Manual

The Safe Schools Manual is a manual of self-inspection checklists covering environmental, health and safety regulations for secondary occupational and career orientation programs in New Jersey public schools. It was developed by the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute with support by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education.

The Manual is intended to assist schools in meeting regulatory requirements, but does not cover all hazards, regulations or school responsibilities. It remains the school's responsibility to ensure a safe and healthful environment and to comply with relevant federal, New Jersey, and local regulations.

The Manual has been updated 1-2 times each year since is initial release to reflect changes in regulations. Through spring 2014, 36 updates were issued. Updates are provided to all vocational school, high school and junior-senior high school districts in New Jersey. Updates have also been provided to those elementary and middle school districts who sent a representative to past Safe Schools Manual trainings.

Additional copies of the Safe Schools Manual may be ordered from the Center for School and Community-Based Research and Education (order form). The recent versions of the Manual are split into two volumes. Volume 1 includes all parts of the Manual except the checklists. Volume 2 includes all of the checklists.

Safe Schools Manual Supporting Chapters
Title of Supporting Chapters [Last Update] File Name (size)
Acknowledgments [Update #36 dated 05/14] Ack.PDF (61KB)
Introduction  [Update #28 dated 09/07] Introduction.PDF (23KB)
Chapter 1:  Making Sense Out of Regulations   [Update #23 dated 6/05] Chapt1.PDF (40KB)
Chapter 2: How to Establish and Effective Environmental, Safety and Health Program  [Update #28 dated 09/07] Chapt2.PDF (32KB)
Chapter 3: Implementing a Checklist Program  [Update #23 dated 6/05] Chapt3.PDF (202KB)
Training Handout  [Update #24 dated 09/05] Hndouts.PDF (28KB)
Vocational Program Index to Checklists  [Update #35 dated 01/13] Program.PDF (123KB)
Hazard Index to Checklists and Regulations  [Update #26 dated 9/06] Hazard.PDF (29KB)
Checklists Organized by Exposure Categories  [Update #29 dated 05/08] Exposure.PDF (43KB)
Alphabetical Listing of Checklists by Title  [Update #28 dated 09/07] Checklist.PDF (15KB)

Safe Schools Manual Checklists
Check- list # Checklist Title [Last Update] Pages File Name (size)
1 Vocational Safety Program  [Update #34 dated 05/12] 1-4 Check1 (57 KB)
2 Occupational Injury and Illness Reporting  [Update #36 dated 05/14] 5-8 check02.PDF (57 KB)
3 Access to Exposure and Medical Records  [Update #17 dated 04/02] 9-12 check03.PDF (69KB)
4 Medical Services and First Aid  [Update #17 dated 04/02] 13-14 check04.PDF (57KB)
5 General Clasroom Conditions  [Update #35 dated 06/13] 15-20 check05.PDF (76KB)
6 Indoor Air Quality  [Update #28 dated 09/07] 21-22 check06.PDF (33KB)
7 General Fire Requirements  [Update #36 dated 05/14] 23-28 check07.PDF (30KB)
8 Means of Exit/Escape  [Update #36 dated 05/14] 29-34 check08.PDF (78KB)
9 Electrical-General Requirements  [Update #31 dated 05/09] 35-42 check09.PDF (88KB)
10 Electrical -Wiring Design and Protection  [Update #33 dated 05/11] 43-50 check10.PDF (86KB)
11 Electrical Components and Equipment for General Use  [Update #35 dated 06/13] 51-58 check11.PDF (28KB)
12 Use of Electrical Equipment  [Update #31 dated 05/09] 59-64 check12.PDF (78KB)
13 Electrical - Temporary Wiring  [Update #31 dated 05/09] 65-68 check13.PDF (20KB)
14 Right to Know (RTK)  [Update #29 dated 5/08] 69-78 check14.PDF (30KB)
15 Alarm Systems and Evacuation Plans  [Update #35 dated 06/13] 79-84 check15.PDF (68KB)
16 Portable Fire Extinguishers  [Update #36 dated 05/14] 85-92 check16.PDF (43KB)
17 Standpipe and Hose Fire Protection Systems  [Update #31 dated 05/09] 93-96 check17.PDF (31KB)
18 Fixed Ladders  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 97-100 check18.PDF (21KB)
19 Fixed Stairs  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 101-102 check19.PDF (22KB)
20 Guarding Floors, Stairs, and Other Openings  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 103-110 check20.PDF (41KB)
21 Portable Ladders  [Update #12 dated 09/99] 111-116 check21.PDF (19KB)
22 Mobile Ladder Stands [Update #12 dated 09/99] 117-118 check22.PDF (9KB)
23 Guarding of Farm Equipment  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 119-128 check23.PDF (29KB)
24 Pesticides  [Update #24 dated 09/05] 129-134 check24.PDF (18KB)
25 Toxic and Hazardous Substance Exposure  [Update #35 dated 06/13] 137-140 check25.PDF (21KB)
26 Air Pollution Control  [Update #11 dated 05/99] 141-154 check26.PDF (61KB)
27 Asbestos During Brake and Clutch Service Work  [Update #11 dated 05/99] 155-162 check27.PDF (26KB)
28 Air  Compressor Tanks  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 163-164 check28.PDF (16KB)
29 Compressed Gases  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 165-170 check29.PDF (89KB)
30 Bakery Equipment - General 171-178 check30.PDF (20KB)
31 Bakery Flour-Handling Equipment and Ovens 179-184 check31.PDF (26KB)
32 Food Preparation and Service - Part 1  [Update #23 dated 6/05] 185-194 check32.PDF (25KB)
33 Food Preparation and Service - Part 2  [Update #23 dated 6/05] 195-202 check33.PDF (25KB)
34 Food Preparation and Service - Part 3 [Update #24 dated 09/05] 203-210 check34.PDF (31KB)
35 Food Preparation and Service - Part 4 [Update #24 dated 09/05] 211-216 check35.PDF (21KB)
36 Food Preparation and Service - Part 5 [Update #24 dated 09/05] 217-222 check36.PDF (21KB)
37 Fire Protection for Cooking Areas  [Update #34 dated 05/12] 223-226 check37.PDF (21KB)
38A Dip Tanks [Update #15 dated 03/01] 227-232 check38A.PDF (24KB)
38B Dip Tanks Containing Flammable or Combustible Liquids  [Update #15 dated 03/01] 233-234 check38B.PDF (30KB)
39 Flammable and Combustible Liquids  [Update #34 dated 05/12] 235-246 checklist39
40 Spray Finishing  [Update #15 dated 03/01] 247-258 check40.PDF (49KB)
41 Hazardous Waste  [Update #12 dated 09/99] 259-270 check41.PDF (41KB)
42 Jacks and Hoists  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 271-276 check42.PDF (24KB)
43 Powered Lawnmowers  [Update #21 dated 06/04] 277-282 check43.PDF (19KB)
44 Control of Hazardous Energy Sources  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 283-288 check44.PDF (17KB)
45 Machines - General Requirements  [Update #17 dated 04/02] 289-292 check45.PDF (72KB)
46 Woodworking Machinery - General Requirements 293-298 check46.PDF (24KB)
47 Woodworking Machinery - Saws 299-304 check47.PDF (25KB)
48 Woodworking Machinery - Other Than Saws 305-312 check48.PDF (30KB)
49 Abrasive Wheel Machinery and Tools 313-318 check49.PDF (30KB)
50 Portable Hand and Power Tools [Update #32 dated 03/10] 319-326 check50.PDF (20KB)
51 Noise 327-332 check51.PDF (26KB)
52 Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus [Update #31 dated 05/09] 333-338 check52.PDF (24KB)
53 Electrical Safety  Work Practices  [Update #34 dated 05/12] 339-348 checklist53
54 Personal Protection for Electrical Work 349-352 check54.PDF (12KB)
55 Nonionzing Radiation  [Update #7 dated 08/97] 353-354 check55.PDF (18KB)
56 Personal Protective Equipment  [Update #34 dated 05/12] 355-360 check56.PDF
57 Respiratory Protection  [Update #28 dated 9/07] 361-370 check57.PDF (33KB)
58 Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels 371-380 check58.PDF (28KB)
59 Slings - General Requirements 381-384 check59.PDF (20KB)
60 Slings - Steel Chain, Wire Rope and Metal Mesh 385-392 check60.PDF (32KB)
61 Slings - Natural Rope, Synthetic Rope and Synthetic Web 393-398 check61.PDF (26KB)
62 Accident prevention Signs and Tags 399-402 check62.PDF (22KB)
63 Underground Storage Tanks (UST)  [Update #10 dated 08/98] 403-408 check63.PDF (35KB)
64 Welding, Cutting and Brazing - General Requirements  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 409-416 check64.PDF (34KB)
65 Welding and Cutting with Oxygen-Fuel Gas  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 417-426 check65.PDF (38KB)
66 Welding With Arc Welding Equipment  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 427-434 check66.PDF (32KB)
67 Welding With Resistance Welding Equipment 435-438 check67.PDF (12KB)
68 General Safety and Health Provisions for Construction [Update #32 dated 03/10] 439-446 check68.PDF (22KB)
69 Noise, Radiation and Other Exposures for Construction  [Update #13 dated 02/00] 447-452 check69.PDF (26KB)
70 Fire Protection and Prevention for Construction 453-456 check70.PDF (12KB)
71A Fall Protection - Part 1 [Update #13 dated 02/00] 457-460.6 check71A.PDF (30KB)
71B Fall Protection - Part 2 [Update #13 dated 02/00] 460.7-460.18 check71B.PDF (31KB)
71C Fall Protection - Part 3 [Update #13 dated 02/00] 460.19-460.28 check71C.PDF (28KB)
72 Electrical Work Practices for Construction  [Update #21 dated 06/04] 461-464 check72.PDF (17KB)
73 Portable Ladders for Construction 465-472 check73.PDF (20KB)
74A Scaffolding - Part 1 [Update #13 dated 02/00] 473-478.8 check74A.PDF (35KB)
74B Scaffolding - Part 2 [Update #13 dated 02/00] 478.9-478.24 check74B.PDF (44KB)
75 Servicing Appliances Which Contain Refrigerant  [Update #11 dated 05/99] 479-488 check75.PDF (29KB)
76 Service and Repair of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners (MVACS)  [Update #11 dated 05/99] 489-492 check76.PDF (14KB)
77 Bloodborne Pathogens - Part 1  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 493-500 check77.PDF (34KB)
78 Bloodborne Pathogens - Part 2  [Update #18 dated 09/02] 501-510 check78.PDF (36KB)
79 Regulated Medical Waste  [Update #3 dated 01/95] 511-518 check79.PDF (22KB)
80 Hazard Communication [Update #32 dated 03/10] 519-526 check80.PDF (59KB)
81 Integrated Pest Management  [Update #24 dated 09/05] 527-536 check81.PDF (25KB)
82 Cutting and Grinding of Masonry [Update #27 dated 06/07] 537-538 check82.PDF (19KB)

Safe Schools Manual Appendices
Title of Appendices [Last Update] File Name (size)
List of Appendices  [Update #10 dated 08/98] Applist.PDF (3KB)
Appendix A:  Resources  [Update #26 dated 9/06] AppA.PDF (109KB)
Appendix B:  Using Safe Schools to Teach Students About Occupational Safety and Health  [Update #27 dated 06/07] AppB.PDF (15KB)
Appendix C:  Tips for Making an Inspection a Cooperative Rather Than an Adversarial Experience AppC.PDF (17 KB)
Appendix D:  Emergency Procedures in Public Secondary Schools in the Event of a Chemical Spill  [Update #20 dated 10/03] AppD.PDF (90 KB)
Appendix E:  Text of Selected Regulations  [Update #36 dated 05/14] AppE.PDF (142KB)
Appendix F: Additional Fire, Electric, Health and Safety Related Checklists  [Update #33 dated 05/11] AppF.PDF (28KB)