Submit a Safety Concern
The Safety Incentive Program improves the safety and health of our employees and the conditions of our work environments and campuses.
Each month, there will be a random drawing for a $50 gift card provided by the Irving Schools Foundation, on behalf of Commercial Risk Services, Inc. This drawing will be for all suggestions that were submitted in that month.
To be considered for the incentive and if you notice an unsafe environment or behavior, submit a concern to the Safety Concern Form.
Decrease Workplace Injuries
The best way to prevent injuries and the accompanying costs would be to avoid the injury. The district does the following to prevent an injury and protect the workforce:
A District Loss Control Committee (LCC) has been established and routinely meets to identify and coordinate corrective measures needed to eliminate or control recognized safety and health hazards throughout the district. In addition to this committee, departmental committees are being created as well. These committees meet monthly to review accidents that have occurred within the department. Please contact the Risk Management Department if your department would like to receive the training required to form a committee.
Educate Employees and Management Staff
Safety standards are continually cultivated. Districtwide training is provided to reiterate the importance of following safety measures as often as possible. Supplemental training in body mechanics is also provided to reduce strain injuries to keep employees safe during lifting and moving.
Research Safety Vulnerabilities
The LCC pays extra attention to common accidents and develops strategies to keep them from recurring.
Provide Protection Equipment
Employees are provided and taught how to properly use personal protection equipment (PPE), such as goggles, face protection, gloves, safety shoes, etc. PPE is essential and is enforced at hiring, meetings, and with spontaneous monitoring.
Don't Take Shortcuts
Accidents happen when employees skip steps to complete a job ahead of schedule. It is critically important to make sure all instructions are clear and organized to prevent undue mishaps in the workplace.
Keep An Orderly Workplace
Poor housekeeping can cause serious health and safety hazards. Irving ISD has dedicated staff that works diligently to ensure the cleanliness of all district facilities in order to provide a pleasant and productive atmosphere for our students, staff, and community.
Unfortunately, no matter how much we prepare, an accident can still occur, and an employee can still get injured. When that happens, the district is prepared to quickly get them the care they need.