WISHA Resources
Accident Prevention Program

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

WISHA safety and health rules require that every employer in Washington State have a written "Accident Prevention Program". The sample Accident Prevention Program found here is provided for the use by school districts served by the Southwest and Southeast Washington Workers' Compensation Trusts and attempts to address hazards that are common to K-12 school districts. It must be noted that each school districts particular written program must be tailored to the specific needs of the district and the hazards found there.

Also provided are sample written programs that address specific hazards such as respiratory protection, fall protection, chemical hazard communication, and control of hazardous energy among others. Every school district may not require each program; it depends on the hazards found in the district.

Primary Accident Prevention Program Documents

About the sample documents

All planning documents are comprised of of Microsoft Word and Acrobat PDF documents in a compressed Zip folder

Accident Prevention Program (Zip, 72k)
Reference: WAC 296-800-140

Appendix A

Appendix B

 

Appendix C

Job & Equipment Safety Practices  (1Mb)

Appendix D

Job Hazard Assessment & Prevention Profiles  (Zip, 95k)

Appendix E

Asbestos Checklist & Requirements
Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
Chemical Hygiene Plan
Confined Space Program
Ergonomics Program
Fall Protection Program
Forklift Safety Program
Hazard Communication Program
Lockout/Tagout
Personal Protective Equipment Program
Respiratory Protection Program
Hot Work Permit Program
Fire Protection System Impairment Program
Outdoor Heat Exposure Program

Related Pages

One Final Note

Having a written program is only one step in the safety process. It is important that the district implement and enforce the program in order for it to be effective in practice, and to update your program as changes in the workplace occur.

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