Safety

ESD 123 Safety Points of Contact 

Name

Title

Phone

Contact me to:

Michelle Dearlove Assistant Superintendent, Finance & Operations
544-5776
  • Answer administration questions about workers' compensation, e.g. rate info
  • Volunteer information
Diane Hagerud

Workers' Comp Office Manager

544-5703
  • Receive workers' compensation loss reports
TBD Loss Control Specialist TBD
  • Conduct an office ergonomics assessment
  • Connect schools with SafeSchools Vector training
  • Submit an Employee Incident Report

On-the-Job Safety

We’re committed to creating a workplace that is safe, healthy, and injury-free. To help achieve this goal, you should immediately report any unsafe or hazardous condition directly to your supervisor or HR.

person falling iconSafeSchools Annual Training

As part of ESD 123’s commitment to providing a safe working environment, all staff are required to complete annual safety training online with SafeSchools/Vector Training. You will receive an email with a link to the training assigned to you and periodic reminders until the training has been completed.

SafeSchools Alert

SafeSchools Alert is ESD 123’s tip reporting service for anonymously reporting bullying, intimidation, harassment, weapons, drugs, and other safety concerns. If you have any information about a threat to our safety, do your part and report it! Report here.

Reporting Minor Injuries and Near Misses

Had an accident or near miss? Submit an Employee Incident Report. This form is for reporting work-related injuries/illnesses/near misses. It is NOT a Workers’ Compensation benefits claim form.

Workers’ Compensation

If you are hurt/injured and need to report a claim, please call ESD 112 Workers’ Compensation Claims Department at 800-749-5861.

Workers’ compensation pays for approved medical, hospital, and related services due to workplace injuries and illnesses, and provides partial compensation for those who are temporarily unable to work full-time.

Safety Committee

ESD 123 has established a safety committee as part of our comprehensive safety program. Committee members are elected or appointed. The committee meets monthly, and minutes of their meetings are emailed to all site staff and are posted on the safety bulletin board in the staff room. Contact the members of the committee if you have any safety concerns that need to be addressed.


Inclement Weather – Flash Alert

school bus covered in snowThe Superintendent may elect to alter ESD 123 main office operating hours with a delayed opening, early closure, complete closure, or other closure conditions. The Superintendent will make every effort to notify all ESD 123 staff by 6:00 AM in the event of inclement weather necessitating closure/delay. Notifications will be communicated as follows:

During periods of inclement weather or other conditions, the following will apply:

  • Off-campus staff shall follow the closure/delay status of the school district in which they are assigned.  
  • Temporary telecommuting arrangements may be made on a case-by-case basis as granted by the Superintendent due to inclement weather, and as approved by the employee’s direct supervisor.
  • Work days missed because of road or weather conditions must be made up, taken from annual leave (vacation or personal), or deducted from pay unless the Superintendent approves the use of sick leave. 
  • Work days missed because of office closure called by the Superintendent may be made up, taken from leave (sick leave granted), deducted from pay, or other work arrangements as determined by the supervisor and in accordance with board policy/procedure. Time missed of one (1) hour or less does not need to be made up. 

ESD 123 and many of our region’s school districts use Flash Alert to provide communication to staff members regarding building closures and delays. In order to receive updates, you can visit www.flashalertcolumbia.net/closures-cats.html or sign up for text notifications at flashalert.net/id/ESD123. Instructions on signing up for text notifications are available here.


Emergencies

Look for updated 2022-2023 emergency protocols and expectations coming soon.

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