District Health and Safety
Information and Resources
Committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment
Welcome to the Health and Safety site. This page provides Health and Safety information and related links to Health and Safety.
School Board Policies #300 and #303 Health and Safety
Joint Health and Safety Committee Constitution
Joint Health and Safety Committee Representatives
|Teacher Rep/Co-Chair||Alison Bain|
|CUPE Representative||Janice Shields|
|Principals and Vice-Principals||Adrian Pendergast|
|Trustees Representative||Tisha Boulter|
|Managers Representative||Jodie Miller|
|Outer Islands Representative||Angela Gray|
|CUPE Representative||Andy McNish|
School Safety Committee and Site Representatives
|Fernwood||Kelda Logan, Alison Bain, Melindi Curtis|
|Fulford||Lindsay MacQueen, Janice Shields, Marie Mullen|
|Galiano||Erin Anderson, Brenda Lepine, Cathy Buttery|
|Gulf Islands Secondary School||Tony Marshall, Jude Shugar, Andy McNish, Angela Thomas|
|Maintenance Shop||Andy McNish, Lisa Coles, Tony Copeland, Duane Little, Sonia Shaw|
|Mayne||Kadek Okuda, Amy Dearden, Blair Smith|
|Phoenix Elementary||Jessica Reveley|
|Pender||Angie Gray, Adrian Pendergast, Emily Raichura|
|Saltspring Island Middle||Cynthia Marshall, Ann Valikoski, Michael Berendt, Bryce Woollcombe|
|Salt Spring Elementary||Shelly Johnson, Paul Johnson, Jane Sinclair, Donna Kirkpatrick|
|Saturna, SEEC||Martin Anevich, Ruth Daber|
|School Board Office||Jenny Langdon|
Injury Reporting Information and Forms
- Injury reporting flow chart
- Instructions for reporting injuries
- Report Near Miss (non-worksafe)
- Form 6 Workers Report of Injury
- Form 7 Supervisors report of injury
- Incident Investigation
- Investigation Guide
- Safety Concern Reporting Flowchart
- New Worker Orientation
- Assistance on how to fill out the New Worker Form
- Violent Incident Report
- Working Alone Procedure and Buddy Form
- School Absenteeism Reporting Form
Joint Health and Safety Committee Minutes
Fire Safety Plans
- The School District 64 Safety Fire Plan is a working document for SD 64 staff, students and parents.
- Letter of recognition by the Saltspring Fire Department.
Cleaning for Health
SD # 64 Building Service Worker: Green Cleaning Program
The Building Service Workers of SD # 64 have been implementing a Cleaning for Health program. The program is part of the Building Service Worker training program being provided by Servitech training. Servitech training is a consulting and training company that works with schools and businesses to develop effective green cleaning programs.
In 2 years School District 64 has made many changes. The following is a list of some of the changes:
- Using green seal approved cleaning products
- Applying green seal approved floor finishes
- High particulate filtering systems on vacuums
- Using vacuums when possible instead of dry mops
- Eliminating High Speed buffing
- Using Bio products on the commercial kitchen floor
- Using Bio products to control odors
- Using Auto Scrubbers to wash and restore floors
- Using Microfiber as a cleaning tool
- Green Seal
- Letter of Recognition Green Cleaning Program
- Pioneer Eclipse Envirostar Product information
Future Goals to the Cleaning for Health Program
- Biodegradable garbage bags
- More microfiber cleaning systems
- Standards that recognize cleaning for health and not appearance
- Hydrogen Peroxide green seal sanitizing products
British Columbia experiences over 1,200 earthquakes a year, 300 of which occur in the lower mainland and on Vancouver island. Almost all of these earthquakes are too small to be felt. However, a stronger earthquake could occur at any time. It may happen during the day or at night, on a weekend or a workday, in any season and in any weather condition.
British Columbia is vulnerable to two types of earthquakes: those occurring within the earth’s crustal plates and those occurring at the interface between crustal plates. Earthquakes that originate within a plate are seldom greater than magnitude 7.5 and typically shake for less than one minute. In contrast, earthquakes that originate between plates are usually larger than magnitude 8.0 and the shaking may last as long as 3 or 4 minutes.
British Columbia is vulnerable to the largest type of earthquake called a “subduction” quake, which occurs between two plates. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is located approximately 100 kilometres west of Vancouver Island and earthquakes here recur every 550 years on average. The range of recurrence, however, varies from 200 years to 900 years. The last subduction earthquake was in January 1700.
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Canada is a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in the Queen Charlotte Islands—and the largest earthquake likely to have occurred in Canada is the 1700 Cascadia Earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9.0.
What’s the largest earthquake possible?
The largest earthquakes recorded on earth are subduction earthquakes– measuring magnitude 9.5 off the coast of Chile in 1960 and magnitude 9.2 in Alaska in 1964. Generally the size of an earthquake is controlled by the length of the faults on which they occur. The longer the fault—the stronger the potential earthquake. Currently, there are no known faults capable of generating a magnitude 10.0 or larger earthquake.