The monthly Safety Spotlight topic for August is Accident Prevention & Investigation. Please share the attached Safety Spotlights with employees highlighting important information on accident prevention and investigation:
The monthly Safety Spotlight topic for July is Heat Illness Prevention. Please share the attached Safety Spotlight with employees highlighting important heat illness information. Since heat illness can affect student athletes as well, we’ve included a handout on Heat Illness Prevention for Student Athletes.
Response Considerations Beyond – Mandated Reporting of Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is a crime and any observed, disclosed, or suspected abuse should be reported to designated authorities as prescribed by mandated reporter laws. However, there are nuances to consider in your response to alleged abuse as well as organizational boundary violations. This session will address topics such as preserving evidence, juvenile offenders, internal reporting, internal investigations, organizational consequences, reporting to licensing agencies, public communication, victim, parent and mandated reporter harassment, and post-incident reviews.
Please see the invitation for Webinar #6, Building a Knowledgeable Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Team, on Tuesday, March 26 from 10am – 11am. If you are unable to join us live, each webinar will be recorded and available on the OSS Website. The attached Webinar Series Summary has additional information on all 7 webinars.
The monthly Safety Spotlight topic for February is Hazard Recognition and Response. As part of your Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), employers are required to conduct periodic safety inspections of their facilities in order to find safety hazards and make the necessary corrections.
Please see the invitation below for Webinar #5, Assessing Risky Behaviors Related to Child Sexual Abuse on Thursday, February 21 from 10am – 11am. If you are unable to join us live, each webinar will be recorded and available on the OSS Website.
Larry Teixeira, O.S.S. President presents a plaque to Salena Torres, a bus driver for Southwest Transportation Agency honoring her at their in-service day. Tyler Houston with Keenan & Associates looks on. Due to Salena’s extraordinary presence of mind and bravery, she was able to ward off what could have been a disastrous situation to both herself and the students aboard her bus. A man boarded her bus with the intention of hijacking it and demanded she take him to the San Gabriel Mission.
Boundaries that Intercede with Child Molesters’ Behaviors (Part 1) Claims of child abuse and molestation are in the news every day, often reporting multimillion-dollar settlements against schools. The current climate is demanding a shift in focus from abuse at home to abuse at school and from reporting to prevention. We are pleased to offer you the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Webinar Series with Diane Cranley which will introduce specific steps to create an environment where child molesters virtually cannot succeed without being caught and therefore won’t want to work.
The Monthly Safety Meeting topic for November is Distracted Driving. Please see the attached Safety Spotlight.
Each month we will be sending out a 1-2-page Safety Spotlight handout on the upcoming monthly safety meeting topic. This handout should be shared with your Principals and Directors as a tool for conducting a brief 5-10 minute safety overview with all staff (this can be done during regular department meetings). Please remember to have a sign-in sheet each month for your training records.
The monthly Safety Spotlight topic for August is Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Awareness. The California Code of Regulations requires employers to have…