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8442 - Reporting Accidents/Incidents

The Board desires that the staff make reasonable efforts to ensure a safe learning and working environment. To that end, the Board requires that accidents and incidents be reported to the school or department administrator in order to be evaluated for safety and health concerns. As soon as the administrator has knowledge that the accident or incident resulted in an injury, whether it is physical or mental, the principal must report this fact in writing to the Superintendent or designee. Injured persons shall be referred immediately to the school nurse or other appropriate medical personnel.

The Superintendent shall proffer an incident report that shall be used by all visitors, students, and employees when reporting injuries. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the date, time, and place of the incident; the names of persons involved; the nature of the injury to the extent that it is known; and a description of all relevant circumstances. Examples of reportable, avoidable incidents include, but are not limited to, the following:

  A. Slips and falls

 

  B. Fighting

 

  C. Bullying

 

  D. Harassment (sexual or other)

 

  E. Athletic injuries

 

  F. Equipment abuse

 

  G. All working injuries or expenses

 

Any employee of the Board who suffers a job-related injury must report the injury and its circumstances to the principal or job supervisor, as appropriate, as soon as possible following the occurrence of the injury. The failure of an employee to comply with this mandate may result in disciplinary action.

Upon report, the principal or designee must report the injury as outlined by the Office of Risk Management.

F.S. 1006.017

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