The School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Program is a state-wide initiative to help school districts reduce the high rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among school employees. Funded by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) and implemented by LOHP, the SASH Program offers:
- A free training program to help build the capacity of district-level health and safety coordinators to be resources to other employees and develop their Injury and Illness Prevention Program.
- Written materials that support injury and illness prevention activities.
- Problem-solving assistance provided by a statewide resource center located at LOHP.
The SASH Training Program
LOHP conducts a free one-day training program for school district staff who are responsible for employee safety and health. These employees are typically from human resources/administration and/or the maintenance and operations department. The trainings are provided by University of California trainers at county offices of education and other convenient locations. Once they complete the training, trainees become “SASH Coordinators” for their district and receive a certificate from CHSWC and the University of California. UCLA's Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) program conducts the SASH training in Southern California.
Sept. 30, 2013– School Action for Safety and Health Training (SASH) 8 hour training in Placerville. For more information or to register for this training, please contact Donna Iverson at 510-643-8902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 29, 2013– School Action for Safety and health Training (SASH) 8 hour training in Windsor. For more information or to register for this training, please contact Donna Iverson at 510-643-8902 or email@example.com.
The SASH Program offers a variety of free written materials to help school employees identify and address health and safety issues in the school environment.
- SASH Binder
- Online Resource Guide
- SASH Newsletters
- Click here for other SASH materials.
The SASH Resource Center
LOHP also staffs the SASH Program's Resource Center. The Resource Center is available to help school districts find additional information and obtain assistance after the trainings.
In addition to the SASH program in California, LOHP has received funding from NIOSH to adapt the California SASH program for a national audience. Click below for the national version fo the SASH materials and training program which can be used to promote implementation of effective health and safety programs in school districts in other states.
National SASH Program