Accident Prevention

  • OEHS is available to assist site administrators in determining the cause of workplace accidents and developing an action plan to reduce the frequency of worker injuries. Site administrators may request a Loss Analysis Report specific to a school, location, or Division, which can help to identify problem areas. A Loss Analysis Report is distributed to each Division on a quarterly basis, and includes information on the number and cost of workplace injuries by location. Accident prevention training can be arranged by contacting OEHS at (213) 241-3199. For further information, refer to Safety Alert No. 04-14, Accident Investigation and Reporting (*.pdf), Safety Alert 04-02, Reporting Safety Hazards (*.pdf), and Safety Alert 03-03, District Response to Serious Incidents (*.pdf).

    All accidents and injuries must be investigated and reported within 24 hours of the incident. The District’s Injury / Accident Investigation Report has been incorporated into the Incident System Tracking Accountability Report (ISTAR). For further information on ISTAR refer to Bul 5269.2 Incident System Tracking Accountability Report (ISTAR).

    Serious employee injuries that result in death, disfigurement, dismemberment or hospitalization for more than 24 hours for treatment other than observation must be reported to the California Occupational Health and Safety Administration (Cal/OSHA) and OEHS within eight hours.  OEHS may conduct an in depth analysis of these accidents in addition to the investigation conducted by the site using the OEHS Serious Accident Procedure.

    The Safety and Health Accident Reduction Plan (SHARP) is intended to provide the Los Angeles Unified School District’s management with an objective method to evaluate division specific Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management programs, including liability claims, occupational safety, and workers’ compensation claim performance.  In addition, the SHARP provides Division management with a systematic risk based planning process.  The program involves the development and implementation of an annual occupational safety and health and liability loss control planning and objective completion-tracking tool.  The development of the SHARP is a joint effort by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Division management team.

    For a detailed explanation of the program, please click on the following link:
    Safety and Health Accident Reduction Plan Template

    FY 2013-14 LAUSD Injury Reduction Strategic Plan

    Due to rising Workers' Compensation cost and an increase in the District Total Incident Rate (TIR), the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) conducted an evaluation of current District efforts related to industrial accident prevention.  Existing activities conducted by Educational Service Centers, Facilities Services Division, Food Services, Transportation and the Division of Risk Management and Insurance Services were evaluated to determine effectiveness and establish performance objectives for FY 2013-14.

    District-wide performance results indicate that occupational safety and health related injury rates and incurred workers' compensation cost have been steadily increasing over the past 5 years.  In addition, compliance to site-specific mandatory Injury and Illness Prevention Plan requirements have been declining over the same period.  As a result, OEHS drafted the attached plan to develop a strategic framework to improve programs and processes related to accident prevention.

    If you have any questions regarding the plan, please contact OEHS at (213) 241-3199.