The Health & Safety Training and Information Service was developed to
assist school districts in their compliance efforts with federal, state and local health and safety regulations. Due to the fact that many regulations mandate specific training curriculums, staff development is a major focus of the program.
Routine in-district training along with special seminars and workshops are offered throughout the year in the following areas:
–Regulatory Compliance & Written Plans
–Personal Protective Equipment
–Occupational Illness and Injury
–Integrated Pest Management
–Indoor Air Quality
–Hazard Communication and Chemical Safety
–Emergency Planning and SAVE Legislation
–Building Safety & RESCUE Regulations
In addition, this service helps school districts develop health and safety risk management programs. A professional staff works with districts to achieve and maintain compliance with ever-changing, and increasingly stringent, federal and state regulations. The service provides staff development and maintains a resource center that keeps members updated and makes relevant materials available and individualized to meet district needs. Fifty-three Nassau County school districts currently participate in this service.
Another level of service can be obtained through an In-District Health & Safety Manager. This supervisor will work in-district from one to four days per week for more intense assistance with health and safety issues. Twelve Nassau County school districts currently participate in this service.