Are we required to notify parents and athletes about concussions?

Yes, in January of 2012, Assembly Bill 25 added section 49475 to California Education Code.  This new section requires that head injury information be provided to the guardian and athlete annually.  Both the parent/guardian and the athlete need to sign-off on the information sheet and return it to the school site. 49475. (a) If a Read more about Are we required to notify parents and athletes about concussions?[…]

What are the 5 elements of an idependent employee act for purposes of OSHA?

There are 5 elements which must be proven under the theory of Independent Employee Act, they are: The employee is experienced in the job. The employer has a well-developed safety program which includes safety training.  The training must focus on the employee-in-question’s job. The employer must enforce its safety program. The employer must enforce/discipline employees Read more about What are the 5 elements of an idependent employee act for purposes of OSHA?[…]

Do I need to post my OSHA Summary?

The Scenario of the Missing OSHA Summary So, you forgot to report a serious injury and now Cal-OSHA is crawling around your facility. Let’s face it, nobody wants to injure employees or fellow co-workers.  Organizations should provide a safe working environment.  That being said, it is much better to use funds to pay to abate Read more about Do I need to post my OSHA Summary?[…]

Do we have to care for animals on school campuses?

Yes, you must care for animals that are classroom pets.  The big problem here is not the day-to-day maintenance of the animal while school is in session, but those times when everyone is on break.  When that happens we tend to run into problems with the animal care:  feeding, warmth and our own difficulties driving Read more about Do we have to care for animals on school campuses?[…]

Can our school be used for religious purposes?

Many people understand that there is a separation of church and State, however what most people don’t understand is that this separation has certain exceptions.  If you are trying to manage risk in your school and you are asked if you can allow rental of your facilities to a church to hold services, you may Read more about Can our school be used for religious purposes?[…]

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