Occupational Safety & Training

The Occupational Safety program promotes health and wellness for all SDUSD personnel and works to reduce injuries in the workplace. In order for the safety program to be effective, it requires a multi-facetted approach. The Safety Office conducts outreach, training and consultation as well as site inspections and assessments to identify workplace hazards in order to control, reduce and eliminate occupational hazards and risks.

School Safety Inspection Autoshop Inspection


Report Environmental Health or Safety Concern:

To report an environmental health or safety concern, click on the form below, complete and send it to the Environmental Health & Safety Office (EH&S):
EHS Reporting Form

To report a serious injury, please click on the form below and review and follow the Risk Management directions:

Serious Injury Reporting Flyer

Annual School Safety Inspection Checklist:




Annual CAL/OSHA Mandated Training (Injury Illness Prevention Program, Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Communication & Fire Safety) has been incorporated into SDUSD SafeSchools Online Training.
All employees are required to have the four above listed trainings annually per CAL/OSHA regulations. Take the necessary time to ensure that you stay in compliance by completing the trainings as they are delivered to you via email.

Monthly Safety Meetings will also be delivered to you via SafeSchools, and there may be additional trainings that are sent directly by your supervisor in addition to those on SafeSchools. The monthly safety meetings and topics are include below for March - August 2021:







Hazard Communication*



Safety Data Sheets



Chemical Spills Overview



 OSHA Top 10 and Holiday Safety (Custom)



 Injury & Illness Prevention Plan*


Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention*

2022 Personal Protective Equipment
April 2022 Ladder Safety
May 2022 Fire Extinguisher Safety*
June 2022 Heat Illness Prevention 
July 2022 Back Injury and Lifting


*Cal-OSHA mandated topic

Additional Training

Ladder Safety & Office Safety
Ladder Safety Presentation
Ladder Safety Flyer
Office Safety Flyer
Ladder Safety Information https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/default.aspx

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & National Ladder Safety Month
PPE Presentation
PPE Fact Sheet
PPE Guide from OSHA
National Ladder Safety Month https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/default.aspx

Remember to conduct training with site staff.
For questions contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office.
Mandated Training for New & Existing Employees
Monthly Safety Training Topics
Safety Training Sign-in Sheet


    Heat Illness & Prevention  

Heat and Illness Prevention Links/Information

SDUSD Heat Illness Prevention Plan

AP 4032 Operation of Schools During Hot Weather (Rev 9-15-15)

Heat Illness Presentation

Heat Illness Flyer

Sun Safety Flyer

CA Code of Regulations (CCR)Title 8, §3395. Heat Illness Prevention

National Weather Service (NOAA) – San Diego County Map

NOAA, National Weather Service Heat Index Chart

Fed OSHA Heat Safety APP for iPhone & Android - This is a handy tool to obtain the heat index either automatically or by manually entering temperature & humidity. It also provides safety tips and other pertinent information.

APCD Air Quality Forecast – San Diego

Recently Added Forms

New Annual School Safety Inspection Checklist - Replaces old Semi-annual Site Safety Inspection Form.
Due December 1, 2019 and every year after due November 1.

Guideline for School Inspection Checklist
Guideline for Annual Inspection Checklist
School Safety Inspection Reference Book
Safety Inspection Reference Book
San Diego Fire Department Inspection Program
OHS-017 SDFD Inspection Program
Fire Extinguishers
OHS-016 Clean Up of Discharged Fire Extinguishers
Attachment A - ABC Dry Clemical Ext Agent SDS
Attachment B - K Wet Chemical Ext Agent SDS
Offsite Bus Fluid Spills Response & Reporting
EHS-003 Offsite Spills Response & Reporting
Universal Waste Management Program
EHS-004 Universal Waste Management Updated January 2020
Guidelines for Managing Abandoned Automotive Batteries
EHS-005 Abandoned Automotive Batteries
Automotive Battery Tracking Form
Guidelines for Managing Sharps Waste
EHS-006 Sharps Waste
Sharps Removal Request Form
Sharps Removal Form
Guidelines for Managing Pharmaceutical Waste
EHH-007 Pharmaceutical Waste
Pharmaceutical Waste Tracking Form
Controlled Substance Waste Tracking Form
Guidelines for Managing Bio-Hazard Waste
EHS-008 Biological Solid Waste
Reporting Stationary Refrigeration Systems
EHS-011 Refrigeration Systems


Back & Lifting Safety
For Back & Lifting Safety Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
Lifting Risk Factors Flyer
Back Safety Flyer
Safety Lifting Techniques Flyer


Custodial Safety
Custodial Safety Program
CA-OSHA Custodial Safety
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/ohsep/Pages/class.aspx Cleaning for Asthma-Safe Schools

Electrical Safety
Electrical Safety Tips Flyer

Emergency Preparedness
Emergency Disaster Quick Reference Guide

Back Strengthening Exercises
Computer Workstation Handout
Computer Worstation Set-up
Safe Lifting Guidelines for PARA Educators
OSHA Laboratory Ergonomics

Eyewash Safety
Eyewash & Shower Station Monthly Inspection

Fire Safety
Fire Safety Quick Reference Handout
Fire Safety Flyer
Fire Extinguisher Safety Flyer
Fire Extinguisher Monthly Inspection
Common Fire Hazards & Prevention Strategies

Golf Cart/Power Cart Safety
For Golf Cart Training Flyer https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
SDUSD Golf Cart Policy

Hazard Awareness
Hazard Awareness Flyer

Hearing Conservation
SDUSD Hearing Conservation Program

Heat Illness
For Heat Illness Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
SDUSD Heat Illness Prevention Plan
AP 4032 Operation of Schools During Hot Weather (Rev 9-15-15)

Holiday Safety
Holiday & Recreation Safety

Injury & Illness Prevention Program
For IIPP Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
Injury and Illness Prevention Program - 2022

Ladder Safety
For Ladder Safety Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
Ladder Safety Flyer

Landscape Safety
Landscape Safety Program

Office Safety
Office Safety Flyer 

Playground Safety
Playground Equipment Safety

Power & Hand Tool Safety
Checklist for Abrasive Wheel Equipment
Power Tool Institute Safety Handbook
Nail Gun Safety
Hand Tool Safety Flyer

Propane Safety
For Propane Gas Safety Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations
Propane Safety Flyer

Slips Trips & Falls (STF)
For STF Presentation https://www.sandi.net/staff/safety-management/training-presentations