to the Policies and Procedures page for
Calhoun County School District.
district requires that you READ everything on this page and visit any required links. ALso be sure to download, print and sign the Acknowledgements
document (see below) that assures them that you have taken these steps.
Download and sign
the GENERAL Acknowledgement either below or from the Your District
Procedures page of the Substitute Teaching 101 Course. This document is a PDF and requires Adobe Reader which is available free from
www.adobe.com if you cannot open it.
2.) Read the Toxic
Substances: RIGHT TO KNOW information below.
HERE to read the Florida Code of Ethics information for educators.
5.) Read extra information regarding Bloodborne Pathogens below. (Topic is covered in course.)
YOUR SIGNED ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
to the district offices along with your Sub-Hub completion
TOXIC SUBSTANCES: Florida's Right to
Florida requires employers to provide employees with access to information about
any toxic substances which they may be exposed to at work as well as how to
handle these substances and emergency procedures which may be needed if they
become exposed. This includes everything from things which seem relatively
minor such as dry-erase markers to things which seem obviously hazardous such as
chemicals used in laboratory experiments.
If you need to report an exposure
incident or a violation of safety regulations, you may contact the
Toxic Hotline - 1-800-367-4378
What is an MSDS?
As part of your education regarding toxic substances, you should know how to use
a Materials Safety Data Sheet or MSDS. An MSDS is a required document
created for any
hazardous substance. MSDSs for hazardous substances are maintained for 30
years. The document includes the following information:
Manufacturer's name and address
What type of chemical it is
(unless this is protected as a trade secret)
What specific hazards it presents
Specific physical and chemical
characteristics of the substance
The appropriate First Aid or
antidotes in the event of improper exposure
The proper and safe handling and
The health effects of exposure to
The procedures for cleanup of
spills or leaks and proper disposal
Incomparability with other
substances (can't switch one chemical for another)
The potential for flammability
(catching fire) or explosion
Reaction information/stability of
chemical (what causes chemical to react)
Protection measures (protective
equipment such as masks, ventilation, etc. needed)
Click the link below to open a
sample MSDS. Review the sections of it; you will see that each section
presents the information from the bulleted list above. You don't have to
be a scientist or trained professional to be able to read an MSDS and get
important information about your safety from it.
Select Least Toxic Option
When you are planning to use any substance to perform a task, you want to select
the least toxic option available to you. However, some products will
always be toxic and may never be replaced by a non-toxic version or they will no
longer work. An example would be spirit-duplicating fluid.
For Your Safety - Become an avid LABEL READER. Check ingredients, uses,
temperature conditions, care around humans, pets, plants, etc. and proper