Health, Wellness and Safety Committee

Our Mission:
The mission of the committee is to promote a safe and healthy environment for employees, pupils and visitors. Our goal is to ensure that work and activities that are carried out by the IDS 917 do not adversely affect the health and safety of any person.

In order to achieve this mission, we recognize the need for consultation and communication with all staff on health and safety issues. We also recognize the need to seek expert advice, where necessary, in order to determine risks to Health and Safety. We are committed to providing adequate training and information in respect of Health and Safety risk to staff, and require support from all staff and students to enable the objectives of this mission to be fulfilled.

Role of the Health, Wellness & Safety Committee:

1. To promote the health, safety and welfare at work of all staff, students and others for whom the district is responsible

2. To provide the staff training in health and safety. This will ensure that each staff member has a responsibility to take care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their actions at work.

3. Will participate in the annual visual inspection of the various school sites within ISD 917.

4. Consult on ISD 917's health and safety rating that assesses all major building systems and the effectiveness of building maintenance plans.

5. Participate in resolving health and safety complaints, including reviewing written responses to complaints.

6. Cooperate with the Dakota County Technical College's safety committee and coordinate with DCTC's building emergency plan.