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In accordance with the policy of the board of education, the following regulation establishes procedures for the use, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials in this school district.


Hazardous materials are defined to be those items listed in Oklahoma and federal law and regulations regarding the transpor­tation of hazardous materials.  Examples include, but are not limited to the following:


          Non-building related asbestos materials;


          Lead and lead compounds (included in school supplies, e.g., art supplies, ceramic glazes, etc.);


          Compressed gases (natural gas), and explosive (hydrogen), poisonous (chlorine), or toxic gases (including exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide);


          Solvents (gasoline, turpentine, mineral spirits, alcohol, carbon tetrachloride);


          Liquids, compounds, solids or other hazardous chemicals that might be toxic, poisonous, or cause serious bodily injury;


          Materials required to be labeled by the Department of Agriculture or the EPA (pesticides, algaecide, rodenicide, bactericides);


          Regulated underground storage tank hazardous materials (including diesel fuel, regular and unleaded gasoline, oil (both new and used), and propylene glycol).


Each building principal or project manager is responsible for ensuring receipt, proper labeling and storage of haz­ard­ous materials received at their location.  Copies of the current inventory will be provided to the superintendent no later than May 1 of each year.  Inventory lists will be maintained and may be made available to appropriate police, fire, and emergency service districts as appropriate.


The superintendent or superintendent's designee will maintain a set of material safety data sheets (MSDS) for the district.


Purchase orders for hazardous materials will include a requirement that the shipment of any such materials include MSDS with any order or portion of order.  Purchase orders also will note that failure to provide MSDS with the ship­ment may result in either the District's refusing to accept the shipment or conditionally accept­ing the shipment and refusing to pay for the material until the MSDS are provided.  These procedures will apply to all hazardous materials regardless of the method of acquisition.


Storage of hazardous materials will be in compliance with any local ordinances and state and federal law and regu­la­tions.  Hazardous materials will be separated and labeled according to hazardous characteristics and stored safely in storage areas appropriate to the risk posed by the materials.  Where appro­priate, storage cabinets may be locked and access to students or non-authorized staff limited.  Containers will be labeled to show the date of receipt by the district, shelf life, and expiration date.  Materials should be stored so that the oldest materials are used first.






The superintendent or designee will maintain a master Chemical Information List (CIL) that shall contain the com­mon and trade names of all hazardous substances used or stored within the dis­trict.  Any new substances introduced into the district will be added to the master CIL within 30 days.


The superintendent or designee will maintain a CIL on each employee who works with or who has had chemical expo­sure at a workplace within the district.  Such CILs shall be presented to any employee upon request and to all appro­priate employees at least once annually.  The master and individual CILs will be made available for inspection within 24 hours of an employee's request.


Each building principal will maintain a Chemical Information List (CIL) of hazardous materials used or stored in their respective building.  Such CILs will be available for inspection by any employee working in the building or who is known to have had exposure to any chemical or other hazardous substance stored within the building.





REFERENCE:    40 O.S. §401, §403

                                40 O.S. §450, et seq.