Safety Risk Management

  • The Orleans/Niagara BOCES Safety Risk Management Staff is responsible for the development, implementation and review of programs designed to protect our students, faculty, facilities and the environment. 

     

    Services


    AHERA Asbestos Management Plan

    • Provides 2-hour awareness training for all new custodial/maintenance employees within 60 days of hire
    • Conducts triennial asbestos inspections and prepares reports for NYSED
    • Performs asbestos periodic surveillance every 6 months / includes updating records
    • Review and update the written plan 
    • Conducts material sampling for analysis
    • Assists district in annual notification of availability of Asbestos Management Plan
    • Assists district in annual AHERA notification of condition of the asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
    • Coordinate asbestos training classes
    • Facilities yearly physical examination for individuals

     

    AED Manual

    • Review and update the written manual 
    • Facilitates AED/CPR training agreements with local certified training providers for district personnel
    • Facilitates AED/CPR training invoice paperwork for individual school districts
    • Coordinates service on AEDs and distributes equipment when needed

     

    Chemical Hygiene Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Provides training for designated district personnel
    • Performs periodic safety inspection of chemical storage areas
    • Conducts annual inventory of all science chemical product
    • Coordinates removal and disposal of hazardous and waste chemicals
    • Management of Safety Data Sheet [SDS] records
    • Audits eye wash stations, drench showers and fume hoods

     

    Confined Space Plan

    • Evaluates and audits district spaces for application of Permit Required Confined Space Non-Entry Plan or Entry Plan 
    • Review and update the written plan
    • Assists in providing training for district personnel
    • Maintains all records as mandated by OSHA and NYSDOL/PESH
    • Conducts on site evaluation of confined spaces
    • Provides required safety equipment for entry work, retrieval and rescue

     

    District-Wide Safety Plan and Building Level School Emergency Response Plan

    • Review and update the District-Wide Safety Plan
    • Review and update the Building Level School Emergency Response Plan
    • Review and update districts' Quick Reference Guide
    • Coordinates required annual building evacuation and emergency drills
    • Provides liaison with appropriate emergency planning offices
    • Assists in developing a training program
    • Submit district’s Building Level School Emergency Response Plan to local, county, state law enforcement agencies and County Emergency Management offices as required or requested

     

    Electrically Operated Folding Partitions and Curtains

    • Perform inspections and generate inspection documents and certificates
    • Review inspection with appropriate school personnel

     

    Environmental Monitoring 

    • Coordinates and/or provides testing of:
      • Indoor air quality
      • Lead
      • Radon
      • Water
      • Asbestos
      • Sound/Noise
    • Utilization of specialized testing equipmen

     

    Exposure Control Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Provides training for district personnel
    • Provides assistance for medical waste disposal

     

    Fire Prevention/Building Code

    • Performs annual NYSED Fire Inspections
    • Prepares fire inspection paperwork
    • Conducts required follow-up fire inspections if needed
    • Provides Compliance Awareness
    • Assists in training staff to identify and report potential hazards

     

    Hazard Communication Program/Right-to-Know

    • Review and update the written program
    • Provides inventories for art, custodial/maintenance, pool, pesticide, science, and technology/vocational classrooms
    • Management of Safety Data Sheet file system
    • Provides annual Right-to-Know training for all personnel
    • Provides to individual school buildings proper OSHA & NYSDOL Labor Law postings and assists with placement
    • Assists districts with NYSDOL/PESH inspections when needed

     

    Hearing Conservation Program

    • Review and update the written program
    • Assists with scheduling hearing tests and management of records
    • Testing and measurement of district equipment for excessive noise levels
    • Utilization of digital and analog noise dosimeter
    • Maintain all records as mandated by OSHA and NYSDOL/PESH

     

    Information/Education Programs

    • Provides informational material to disseminate to designated groups [ie; Newsletter]
    • Acts as a liaison between district and various regulatory agencies
    • Provides and assists in coordinating State Mandated certificated programs
    • Serves on Safety Committee and/or facilitates meetings

     

    Job Hazard Assessments

    • Review, update, and observe job classifications for potential workplace injuries
    • Writes, maintains, and review the Job Hazard Assessments annually
    • Provides employee proper personal protective equipment (PPE) training
    • Observes employees during work activities to ensure proper PPE analysis
    • Analysis determines PPE required to avoid injuries

     

    Lockout/Tagout Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Assists with evaluation of applicable equipment
    • Provides training for pertinent district personnel
    • Performs annual audit of energy control procedures
    • Maintains all records as required

     

    Integrated Pest Management Program

    • Review and update the written program
    • Coordinates pesticide training classes
    • Prepares and submits Annual Report as mandated
    • Assists districts with record keeping of all pesticide/herbicide applications
    • Ensure district updates and maintains pesticide registry as part of the Neighbor Notification Law
    • Registers district as an agency with NYSDEC annually
    • Track pesticide applicator’s credit hours of training as mandated by NYSDEC

     

    Playground Safety Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Inspects school district playgrounds
    • Write reports to identify safety concerns

     

    Pool Safety Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Coordinates pool training classes
    • Performs and/or assists with internal inspection of district pools
    • Verify life safety equipment is in place
    • Act as a liaison to Orleans and Niagara County Health Departments
    • Submit district's plan to Orleans and Niagara County Health Departments as required or requested

     

    Respiratory Protection Plan

    • Review and update the written plan
    • Provides training for pertinent district personnel
    • Inspects respiratory protective equipment periodically 
    • Maintains all records as mandated by OSHA and NYSDOL/PESH
    • Coordinates annual physicals

      

    Safety Manual

    • Provides written overview of district's custodial/maintenance safety
    • List school safety procedures
    • Provides equipment safety procedures