EBAB - LRSD Board Policy

Published by jackbgarvey on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 14:30




The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility for providing an environment which is reasonably secure from known hazards.  There are many areas of the school operation, from science laboratories and art departments to custodial services and vehicle maintenance, which use a variety of materials that are hazardous.

Hazardous materials include any substance or mixture of substances that poses a fire, explosive, reactive, or health hazard as more fully defined by law.

The Board of Education through the superintendent will cause to be created procedures which address the purchase, storage, handling, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials for all school facilities and operations including instructional areas.  Emergency response actions and evacuation plans also will be coordinated with the procedures.

The procedures will comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations which pertain to the safe and proper storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials.

The goals of the procedures will be to set into place an ongoing process by which each location in the District may begin a program of identifying and managing potentially hazardous materials.  District personnel will be encouraged to make less dangerous substitutions for hazardous substances to the extent possible and to minimize the quantities of such substances stored on school property.

Appropriate school personnel will be trained to take precautions to prevent accidents and to handle them in the event they do occur.



Adopted:  May 27, 1999