SAFETY PROGRAM

Safe buildings, grounds, and equipment shall be maintained to minimize accidents or injury to students, employees and other citizens from fire, natural disasters, mechanical and electrical malfunction, and avoidable hazards.

Buildings shall be planned, equipped, and maintained in accordance with appropriate local, state and federal building codes and safety regulations.

Buildings shall be provided with alarm systems and fire extinguishers.

Proper supervision of students and other citizens using the buildings shall be required at all times.

The Superintendent shall develop a safety program which coordinates the requirements of the Civil Defense program (where required) with appropriate local authorities.

Safety instruction, to include accident prevention, safety drills, and minor first aid shall be coordinated by the professional staff.

First aid equipment shall be readily available and at least one staff member is competent to render first aid.

Any student using in the course of his studies any device dangerous or hazardous to the eyes such as welding equipment, acid or abrasives, or any other dangerous devices shall be furnished with and shall wear safety or protective glasses or goggles made of a material suitable to protect the eyes from such hazards.

Appropriate apparel shall be worn by employees when demonstrating the use of equipment which may present hazards described above.

Ref: LA-R.S. 7, 17:3701 et seq., 17:416.9, 17:2114.