Hazardous Substances



The Governing Board recognizes that potentially hazardous substances are used in the daily operations of our schools. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure these substances are inventoried, used, stored and regularly disposed of in a safe and legal manner.

Insofar as possible, the Superintendent or designee shall minimize the quantities of hazardous substances stored on school property and shall substitute less dangerous materials for hazardous substances.

Hazard Communication Program
The Superintendent or designee shall develop, implement and monitor a written hazard communication program in accordance with state law. As part of this program, he/she shall ensure that employees are fully informed about the properties and potential hazards of substances to which they may be exposed and that material safety data sheets are readily accessible to them.

Teachers shall instruct students about the importance of proper handling, storage, disposal and protection when using any potentially hazardous substance.

Legal Reference:

Education Code
49341 Legislative findings
49401.5 Legislative intent; consultation services
49411 Chemical listing; compounds used in school programs; determination of shelf life; disposal

Food and Agriculture Code
12981 Regulations re pesticides and worker safety

Health and Safety Code
25500-25520 Hazardous materials release response plans; inventory

Labor Code
6360-6363 Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act

First Reading: 11/8/00

Governing Board Adoption: 1/17/01

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