Hazardous and Infectious Materials
The Superintendent or a designee shall prepare a list of toxic
substances used by District employees and develop procedures for their
proper and safe containment and use. The list of toxic substances must
include those contained in the definition of “toxic substance” in the Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act as well as those listed in Illinois Department of Labor regulations.
The Superintendent is directed to provide District personnel with
procedures and training on the purchase, storage, use, transportation,
and disposal of hazardous materials. Emergency response and evacuation
plans will be a part of the procedures.
District staff shall substitute non-hazardous material for hazardous
substances whenever possible and minimize the quantity of hazardous
substances stored in school facilities. No art or craft material
containing a toxic substance shall be ordered or purchased for use in
kindergarten through grade 6; material containing toxic substances may
be used in grades 7 through 12 only if properly labeled according to
The Superintendent or a designee shall ensure that before the staff
member begins a position requiring work with hazardous materials on a
regular basis, he or she attends an approved training course.
The Superintendent or a designee shall make available an
Occupational Exposure Control Plan to eliminate or minimize occupational
exposure to potentially infectious materials. The Plan shall be
reviewed and updated by the Superintendent at least annually. The Plan
shall address the following issues:
- exposure determination;
- implementation schedule;
- procedures for evaluating an exposure incident.
Adopted: April 20, 1998