Welcome to the SPPS District Safety Committee Website. The goal of this committee is to provide staff, students and parents a venue to ask questions and have their safety concerns addressed. Please see the Committee General Statement and the contact information for the Safety Committee in the navigation pane on the left side of the screen.
Safety concerns addressed through this site will be sent to the District Safety Committee for consideration and response.
About Submitting Concerns:
In many cases, a safety concern can be addressed by a buildings Head Engineer, who can submit work orders for repairs and issues specific to a site. Before submitting a Safety Concern to the Committee, please see examples below of what the Committee can and cannot respond to:
SPPS Safety Committee
Saint Paul Public Schools is committed to preventing workplace injuries and illnesses among all employees. To prevent these losses, a joint management-labor safety committee has been established. Employee involvement in accident prevention and support of safety committee members and activities is necessary to ensure a safe workplace.
The purpose of our safety committee is to involve labor and management in a cooperative effort to promote safety and health in the workplace. The safety committee will assist management and make recommendations for change.
The committee shall be comprised of both employee and employer representatives. Employee representatives shall be volunteers or elected by their peers. If no employees volunteer or are elected, they may be appointed by management. Employer representatives will be appointed. Safety committee members will serve terms of at least one year. Committee membership terms will be staggered, so at least one experienced member is always serving on the committee.
Extent of Authority
The safety committee advises management about safety and health issues in the workplace. All written recommendations from the safety committee will be submitted to the Environmental Services Manager. Management will consider the recommendations and send a preliminary response in writing to the safety committee within 30 days after recommendation is made.
All written recommendations submitted to the Facilities Director shall:
The safety committee’s procedures for fulfilling its role should include:
Duties of each safety committee member must include:
Only the planning and effective leadership of management and the safety committee can build a lasting safety and health program. The safety committee shall be a constructive entity, providing guidance and leadership in matters pertaining to the overall health and safety of the students and staff of Saint Paul Public Schools.
The District Safety Committee meets monthly at either Harding High School, 1540 6th Street E., or the District Service Facility, 1930 Como Ave.
To inquire about the next Safety Committee meeting, email ESG@spps.org.