School Facilities Safety

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Workplace Safety Tips for Schools

The Workers' Compensation exposure for elementary through high school employees will range from moderate to substantial. Typical hazards include slips, trips, and falls, back injuries, burns and skin irritations, electrical- or machinery-related accidents, assaults by students, injuries from breaking up student altercations, sports injuries, exposure to bloodborne pathogens, and stress-related disorders.

It’s important to identify how workplace safety can be improved for school workers to help reduce accidents and injuries that could lead to a workers’ compensation claim. AmTrust’s Loss Control department offers a variety of safety tips and training videos designed to enhance employee safety at your organization.

School Safety Training Videos

Safety starts with knowledge. AmTrust knows that safety training is key to a proactive approach in minimizing injuries, incidents and controlling costs. AmTrust policyholders can gain free access to relevant training videos by clicking here to complete the form. These videos are designed for small group or large group training (classroom style) to enhance safety culture and facilitate safety meetings.

To view school safety videos:
  • Click this link:‚Äč
  • Enter username and password
  • Depending on your organization's training needs, type a related keyword in the search box.  For example: school safety, slip/falls, active shooter, bloodborne pathogens, body mechanics
  • After the safety videos appear, simply click the “Play Video” or “Juega Espanol”. To the right are examples of videos available to our policyholders.

Along with this access, AmTrust policyholders receive a subscription to our entire library of Loss Control videos, which serve as complete training kits with a leader’s guide, quiz and certificate of completion. The majority of the videos are also available in Spanish.

Policyholder video examples
(click here to receive login credentials)

school safety

School Safety

Comprehensive School Safety Guide 
State Search Tool - School Safety Programs
School Safety and Security Tool Kit 
School Safety Review Checklist
Safe School Self Assessment Checklist
School Safety Inspection Checklist
School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
Search Tool - School Safety Resources
Janitorial Safety Training Guide
Janitors, Custodians, and Housekeepers - Working Safer and Easier
Physical Education Teacher Safety 
School Bus Driver Safety
Health and Safety Tip Sheet for School Food Service Employee
Food Service Workers Safety Guide
Health & Safety Tip Sheet for School Maintenance Staff

Infectious Diseases

Controlling Exposure: Protecting Workers from Infection Disease
A Best Practices Approach for Reducing Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure - Cal/OSHA
Hand Hygiene Facsheet
Flu Control Measures for Healthcare Facilitis Factsheet

Back Injury Prevention

Back Injury Prevention Program Basics
Manual Material Handling: An Ergonomic Approach
Does your Back Hurt? - Guide to Preventing Low Back Pain

Slip, Trip, Falls

Protect Your Employees from Preventable Injuries
Slips and Falls Prevention
Slips, Trips and Falls
Protecting Workers from Slips, Trips and Falls During Disaster Response

Bomb Threats

Bomb Threats
Bomb Threat Checklist

Electrical Safety

Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Electrical Safety
OSHA - Controlling Electrical Hazards
OSHA Electrical Safety Fact Sheet
Basics of Lockout/Tagout
TDI-Lockout Tagout
Lockout Tagout Basics and Quiz
Lockout Tagout Fact Sheet

Emergency Planning

Sample Emegency Action Plan


OSHA Computer Workstations eTool
Computer Workstation Ergonomics
Computer Workstation Ergonomics – Infographic
Easy Ergonomics
Workplace Ergonomics/Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Motion/ Cumulative Trauma Injuries

Chemical Hazards & Hazard Communication

School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
OSHA Safety & Health Topics - Chemical Hazards
Flammable and Combustible Liquid Storage Cabinets
Hazard Communication - OSHA Website
Sample Hazard Communication Program 
A Guide to GHS
Hazard Communication Brief

Drug Policy

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Fire Prevention

Establishing Smoking Controls
Dry-Pipe Sprinkler Valve Heated Enclosure
Winterizing Automatic Sprinkler Systems
OSHA Fire Safety
Fire Prevention Plan
Fire Safety Fact Sheet

First Aid

First Aid
Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program

Ladder and Stair Safety

Ladder Safety eTool
Ladder Safety
OSHA resource on ladder safety - Spanish Version 
Extension Ladder Fact Sheet 


OSHA Lead Resources

Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding Safety

Outside Workers

Heat Safety Tool
Ride-On Mowers

Personal Protective Equipment

OSHA Personal Protective Equipment
Eye Protection Basics
Eye Protection Program
Hand Protection Basics
Head Protection Basics 
Hearing Conservation
Protective Clothing
Protective Footwear Basics
PPE Fact Sheet
PPE Overview

Tool Safety

Nail Gun Safety
OSHA Nail Gun Safety
Checklist for Abrasive Wheel Equipment Grinders - OSHA Website
Machine Guarding Basics

Vehicle Safety

School Bus Driver Safety
Basic Driving Practices
Fleet Loss Control Program
Fleet Safety Guide
Accident Report Brochure
Accident Analysis - Fleet
Sample MVR Policy
Sample MVR Employee Authorization
Total Cost of Vehicle Accidents
NHSTA's Distracted Driver Resources
15 Passenger Vans - Safety Advisory
15 Passenger Vans - NHTSA

Workplace Violence

OROSHA Violence Prevention Materials
Protecting Communicty Workers Against Violence
OSHA Factsheet
OSHA Workplace Violence

Active Attacker

Active Shooter Preparedness
Downloadable Active Shooter Course - FEMA
Downloadable Active Shooter Workshops in Multiple Languages - DHS
OSHA Workplace Violence Resources
OSHA Fact Sheet - Workplace Violence