- Horseplay and fighting will not be tolerated in the work place.
- Possession of unauthorized firearms, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or unauthorized medically prescribed drugs will not be tolerated in the work place.
- Your immediate supervisor must be informed if you are required to take medication during work hours which may cause drowsiness, alter judgement, perception or reaction time. Written medical evidence stating that the medication will not adversely affect your decision-making or physical ability may be required.
- Your immediate supervisor must be notified of any permanent or temporary impairment that reduces your ability to perform in a safe manner or will prevent or hinder your performance of the essential functions of your position.
- Personal protective equipment must be used when potential hazards cannot be eliminated.
- Equipment is to be operated only by trained and authorized personnel.
- Periodic inspections of workstations may be conducted to identify potential hazards and to ensure that equipment or vehicles are in safe operating condition.
- Any potentially unsafe conditions or acts are to be reported immediately to your immediate supervisor.
- If there is any doubt about the safety of a work method, your immediate supervisor should be consulted before beginning work.
- All accidents, near misses, injuries and property damage must be reported to your immediate supervisor, regardless of the severity of the injury or damage
- Failure to report an accident or known hazardous condition may be cause for disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.
- All employees need to follow recommended work procedures outlined for their job, department and/or facility.
- Employees are responsible for maintaining an orderly environment. All tools and equipment must be stored in a designated place. Scrap and waste material are to be discarded in a designated refuse container.
- Any smoke, fire or unusual odors must be reported promptly to your immediate supervisor.
- If you create a potential slip or trip hazard, correct the hazard immediately or mark the area clearly before leaving it unattended.
- Safety and restraint belts must be fastened before operating any motorized vehicle.
- Employees who operate vehicles must obey all driver safety instructions and comply with traffic signs, signals and markers and all applicable laws.
- Employees who are authorized to drive are responsible for having a valid driver's license for the class of vehicle they operate. You must report revocation or suspension of your driver's license to your immediate supervisor.
- All employees must know departmental rules regarding accident reporting, evacuation routes and fire department notification.
- Departmental and facility rules and procedures specific to departmental operations must be followed by each employee in the department.
- Employees must assist and cooperate with all safety investigations and inspections and assist in implementing safety procedures as required.
notifying the Fire Department
any potentially unsafe conditions
none of the above
All employees must follow recommended work procedures outlined for their job.
All employees must be able to handle potentially unsafe conditions on their own.
All employees must know departmental rules regarding accident reporting, evacuation routes and fire department notification.
All employees must assist and cooperate with all safety investigations.
- Maintain a working knowledge of all general and departmental-specific safety rules.
- Immediately report all accidents and unsafe conditions to the supervisor.
- Cooperate and assist in the investigation of accidents.
- Attend all required safety program and in-service education meetings.
- Treat public complaints and concerns with the utmost attention. Be courteous in all cases.
- Pay strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s) and general facility.
all of the above
careless or negligent acts or behavior
accidents or unsafe conditions
both of the above answers
neither of the above answers
- A space large enough so employees can enter and perform a task.
- A space that has limited or restricted means for entry and exit (for example, vaults, pits, manholes, surge pits, wet wells).
- A space that is not designed for continuous occupancy.
- Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere;
- Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant;
- Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section;
- Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
an outdoor swimming pool
the Ice Arena rink
a furnace room
rush in and attempt CPR
be sure to get a permit before entering
a space that contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere
a space that may cause death or serious physical harm
a space large enough so employees can enter and perform a task
You must apply for a permit before entering a confined space.
All confined spaces are potentially hazardous.
The general requirement is not to enter any area defined and posted as a permit-required confined space.
all of the above
rest for one hour before driving or operating machinery
inform their supervisor
call in sick for the day
- Lockout is the placement of a lockout device such as a key lock on an energy isolating device ensuring that the equipment being serviced cannot be operated until the lockout is removed.
- Tagout is the use of a prominent warning device such as a tag that can be securely fastened to the energy isolating device.
- The term authorized employees in this lockout/tagout guide refers to employees who actually lock out or tag out equipment to do maintenance.
- An affected employee is a person whose job normally requires them to use equipment that may be maintained under lockout or tagout conditions. An affected employee may also be one whose job requires them to work in an area in which the maintenance is being done. Affected employees are not always maintenance staff and may be recreation staff, administrative personnel or even volunteers. Proper lockout or tagout devices and procedures should ensure that affected employees are warned not to use or cannot use equipment during maintenance.
the authorized employee asks them to
the affected employee has the tagout procedures manual
if the authorized employee is late getting to work
lessen the likelihood of an accident from potentially hazardous equipment
allow previously trained employees the ability to train new employees on hazardous equipment
identify and isolate potentially hazardous equipment
avoid getting in trouble by leaving Nick to do what he wants
stop Nick; call the office and presume they will know what to do
help Nick so that he does not get hurt.
- Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and must possess a valid driver's license in order to operate a Park District vehicle. All drivers should be reviewed to see if their duties will involve the operation of vehicles that require a chauffeur's or special license, in accordance with the state laws. The license should be cited by supervisory or personnel staff at the time of hire. A Driver's License Check (Safety Form No. 235) must be completed, signed, filed and periodically checked for validity for all vehicle drivers.
- New employees should be pre-tested before allowed to drive.
- Employees should have driver's license with them at all times when driving vehicles.
- Periodic unannounced inspections of licenses should be done to make sure employee has it with him and to make sure it has not expired or been revoked.
- Employees are required to report any change in status on their license to their supervisor immediately.
- Any employee who loses their driving privileges from the State must notify the district of the loss immediately.
- The driver should be physically and mentally capable of driving the type of vehicle he/she is assigned to, whether that vehicle is a car, van, bus, or truck.
- The driver should show the ability to pass written tests on driving regulations and the actual on-the-road vehicle test and check-rides that are required by the state and Park District.
- All Park District drivers should be trained on safe driving skills through the use of recognized organizations that conduct driver training courses which cover defensive driving techniques such as two-vehicle collision prevention, backing accident prevention, safe following distance and passing skills, and intersection driving and turns.
- Only drivers or operators qualified to operate specific vehicles and equipment are allowed to operate them and must possess the appropriate driver's license in their possession.
- Employees must possess a valid "C" driver's license when required.
- Any employee having two tickets in a twelve month period may be subject to additional training, probation, suspension and/or additional check-rides at the discretion of the supervisor.
- Driver assignments should be tracked in order to have a record of damaged vehicles.
- There should be no more riders in a vehicle than there are seat belts.
- Riding in the back of trucks is not desirable and should be avoided if possible. If it is necessary to transport employees in the back of a truck, riders must be sitting down with their backs up against the cab. Volunteer workers should not be transported in the back of trucks.
- Unattended vehicles should not be left running.
- All trucks should be equipped with a gate which should be put up when transporting. When the gate must be down for wide or extra long items vehicles must be properly flagged and four-way flashers on.
- Tractor buckets should always be in the lowered position prior to any turning.
- Each driver is responsible for reporting all accidents, vehicle damage and malfunctions to the immediate supervisor on a daily basis.
- Drivers must maintain the posted speed limits at all times and observe all other vehicle operation regulations. In pathways and parks vehicles should not exceed 10 mph and drivers should be alert if conditions warrant a slower speed. The traveling speed on residential streets should not exceed 25 mph unless posted otherwise.
- When operating a vehicle in a park, the existing paved access road should be used. Vehicles are not allowed on grass unless it is required for completion of the work project.
- All persons driving or riding as a passenger in a Park District vehicle must wear seat belts.
- The following guidelines will apply to cell phone use while driving:
- Whenever possible, use your cell phone only when parked. If there is a passenger in the vehicle, let them take or make the call.
- Never dial the phone or take notes while driving.
- If your phone rings while driving, let your voice mail take the call and listen to the message later when parked.
- Become familiar with the phone and utilize one button dialing.
- Make sure the phone is easy to see and reach.
- If you must answer your cell phone, let the person you are speaking to know you are driving; suspend the call until you can pull over.
- Do not engage in stressful or emotional conversations on your phone or with passengers in your car.
a headset is used
you have to break up with your girlfriend/boyfriend
it is an incoming call
the vehicle is parked
Employees are required to report any change in status on their license to their supervisor immediately.
There should be no more riders in a vehicle than there are seat belts.
Only the driver of a Park District vehicle is required to wear his or her seat belt.
Each driver is responsible for reporting all accidents, vehicle damage and malfunctions to the immediate supervisor on a daily basis.
an employee who was recently cited for a moving violation
an employee who was involved in an accident with their personal vehicle
an employee who successfully renewed their driver's license
an employee who recently lost their driving privileges from the State
- Hard hats will be worn whenever the possibility of head injury could be present. This includes, but is not limited to building repairs, construction projects, tree cutting and work performed in close quarter areas. Under some circumstances head protection may be required when operating equipment which has no cab protection. Helmet liners will be provided for cold weather use.
- Appropriate protective clothing, respirators and eye protection will be worn when working with hazardous chemicals.
- Appropriate ear protection, mufflers or ear plugs will be worn whenever working with or around loud machinery, equipment or in unusually noisy environments.
- Proper eye protection will be worn when working with or around any power tools or equipment and in areas where airborne particulate could present a hazard.
- Gym shoes will only be worn in areas where they are appropriate or required, for instance, pool decks, indoor courts and gym floors.
- A hard soled work boot should be worn for maintenance work.
- Shirts and long pants will be worn by all employees performing maintenance tasks unless specific exception is granted by the department head.
- When flooding or spraying ice rinks employees will be provided with and will wear shoe spikes.
- In an effort to locate any possible ill effects, all employees working with chemicals may be required to have a blood colonestrase test performed twice a year at the Park District's expense.
- Headphone radios are not allowed while working.
- Back belts are available for lifting and should be used for any strenuous lifting. Employees with prior/ongoing back injuries must wear belt provided when lifting over 25 pounds.
- Staff who have been issued portable 2-way radios must carry them with their person to insure their immediate availability in emergency situations.
- When PPE is necessary.
- What PPE is necessary.
- How to properly use and adjust PPE.
- Limitations of PPE.
- The proper care, maintenance, useful life and disposal of PPE.
aware that they are responsible for any damaged equipment
directed to where they might purchase the equipment
trained in the limitation and proper care of equipment
ears & eyes
hands & feet
all of above
the park district, always
the employee, always
the employee, if lost
the park district, if misused
- The common name of the substance.
- The name, address, and emergency phone number of the company that made or imported the substance.
- A signal word that outlines the seriousness of the substance. Signal words, ranked from the most serious to the least serious, are Danger, Warning, and Caution.
- The physical hazards (Will it explode or catch fire? Is it reactive?) and the health hazards (Is it toxic? Could it cause cancer? Is it an irritant?) of the substance.
- The precautionary measures to be taken, including basic protective clothing, equipment, and procedures that are recommended when working with this substance.
- First aid instructions, in case of exposure.
- Proper handling and storing instructions.
- Special instructions concerning children.
- Respect all warnings and precautions – don’t take any chances!
- Read all substance labels and MSDS sheets
- Follow warnings and instructions
- Use the correct personal protective equipment when handling hazardous substances
- Know in advance what could go wrong and what to do about it
- Practice sensible, safe work habits
- Ask your supervisor, when in doubt
precautions for safe handling and use
all of the above
to protect you on the job
to help fire department officials recognize potential problems with chemicals
to enforce stricter penalties of those companies in non-compliance
ignore warnings on labels
try to avoid chemicals altogether
practice sensible, safe work habits
- If the injury is to a child, contact the child’s parents and inform them of the nature of the injury and request that they pick up the child.
- If the person needs medical attention, call the paramedics (911). Notify the parents if it is a child. Whenever a child is taken for medical attention, always register them in the name of the parent. When talking with parents, be calm and reassuring.
- If the person or parents inquire whether the Park District will pay for the medical bills, advise them to call the Superintendent of Finance at 708-957-0300.
- Once the person has been adequately cared for, call your supervisor and inform them of the accident. If, in your opinion, the accident/incident is serious, call the Business Manager.
- Complete the Accident/Incident Form.
- If an accident investigation is likely, consider the following:
- identify sources of evidence and preserve evidence
- note position of people/equipment during and after accident
- find and identify witnesses
- protect and save physical evidence
- take pictures if possible
- gather training records, maintenance logs, work schedules, inspection records, etc.
- provide any additional information as necessary
- Direct all inquiries to the Superintendent of Finance at 708-957-0300.
the Superintendent of Finace
the Park District
refer the person to the Superintendent of Finance
I don’t know
“It was all my fault.”
“I didn’t see a thing.”
“I don’t know for sure, but I’m pretty sure the park district will pay.”
“Your kid was running too fast.”
none of the above
- “inflicts, causes to be inflicted, or allows to be inflicted upon such child physical injury, by other than accidental means, which causes death, disfigurement, impairment of physical or emotional health, or loss or impairment of any bodily function”. Such common injuries include bruises, human bites, bone fractures, and burns.
- “creates a substantial risk of physical injury” likely to have the physical impacts listed above. Examples in DCFS allegation definitions include such incidents as choking or smothering a child, shaking or throwing a small child, and violently pushing or shoving a child into fixed objects. Other circumstances include incidents of domestic violence in which the child was threatened, violations of orders for the perpetrator to remain apart from the child, and a history of past sexual abuse which may place other children at risk.
- “acts of torture” which is defined by DCFS as “deliberately and/or systematically inflicting cruel or unusual treatment which results in physical or mental suffering”.
- “inflicts excessive corporal punishment” is included in ANCRA, but is not specifically further defined by DCFS. However, bruises inflicted on a child, especially a young child, are usually considered as meeting this definition.
- “commits or allows to be committed the offense of female genital mutilation”.
- “causes to be sold, transferred, distributed, or given to such child under 18 years of age, a controlled substance” (i.e. illegal drugs) except when prescribed by a physician.
- sexually transmitted diseases are by DCFS definition “diseases which were acquired originally as a result of sexual penetration or conduct with an individual who was afflicted”.
- sexual penetration includes any contact between the sex organ of one person and the sex organ, mouth, or anus of another person. Typical acts include vaginal, oral and anal sex.
- sexual exploitation is defined by DCFS as “sexual use of a child for sexual arousal gratification, advantage, or profit”. This includes such acts as explicit verbal enticements, child pornography, self masturbation in the child’s presence, and forcing a child to watch sex acts.
- sexual molestation is defined by DCFS as “sexual conduct with a child when such contact, touching, or interaction is used for arousal or gratification of sexual needs or desires”. Examples include fondling a child or having the child touch the perpetrator sexually. (DCFS Procedures 300.Appendix B)
This is a trick question – employees should not be expected to know the signs of child abuse and neglect.
blatant disregard, a category of neglect
blatant disregard, a category of physical abuse
something that would never happen
something that should not be reported
- Notification of Watch (thunderstorms or tornado watch) - Continue normal activity but watch for threatening conditions and listen to radio for latest weather service warnings.
- Notification of Warning - Take immediate action to direct participants and staff to go to safe place. Follow specific plan for your facility.
- Do NOT send participants who are minors home at any time until contact is made with parents or guardians.
- General Rules During Tornado Conditions:
- The southwest corner of a structure is generally the worst place due to intensity of the winds.
- Any object can become a deadly missile during a tornado.
- Do not send children home on their own during a tornado warning. Avoid glass areas; especially windows and doors on outside areas.
- Avoid long halls; they tend to serve as wind tunnels.
- Avoid long roof spans; such as in multi-purpose rooms.
- Those in charge of a group must try to keep others as calm as possible.
- It is recommended that someone who can make quick, reasonable decisions is designated as group leader.
- People should be sitting with face to wall with head down, knees up and arms protecting body and head.
- Get people to safety.
- Call Fire Department.
- Be ready to assist Fire Department with information.
- All facilities - staff will obtain emergency equipment box and use flashlights and battery radio.
- Take steps to calm all participants and proceed with quiet activities.
- If power failure is just in building, contact the office and then call parents of young participants and send adults home.
- Call Northern Illinois Gas and Commonwealth Edison:
- If gas or burning odor detected, evacuate the building immediately.
- If power failure is area wide, continue quiet activities and contact parents of young participants.
- Person taking telephone threat: (take them seriously)
- Get as much specific information as possible and write it down immediately.
- Listen to the caller's voice, tone, background, and write down any specific informative clues.
- Understand and respond to the caller.
- Alert your immediate supervisor, then notify your Department Head and Director. Then call Homewood or Flossmoor Police.
- Management Team: (at least one supervisor and administrator)
- Will make the decision to evacuate or not. If any doubt, evacuate to protect employees and customers. At least 300' from building.
- Select staff inspection team. This is totally voluntary and will not effect any employee's employment status. Criteria in forming the inspection team: (a) must be over 18 years of age; (b) full-time staff will be given preference over part-time staff.
- Management team will work in conjunction with Homewood or Flossmoor Police.
- Keep customers and staff posted as to progress.
- Facility Inspection:
- Divide facility into regions and assign groups to inspect each area.
- Inspection teams report back to management team after their area has been inspected.
- During the inspection, particular attention should be given to: something out of place or that does not belong in ceiling areas, restrooms, crawl spaces, electrical areas & boxes, plumbing areas & fixtures, utility rooms, closets, boiler rooms, office areas, stairway areas, fuel or gas valve areas, suspicious parcels or people. Look for anything out of the ordinary.
- Suspicious parcel/item found:
- DO NOT TOUCH!
- Clear the area
- Notify Management Team
- Police Department Personnel and trained bomb team will take over at this point.
department head and director, immediate supervisor, police
police, immediate supervisor, department head and director
immediate supervisor, department head and director and then police,
immediately send everyone home
continue with activities, but monitor the radio for changes in condition
direct participants and staff to go to a safe place
If you find a suspicious parcel,
open the item to see what is inside
notify management and clear the area
scream as loud as you can
none of the above
ignore the reporter
tell everything you know
refer the reporter to a park district spokesperson
- Submission to the conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a condition of the individual's employment;
- Submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment decision affecting the harassed employee; or
- The harassment has the purpose or effect of interfering with the employee's work performance or creating an environment that is intimidating, hostile, or offensive to the employee.
sexual jokes and innuendo
unwanted sexual advances
suggestive pictures distributed through email
all of the above
the claimant would be given a slap on the wrist
the claimant could be given severe disciplinary action
the claimant would be forced to apologize
- Hand washing is the most important technique for preventing the spread of disease. Hand washing should be done frequently by staff, volunteers, and participants and is required before and after food preparation, after toileting, after contact with any body fluids, etc. Where soap and water is not available, antiseptic towelettes or handiwipes may be used, followed as soon as possible by washing with soap and water.
- Disposable gloves which are impervious to blood must be worn. Such gloves should be immediately available for use in areas where need is most predictable (first aid kits, near changing tables in day-care facilities, etc.). Care should be taken to avoid any bodily contact with blood or other body fluids of other persons. In particular,exposure of open skin lesions or weeping dermatitis or mucous membranes to blood or body fluids should be avoided. Even though gloves are used, hands must be washed with soap and water immediately and thoroughly after the gloves are removed.
- Soiled surfaces and recreational materials of any kind (including e.g. van/bus seats, exercise mats, changing tables, etc.) should be promptly cleaned with disinfectants such as household bleach (diluted 1 part bleach to 10 parts water). Bleach should not be placed directly on large amounts of protein matter (urine, stool, blood, sputum, etc.) in order to protect the employee from noxious fumes. Therefore, large quantities of bodily waste of fluids should be picked up prior to disinfecting. If a mop is used, it should be rinsed in the disinfectant. These surfaces should be routinely cleaned and disinfected at the end of each work shift.
- Disposable towels or tissues should be used whenever possible. After use they should be saturated with the disinfectant and disposed of in plastic bags rather than unlined containers.
- When wiping up, emptying regular trash or washroom waste or sanitary napkin containers, or cleaning up sharp object (i.e., broken glass) employees must wear non-sterile, puncture resistant gloves.
- Employees should avoid placing their hands in trash or waste containers in order to "pack down" the trash and should otherwise handle trash with care. Puncture-proof or puncture-resistant gloves should be worn when emptying trash or garbage receptacles.
- All cuts and open wounds should be covered following basic First Aid procedures. Protective coverings, bandaids, bandage, etc. should be worn by all staff, volunteers or participants and provided by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District. Staff and volunteers are responsible for providing protective coverings to participants who have open lesions.
- Sharing of personal items, such as combs, brushes, toothbrushes, lipstick, etc. should be avoided. Whenever possible, disposable item, i.e., cups and utensils, should be provided and not be shared by others.
- Disinfectant should be stored in a safe area that is inaccessible to participants. Note: Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) should be maintained for each disinfectant.
- Documentation of incidences of contact with blood or other body fluids should be made whether or not a participant or employee is known to have a communicable disease.
- Hand soap and disposable towels or tissues and gloves should be available at all facilities.
- In situations where bleeding due to lacerations, cuts, etc. must be immediately controlled, first aiders should provide patients with compress material and encourage them to administer self-help through direct pressure on their wound(s).
- Wear disposable gloves which should be discarded following cleanup. When disposable gloves are not available or unanticipated contact occurs, wash hands and other affected areas with soap and water immediately after contact.
- Clean and disinfect soiled area immediately using paper towels, soap and water.
- Disinfect area with 70%-90% isopropyl alcohol solution, or 1 to 10 chlorine bleach solution.
- Rinse clothing soaked with body fluids and place in a plastic bag to be sent home.
- Place soiled sanitary napkins in plastic bags, secure and dispose.
- Place paper towels and disposable gloves in plastic bags and dispose of same.
- Wash hands and other skin that may have come in contact with body fluids thoroughly with soap and water or other antiseptic hand cleanser of flush eyes or other mucous membranes with water, immediately or as soon as following contact of such body areas with blood, body fluids or other potentially infectious materials.
- Maintain a clean area in the kitchen for serving food.
- Utensils should be washed, rinsed and sanitized prior to food preparation.
- Maintain a separate area of the kitchen for cleanups.
- All leftover food, dishes, and utensils should be treated as if they were contaminated.
- Pour liquids into sink drains.
- Place disposable dishes in plastic-line, covered waste receptacles.
- Rinse dishes and utensils with warm water before placing them into dishwashers.
- Rinse recyclables (cans, bottles, etc.) prior to placing in recycle bins.
- Clean sinks, counter tops, tables, chairs, trays and other areas; follow up by applying an approved disinfectant.
- Wash hands prior to removing clean dishes from the dishwasher or from cabinets.
- Use latex gloves when handling soiled items.
- Launder diapers or other items soaked with body fluids separately.
- Pre-soak heavily soiled items.
- Follow manufacturer's directions for detergent use.
- If the material is bleachable, add 1/2 cup of household bleach to wash cycle.
- If the material is not colorfast, add 1/2 cup non-chlorine bleach to wash cycle.
- Use hot cycle on washer and dryer.
- Clean laundry carts when soiled linen is washing before using for clean linen.
- Use preferred equipment for diapering such as a changing table, hand washing facility, disposable baby wipes, plastic bags, covered receptacle (especially for cloth diapers), disinfectant, and personal protective equipment.
- Wash hands in all cases of diapering.
- Put on latex gloves.
- Remove soiled diaper and place in appropriate receptacle. Disposable plastic bags should be removed once per day.
- If other clothing is soiled, remove, rinse and place it directly in a plastic bag that is marked with child's name, secured and sent home at the end of the day.
- Cleanse the genitals, perineum and buttocks with disposable baby wipes or soap and water.
- Rinse well and dry skin prior to applying a clean diaper.
- Wash the child's hands and then your own hands.
- Wear disposable latex gloves to rinse and wring out cloth diapers in the toilet.
- Report abnormal conditions (blood, etc.) to administration so that parents and health professionals can be properly notified.
- Wash all toys with soap and water and rinse thoroughly as needed. Toys that participants put into their mouths should be washed after each use and should not be shared.
- Clean all equipment such as mats, wedges, feeding chairs, etc., with soap and water as needed.
- Use disinfectant solution to clean equipment when contact with blood or other body fluids has been made.
- Clean cooking equipment thoroughly using soap and hot water.
- Follow instructions for use that are provided with the mouthpiece.
- Instructions will be in the package or within the confines of the first aid kit.
- Discard microshields or respirators after use.
- Wash hands immediately or as soon as possible after removal and disposal of equipment for CPR or artificial respiration.
using disposable gloves
using disposable towels
never share personal items
rinse clothing soaked with body fluids and place in a plastic bag
disinfect the area with bleach
inform your supervisor of the situation
never clean up
day care attendant
health club supervisor
wash hands prior to removing clean dishes
boil all water before cooking
make sure to recycle
clean all silverware twice a day
- Show respect to all participants, staff, and volunteers. Participants should follow program rules and take direction from staff.
- Refrain from using abusive or foul language.
- Refrain from threatening or causing bodily harm to self, other participants, or staff.
- Show respect for equipment, supplies, and facilities.
- Not possess any weapons.
- Program leaders should determine the severity of the action and immediately take steps to correct it. These may include but are not limited to: • A verbal warning. • A supervised time-out from the program. (Most experts agree that a minute per year (of age) is a good rule of thumb for time-outs). The type of time-out may vary according to the situation (observational: from sidelines of activity; exclusion: away from the group but within view of the activity; seclusion: time-out area with staff member present away from view of the activity). If physical restraint is used to protect against injury, the time-out should be documented on a conduct report. Any conduct report made should be given to the full-time supervisor. • A suspension from the program for a designated time period. When determining the timeframes of suspension, staff should consider the severity of the actions; the length of the program or activity; any past behavior issues with the individual; and willingness to improve their inappropriate behavior. • Dismissal from the program or activity. If inappropriate behavior persists or the behavior completely disrupts a program, removal from the program or activity may be necessary. Once again, the agency reserves the right to dismiss a participant whose behavior endangers his or her own safety or the safety of others.
- If a participant receives a time-out or a suspension, the supervisor of the program should contact the parent/guardian. The supervisor should explain the inappropriate actions that were observed by the staff. Documentation is strongly recommended.
- Communication between staff and parent should be ongoing regarding any further incidences of inappropriate behavior. Some other options may be discussed with the parent/guardian including: • Transfer to another program where inappropriate behavior may be less prone to occur. • Limited/reduced timeframe that participant is allowed to attend the program.
- Appeals by the participant and/or participant’s parent/guardian should be directed to the Executive Director or the Superintendent of Recreation.
- If a participant makes a direct threat of hurting himself, call the parent/guardian immediately. If a parent/guardian is not available, call the police.
- If a participant becomes overly aggressive and violent, call the police.
Roughness, excessive speeding or weaving through other skaters is forbidden.
No one is permitted on the ice without skates.
All pets should be kept on a leash with the skater.
one minute, year of age
one hour, day
three minutes, year of age