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|
|Principals and Vice-Principals||Brenda Lepine|
|Trustees Representative||Gregory Lucas|
|Managers Representative||Jodie Miller|
|Outer Islands Representative||Angela Gray|
|CUPE Representative||Janice Shields|
School Safety Committee and Site Representatives
|Fernwood||Michael Berendt, Melindi Curtis, Cathryn Pyper, Allison Ducher, Leah Ashford|
|Fulford||Lindsay MacQueen, Rebecca Nygard|
|Galiano||Erin Anderson, Brenda Lepine, Cathy Buttery|
|Gulf Islands Secondary School||Jude Shugar, Angela Thomas, Stephanie Rose|
|Maintenance Shop||Lisa Coles, Tony Copeland, Duane Little, Ryan Timms|
|Mayne||Kadek Okuda, Amy Dearden, Blair Smith|
|Phoenix Elementary||Susan Garside, Nissa Pillay|
|Pender||Angie Gray, Adrian Pendergast, Emily Raichura|
|Saltspring Island Middle||Michael Berendt, Judy Smith, Claudia Pickstone, Sue Anne Donaldson|
|Salt Spring Elementary||Shelly Johnson, Paul Johnson, Jane Sinclair, Donna Kirkpatrick|
|Saturna, SEEC||Martin Anevich,Edurne Lopez de Arbina Saez|
|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
- January 2022
- November 2021
- October 2021
- September 2021
- June 2021
- May 2021
- April 2021
- March 2021
- February 2021
- January 2021
- December 2020
- November 2020
- October 2020
- September 2020
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.
HVAC Systems Overview
When it comes to working to keep our schools as safe as possible, there are many layers of protocols and practices that are working together. One of the measures we have in place are our ventilation systems, that are being carefully kept in good working order, to maximize the amount of outside air entering our schools and classrooms.
Our Facilities team has been working exceptionally hard to make sure our schools are maximizing our systems at each site. Here are some things to know about ventilation in SD64 schools:
- With proactive years of upgrading our HVAC systems, we are meeting or exceeding the recommended standards.
- All filters are monitored and replaced on a regular schedule throughout the year.
- Our Facilities team ensures that we continue to run our ventilation at full capacity, as we maximize the circulation of outside air at each school.
Below are completed overviews of the systems at each school:
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.