Improving Employee Health & Safety in California Schools

Since 2010, the UCLA-LOSH Program has participated in the School Action for Safety and Health (SASH) Training Program.

This statewide initiative is funded by the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) to help California K-12 school districts reduce the high rate of work-related injuries and illnesses among school employees.

What Does The SASH Program Offer?

1. A FREE, one-day training course to help build the capacity of district-level health and safety coordinators to be resources to other school employees and develop an Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to identify, prevent and eliminate hazards.

2. Written materials that support injury and illness prevention.

3. Problem-solving assistance provided by a statewide SASH Program’s Resource Center.

Southern California SASH Training Courses

UCLA-LOSH staff facilitate the SASH IIPP training courses throughout Southern California. Participants receive a certificate and a course binder complete with factsheets, tools, occupation-specific tip sheets, a guidebook for writing an IIPP, and other health and safety school resources. For more information on participating or hosting a FREE SASH IIPP training course, contact Environmental Career Worker Training Project Coordinator, Yodit Semu at ysemu@irle.ucla.edu.

Upcoming Trainings

LOSH: UCLA Labor Occupational Safety & Health

Wednesday, November 23, 2021 – 10:00AM -12:30PM PST: FULL

Wednesday, December 07, 2021 – 10:00AM -12:30PM PST

Contact: Yodit at ysemu@irle.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

LOHP: UC Berkeley Labor Occupational Health Program

All Dates Flyer (Classes will now be 2.5 hours instead of 4 hours)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 8:30AM -11:00AM PST

Contact: Rosa at rmm@berkeley.edu if you have any questions.

SASH MATERIALS

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. Materials are available for California and national schools. Visit our SASH publications page to view and download the materials.

Fact Sheets for SASH Coordinators

Tools for SASH Coordinators

Tipsheets for School Employees

CPP & IIPP Guide and Template for SASH Coordinators

Health and Safety Resources for School Districts

For more information about SASH, contact Environmental Career Worker Training Project Coordinator, Yodit Semu at ysemu@irle.ucla.edu.