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.




    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

    -        Prepares annual notification of availability of Asbestos Management Plan

    -        Coordinate asbestos training classes

    -        Facilities yearly physical examination for individuals



    AED Manual

    -        Coordination of AED/CPR training for district personnel by working with local certified training providers

    -        Facilitates AED/CPR refresher training for individuals

    -        Coordinates service on AEDs and distributes equipment when needed

    -        Assist and/or maintain school's AED Manual


    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 products

    -        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 NYSED, OSHA and NYS Dept. of Labor

    -        Conducts on site evaluation of confined spaces

    -        Provides required safety equipment for entry work, retrieval and rescue


    S.A.V.E. District-Wide Safety Plan and Building-Level Emergency Management Operations Plan

    -        Review and update the districts' written plans

    -        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 Emergency Management Operations Plan to local, county, state law enforcement agencies and County Emergency Management offices as required or requested


    Environmental Monitoring

    -        Coordinates and provides testing of:

    ?       Indoor air quality

    ?       Lead

    ?       Radon

    ?       Water

    ?       Asbestos

    ?       Sound/Noise

    -        Utilization of specialized testing equipment


    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

    -        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 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


    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 the Dept. of Labor

    -        Coordinates annual physicals


    Safety Manual

    -       Provides written overview of district's custodial/maintenance safety

    -       List school safety procedures


    Electrically Operated Folding Partitions and Curtains

        -     Perform inspections and generate inspection documents and certificates 

        -     Review inspection with appropriate school personnel