District personnel will provide appropriate first aid and emergency treatment, and contact emergency
medical services (EMS) when appropriate, for any individual who is injured or becomes ill while
on district property, on district transportation or at a district activity. Further medical attention,
including the cost of services provided by EMS, is the responsibility of the individual unless
otherwise required by law.
In accordance with law, any qualified employee will be held harmless and immune from civil
liability for administering epinephrine, medications, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or other
lifesaving methods in good faith and according to standard medical practice. A qualified employee
is one who has been trained to administer medication or medical services according to standard
medical practice. Procedures for handling emergencies will be established and distributed in each
The superintendent, in consultation with the school nurse, is authorized to implement a program to
train students and employees in CPR and other lifesaving methods.
Employees must report all injuries to their supervisor immediately. Staff who witness any injury or
observe the onset of a serious illness on district property, on district transportation or at a district
activity will prepare a written incident report on the incident form available in each building. A copy
of the incident report form will be filed with the appropriate designee as soon after witnessing the
event as possible.
The superintendent is charged with providing the Board periodic statistical reports on the number
and types of injuries occurring on district property or at district activities as well as information on
individual accidents or injuries as necessary.
The superintendent or designee will continuously review job descriptions and district activities to
improve safety in the district. The district will provide protective equipment when it is required by
law or when it is determined by the superintendent or designee to be necessary to maintain district
safety standards. In accordance with law, students, staff and visitors must wear eye protective
devices in vocational, technical and industrial arts courses and laboratories involving chemicals,
welding, construction, vehicle repair or other activities as designated by the district. When provided,
all persons are required to use protective equipment as directed. Failure to do so will result in
disciplinary action including removal from school property or the activity requiring protective gear.
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Note: The reader is encouraged to check the index located at the beginning of this section
for other pertinent policies and to review administrative procedures and/or forms for
Cross Refs: GBEA, Workers' Compensation
GBEBA, Drug-Free Workplace
JFCA, Student Dress Code
JHC, Student Health Services and Requirements
JHCD, Administration of Medications to Students
Legal Refs: §§ 167.621, .624, .630, 170.005, RSMo.
Steelville R-III School District, Steelville, Missouri
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