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BELLEFONTE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Safety Committee Meeting Minutes
A meeting of the Districtís Safety Committee
was held March 30, 2005 at 3:00 P.M. at the Bellefonte Middle School
conference room. Those in attendance were: William Cain, Aaron
Barto, Ruth Ann Weight, & Mike Frazier.
Aaron read February meeting minutes and no
changes were made. Minutes were approved as read.
1. Doors are still propped open at
high school in various places and they need to be monitored via the
camera system to start punishing those who are responsible for
2. Green hallway at high school new closures
have hold opens on them that should not be there.
Outstanding Work Place Safety Concerns:
Work Place Safety Concerns: None
1. Asbestos Removal. Aaron talked
about the upcoming asbestos abatement at the High School and
Marion-Walker school. The asbestos contractor will seal the area
with plastic creating a negative pressure atmosphere and filtering
all air coming in and out. An air monitoring company will constantly
monitor the air quality inside and out throughout the project. There
is no danger to any employee working in the facilities. A letter
will be prepared to be sent to staff and parents of students in
2. Mercury awareness at the school level has
been reinstated by the EPA, and recommends all schools remove
mercury and mercury containing items. After reviewing with
Principals, there is a barometer at the Middle School, and the Nurse
will send me all mercury blood pressure devices.
3. High School parking. A letter was sent to
parents from High School Administration about the lack of parking
when the building project begins, and the recommendation to run a
late bus for after school activities will be brought to the Board of
4. All contactors working in the district are
monitored by OSHA standards as opposed to the District which is
monitored by Labor and Industry
The next meeting is scheduled for May 25, 2005
at an undetermined location @ 3:00 pm. Meeting adjourned @ 3:40 p.m.
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