• KERMAN UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

     AR 4157.2/4257.2/4357.2

     

    All Personnel

    Ergonomics 

     

    The Superintendent or designee shall implement an ergonomics program to identify risk factors in the work environment that may result in injuries or illnesses to employees and shall design measures to mitigate such risk factors. The program shall include a study of body movements and positions used during work, the tools and equipment used, the physical environment (such as temperature, noise, and lighting), and the organizational environment (such as deadlines, teamwork, and supervision) in order to identify potential causes of stress on the body over time, such as exertion or strain, awkward or sustained posture, or repeated motions.

    An employee who experiences pain, numbness, stiffness, swelling, tingling, weakness, or other symptom(s) of a repetitive motion injury (RMI) or other musculoskeletal disorder that may be caused or aggravated by workplace conditions shall report the problem to his/her supervisor.

    (cf. 4157.1/4257.1/4357.1 - Work-Related Injuries)

    When an RMI which is objectively identified and diagnosed by a licensed physician to be a musculoskeletal injury has been reported by two or more District employees within a 12-month period, and is determined to be predominantly caused by a repetitive job, process, or operation of an identical work activity, the Superintendent or designee shall:  (8 CCR 5110)

    1. Evaluate each job, process, or operation of identical work activity at the work site, or a representative number of such jobs, processes, or operations of identical work activities, for exposures which have caused RMIs
    2. Correct in a timely manner, or minimize to the extent feasible if correction is not possible, any exposures that have caused RMIs, taking into consideration engineering controls such as work station redesign, adjustable fixtures, or tool redesign, and administrative controls such as job rotation, work pacing, or work breaks
    3. Provide staff training that includes an explanation of:
    1. The District's ergonomics program
    2. The exposures that have been associated with RMIs
    3. The symptoms and consequences of injuries caused by repetitive motion
    4. The importance of reporting symptoms and injuries to the District
    5. Methods used by the District to minimize RMIs

    Strategies adopted for identifying and correcting workplace conditions or practices that may increase employees' risk of RMIs may be incorporated into the District's injury and illness prevention program developed pursuant to Labor Code 6401.7 and 8 CCR 3203.

    (cf. 4157/4257/4357 - Employee Safety)

     

    Legal Reference:
    EDUCATION CODE
    44984  Industrial accident and illness leaves, certificated employees
    45192  Industrial accident and illness leaves, classified employees
    GOVERNMENT CODE
    21153  Employer not to separate for disability members eligible to retire
    LABOR CODE
    142.3  Adoption, amendment or repeal of standards and orders
    3200-4855  Workers' compensation, especially:
    3550-3553  Employee notice
    3600-3605  Conditions of liability
    3760  Report of injury to insurer
    4600  Provision of medical and hospital treatment by employer
    4906  Disclosures and statements
    5400-5404  Notice of injury or death
    6303  Place of employment; employment
    6305  Occupational safety and health standards; special orders
    6310  Retaliation for filing complaint prohibited
    6357  Standards for workplace ergonomics
    6401.7  Injury prevention programs
    6409.1  Reports
    CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 8
    3203  Injury and Illness Prevention Program
    5110  Repetitive motion injuries
    Management Resources:
    CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PUBLICATIONS
    Ergonomic Hazards, Fact Sheet H
    Guide to Developing Your Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program, rev. May 2011
    WEB SITES
    California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health:  http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh
     


    Regulation approved:  03/19/1998
    Amended:  9/20/2018

  • Notice of Non-Discrimination in District Programs and Activities:  The Kerman Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, religion, marital or parental status, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

    Designated Compliance Officer: Assistant Superintendent Personnel

    Address: 151 S. First Street, Kerman, CA  93630

    Phone Number: (559) 843-9000