Workplace Safety

Accident Prevention Handbook

The accident prevention handbook contains valuable information about workplace safety. New employees receive a copy during their safety orientation.

Safety Committee

ESD 113 has established a safety committee as part of our comprehensive safety and health program. Committee members are elected or appointed, and represent all areas of the Tyee building, as well as the Early Learning program. The committee meets quarterly, and minutes of their meetings are emailed to all site staff and are posted on the safety bulletin board in the staff room. Contact the members of the committee if you have any safety concerns that need to be addressed.

The current members of the committee are:

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets (SDS) provide information on the potential hazards of chemicals used in the workplace, and how to safely use the products.

Employees should not bring chemicals from home into the workplace.


Got hurt on the job? -- Download printable instructions

Hurt on the job?

  • Immediately report the accident or injury to your supervisor.
  • Not all injuries require medical treatment. If your injury requires treatment, call 360-464-6880 to get a claim number.
    Note: Inform the medical provider that you are covered under ESD 113 Workers' Compensation Trust, not L&I.

    • Ask your treating medical provider to fax or mail a Provider's Initial Report to WCT. Our fax number is 360-464-6907.
    • Your medical provider must certify all restricted duties and/or time off work.
    • To maintain benefits, you must follow your medical provider's treatment plan, including follow-up visits.
  • Fill out the Employee Incident Report (en Español: Informe de Incidente de Empleado) form and submit it to your supervisor. Your supervisor will submit the form to the ESD 113 Workers' Compensation Trust.
  • Keep your supervisor informed of your recovery. Communicate significant changes in your condition or treatment to your WCT claims manager.

Minor injury?

  • Immediately report the accident to your supervisor.
  • Obtain appropriate first aid.
  • Fill out the Employee Incident Report (en Español: Informe de Incidente de Empleado) form and submit it to your supervisor. Your supervisor will submit the form to the ESD 113 Workers' Compensation Trust.

Near miss?

  • Report any close call with no injury to your supervisor so we can take corrective actions immediately.
  • Fill out the Employee Incident Report form and submit it to your supervisor. Your supervisor will submit the form to the ESD 113 Workers' Compensation Trust.



You are encouraged to print this map of the ESD building showing exits, evacuation routes, fire pull stations, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Locate your office and identify a primary and secondary evacuation route so you are prepared in case of an emergency.

Emergency Plans

New employees receive the documents listed below at their safety orientation. All employees are encouraged to review this information to be prepared for emergency situations.


During an Earthquake

Employees will:

  • Drop – Cover – Hold.
  • Quickly move to a safe location.
  • Move toward an inside wall if in an open space of the building.
  • Get away from anything that may break or fall.
  • Get under a table, a desk, or in a sturdy doorway.
  • Crouch on the floor facing away from breakables or falling objects with knees drawn up to head. Cover head with arms, and close eyes. Remain alert for aftershocks after the initial shaking stops. There may be a need to repeat the drop-cover-hold position. Be prepared for this.

After an Earthquake

Superintendent/Designee will:

  • Ensure the building, equipment, and utility systems are thoroughly checked.
  • Ensure the main gas valve and electric power switch are off, if damage is suspected.
  • Order evacuation of the building if damage has occurred by the magnitude of the quake.
  • Ensure broken or spilled items are cleaned up with proper safety and health precautions by coordinating with applicable agencies or entities that can provide assistance, information, or guidance as needed.

Employees will:

  • Report any injuries or damage to their supervisor or the superintendent/designee.
  • Remain alert for instructions to evacuate the building, or if you feel the need to evacuate, do so.
  • Employees who evacuate the building should use the closest or safest exit, then report immediately to the assembly area.
  • Avoid touching fallen power lines or anything the lines have touched. IMPORTANT: Treat all wires as live!
  • Shut off electric power to equipment if there is damage to wiring.
  • Avoid operating electrical switches/appliances or using matches, lighters, or open flame appliances if a gas leak is suspected.



Help the work station fit the employee with an Ergonomic Evaluation Assessment. Workplace ergonomic evaluations help employers recognize ergonomic hazards caused by workplace layout or design. A proper workplace set up can help to reduce employee fatigue, stress and injury. Support a new employee with their initial set up or help improve a seasoned employee’s existing space.

Ergonomic assessments typically take 15 to 30 minutes. The most common evaluations done in the school district setting are with employees who work in a desk setting with a computer and bus drivers.

Employees in need of an ergonomic evaluation should ask their supervisor to contact the Workers’ Comp Trust Safety Team (360-464-6880) to schedule an assessment.

Vector Training


As part of Capital Region ESD 113’s commitment to providing a safe working environment, part-time and full-time staff are required to complete online training with Vector Training on an annual basis.  Staff are encouraged to complete the training during their normally scheduled work day. You will receive an email with a link to training that has been assigned to you, and you will get periodic reminders until the training has been completed.


All new staff must complete the following training:

  • Back Injury & Lifting
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Boundary Invasion
  • Capital Region ESD 113 Annual Safety Training
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Drug-Free Workplace
  • Hazardous Communications
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Slips, Trips, Falls
  • Additional training dependent on your job role

ANNUAL training

  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Capital Region ESD 113 Annual Safety Training
  • Additional training, depending on job role


  • Varies by job role