The Board recognizes that safety and health standards for students, staff, and others having business with the District, should be incorporated into all aspects of the operation of the District. Rules for safety and prevention of accidents will be posted in compliance with the Montana Safety Culture Act and the Montana Safety Act. Injuries and accidents will be reported to the District office. Safety education, accident prevention, and proper supervision are important as protective measures to promote a culture of safety awareness.
It is the policy of Butte School District #1 to provide a safe and healthful work environment for our employees, students and visitors. Safety is a shared responsibility of all Butte School District #1 employees and in the interest of improved safety Butte School District #1 shall provide, so far as possible, facilities free of health and safety hazards. To accomplish this, Butte School District #1 shall comply with all occupational safety, health and environmental laws mandated by relevant local, state and federal law or regulation.
To prevent injuries to its personnel and students, and to prevent damage to property and equipment, Butte School District #1 shall require compliance with safety regulations and procedures. In turn each person is ultimately responsible for personal safety, and shall follow safety and health policies and procedures, and exercise caution in the performance of duties. Personnel shall use normal safe working practices, observe and obey safety postings and rules. Personnel shall also use and maintain personal protective equipment when needed and approved, and personnel shall promptly report all accidents within 48 hours to appropriate authorities.
To facilitate the environment of safety the district has developed safety policies that include a District Accident Prevention Team (DAPT) that concentrates on Faculty and Staff safety. A Butte Public Schools (BPS) Disaster Preparedness Committee that concentrates on planning for emergencies. And Building Safety Teams that concentrate on student safety.Maintaining a safe environment is the responsibility of everyone in the district. Facilitating this effort is the responsibility of the Safety Coordinator.
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