approved by the fire code official prior to the event.

          Sources of ignition shall not be allowed within the vicinity of combustible decorative materials.

          ELECTRICAL -

          Only UL listed miniature lights or LED style lights shall be used in accordance with their listing.

          Extension cords shall be approved commercially manufactured UL listed assemblies (14-guage minimum 15-amp minimum). Only grounded or polarized extension cords shall be used.

          Electrical lights and extension cords that are physically damaged or altered shall not be used unless repairs are in accordance with the state adopted electrical code.

          DECORATIVE MATERIALS -

          All decorations shall be either inherently fire retardant or treated with a flame retardant to be flame resistant and shall comply with the Oregon Fire Code 2010 Edition, Section 807.

          Artwork, decorations for learning purposes, and student generated materials on the walls in routes of egress shall not exceed 20% of the wall area.

          Displays for classrooms and hallways:

          Paper materials such as artwork and decorations shall be secured flat against the wall or bulletin board.

          Three dimensional artwork and decor (has height, width, and depth, or thickness) is prohibited unless approved by the local fire code official.

          Limit displays to 40 square feet with a three-foot "fire break" between displays.

          Displays shall not cover more than 20% of a hallway wall area.

          Classroom doors shall not be covered with paper.

          Materials suspended from the ceiling (hanging decor) shall be at least 24 inches below the ceiling and be at least 18 inches from fire sprinkler heads.

          Items suspended cannot hang low enough to interfere with exiting.

          Ceilings shall not be covered with flammable materials.

    A complete copy of the Oregon Fire Code Advisory Memo can be found here:

                  http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/docs/Codes/TA11_11.pdf

  • Monday, October 14, 2013 8:56 AM | Anonymous member
    Federal, State, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Great ShakeOut earthquake drills (www.shakeout.org) are opportunities to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes. For more information on earthquake safet, and additional resources, Click Here.
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2013 4:47 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's focus is on National Fire Prevention Week, Rules on Classroom and Hall Decorations in schools, and Dangers of Dumpster Diving. 

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

    Best regards,

    Kevin Jones, ARM

    OSSOA President

    Loss Control Specialist

    Beaverton School District

    (503) 591-4561

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013 1:37 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.   Tis month's focus is on Playground Supervision, Classroom Setup, Ladder Safety and Safety Committees.

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

    Best regards,

    Kevin Jones, ARM

    OSSOA President

    Loss Control Specialist

    Beaverton School District

    (503) 591-4561

     

     

  • Monday, August 19, 2013 4:43 PM | Anonymous member

    We have added PDF versions of the presentation slides from the 2013 Oregon School Safety Officers Workshop to our website.  Click here for the Athletic and Play Surface Safety and Maintenance slides presented by Mark Nichols, CEO of TURFIndusy and UBU sports.  To access the field safety documents Mark mentioned at the conference, go to  http://turfindustry.com/

    To access the information on Safety within Special Ed and the Willpower Depletion Model presented by Kelley Gordham, Click Here.

    OSSOA would like to thank Mark, Kelly, along with Kevin Sutherland and Commander Willie Bose for generously offering their time and expertise to help with our ongoing efforts to keep our schools safe.

    We would also like to thank all the sponsors, round table facilitators, and everyone else whose hard work helped make this year's event a success.

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