A. Introduction

Employee safety is a high-priority concern of the Governing Board and management. It is the goal of the district to provide and maintain safe working conditions and equipment at all times, to comply with standards prescribed by applicable state and local laws and regulations affecting employee safety, and to conduct education and training to develop safety in attitude and practice. In compliance with this policy, a safety program shall be outlined under the direction of the chancellor with the goal of participation by all employees of the district in accident prevention and their acceptance of a personal responsibility for safety.

The District has developed and implemented an Injury & Illness Prevention Program to meet its obligations of maintaining a safe and healthful work place for all District employees. The Ventura County Community College District Board of Trustees, all College Presidents, and all District management support this Program to ensure that it remains a viable method of protecting all employees and all other location occupants, and meets our compliance requirements.