ARTICLE 13: SAFETY CONDITIONS 13.1 The District acknowledges its obligation to maintain a safe working environment for unit members and for prescribing appropriate safety standards. In this regard, the District intends to be guided by the California Occupational Safety and Health Act (Labor Code Section 6300). 13.2 Unit members acknowledge their obligation to comply with District safety standards, including accident and safety reports, and to practice basic safety measures. Failure to do so, may be grounds for discipline. 13.3 Unit members shall report to their immediate supervisor suspected unsafe conditions in writing. The District shall supply a report form for reporting unsafe conditions. 13.4 Unit members shall report to their immediate supervisor any abuse of school personnel, assault or battery upon school personnel, or any threat of force or violence directed toward school personnel which occurs at any time or place and is related to any school activity. Unit members are obligated to prepare any reports required by the District relating to such incidents. The District will facilitate actions against students or adults who abuse, assault, insult or upbraid employees. The District shall, upon request, respond to the affected employee within five (5) working days as to what action has been taken or is being considered by the District with respect to the incident in question. 13.4.1 Employees who have been attacked, assaulted, or battered, or who have been threatened with injury by someone the employee reasonably believes is capable of inflicting such harm, shall immediately report the incident to their immediate supervisor and to appropriate law enforcement authorities if they desire. 13.5 The District will investigate all reports of suspected unsafe conditions and shall take steps it deems necessary to correct conditions determined to be unsafe. The District shall, upon request, respond to the Association or the employee within five (5) working days as to what remedial action is being considered to correct the unsafe condition. 13.6 The District shall supply and maintain adequate means for communication between a teacher and other staff members at the school for emergency situations. 13.7 The District shall maintain a Safety Committee, which shall consist of, among others, representatives of the certificated bargaining unit. Any bargaining unit member may obtain the name of any representative of the Safety Committee and may report to a committee member any safety problems for consideration by the committee. 13.8 No unit member shall be required to perform duties under conditions which pose an immediate threat of serious physical harm to the unit member provided the unit member has reported the condition to her/his site administrator and exhausted reasonable means to correct the condition. In exercising the foregoing right, unit members shall not neglect the responsibility to provide for the safety of students. 13.9 The District shall indemnify and hold harmless from liability any unit member who performs, within the scope of her/his authority, specialized health care services. Unit members shall receive proper and adequate training in those health care services they are asked to perform. Notwithstanding the above, and with the exception of nurses, no unit member will be required to perform catheterizations, diapering, injections, ileostomies, colostomies, gastrostomies, tracheostomy, suction, oxygen administration, gavage feeding or draining. Nothing herein shall be interpreted as preventing a unit member from performing the health care services described herein if the unit member volunteers in writing and has received proper training from a certified specialist in these procedures. 13.10 No bargaining unit member shall be asked or directed to transport pupils in private vehicles. 13.11 The District will inform employees of the scope of protection for personal liability under the District's liability coverage for employees acting as agents of the District. 13.12 Each unit member shall be given a copy of the school site's student discipline procedures at the start of the school year. These procedures shall include a description of the right of a unit member to suspend a student from class. Site handbooks shall contain Education Code and procedures relating to a unit member’s suspension of a student beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. 13.13 In accordance with Education Code Section 49079, the District shall notify a unit member of any pupil enrolled in her/his class who has engaged in, or is reasonably suspected to have engaged in, within the last three years, any of the acts subject to suspension or expulsion under the Education Code Section 48900 that are reportable under Section 49079 when such information is made known to the District. The District shall provide the information to the teacher through records the District maintains in its ordinary course of business or receives from a law enforcement agency. Any information received by a unit member pursuant to this section shall be received in confidence for the limited purpose for which it is intended and shall not be disseminated by the teacher. Violation of this confidentiality requirement by a unit member shall be grounds for discipline.
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