The purpose of our safety committee is to provide employees a place to have their safety concerns addressed. To involve employees in a cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. The safety committee will assist the district office and make recommendations for change. Employee involvement in accident prevention and support of safety committee members and activities is necessary to ensure a safe workplace.
The committee shall be comprised of classified, certificated, confidential and exempt representatives. Employee representatives shall be volunteers or elected by their peers. If no employees volunteer or are elected, they may be appointed by the district office. The district office representative will be appointed. Safety committee members will serve terms of at least one year. Committee membership terms will be staggered, so at least one experienced member is always serving on the committee.
Extent of Authority
The safety committee advises the district office about safety and health issues in the workplace. All written recommendations from the safety committee will be submitted to the Chief Business Official (CBO). The CBO will consider the recommendations and send a preliminary response in writing to the safety committee within 60 days after recommendation is made.
All written recommendations submitted to the CBO shall:
The safety committee’s procedures for fulfilling its role should include:
Reporting unsafe conditions and practices;
Attending all safety and health meetings;
Reviewing all accidents and near-misses;
Recommending ideas for improving safety and health;
Working in a safe and healthful manner;
Observing how safety and health is enforced in the workplace