Public School Works
December Newsletter | 2013
Safety News

In This Issue

Safety Reminder: Preparing Your School for Winter Break

Product Highlight: OSHA 300 Reporting System

Industry News: PSW Sweeps Education and Customer Service Awards

Holiday Message: Happy Holidays!

Events

PSW is attending:

NCASBO Annual Conference
Greensboro, NC
2/11-2/13
booth #TBD

ASBO Executive Leadership Forum
Lake Buena Vista, FL
2/20-2/22

TASBO Annual Conference
Austin, TX
2/24-2/28
booth #147

Testimonial of the Month

“A lot of times, you buy into what vendors say, but then become disappointed because it is all talk…PublicSchoolWORKS really delivers what is sold,”

Robin Vick, Finance Officer at Tyrrell County Public Schools and EmployeeSafe Suite customer


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Safety Reminder:

Preparing Your School for Winter Break

With Winter Break fast approaching, it is imperative to prepare buildings for days of vacancy. Save money on utilities and potential maintenance issues by completing the following steps:

  • Turn down building thermostats to 58 degrees Fahrenheit to save on heating bills, while preventing pipes from freezing.
  • Turn off all lights and electronics.
  • Remove all trash to avoid mold, insects and odors.
  • Properly store all lunchroom food to prevent molding, insects and odors.
  • Clean out teachers' lounge refrigerators (if applicable).
  • Check security cameras to ensure they work.
  • Charge AEDs and replace smoke detector batteries
  • Take this time to complete tasks that cannot be done while students are in school (run IT diagnostics on hardware, exterminate/fumigate, etc.).

Product Highlight:

OSHA 300 Reporting System

Attention all OSHA states: Completed OSHA 300 Reports are due!

Make this tedious and time-consuming process easier and more efficient with our OSHA 300 Reporting System. This online system keeps districts in compliance with all appropriate state and federal reporting requirements, and includes both automated and manual tools. The OSHA 300 AutoComplete tool is integrated with the EmployeeSafe Suite Accident Management System, allowing it to pull any reportable accidents for the OSHA Reports immediately. OSHA 300 AutoComplete’s processing mechanism ensures that only reportable accidents are documented, saving administrators time in creating the reports. The OSHA 300 ManualComplete is useful for districts that started using the OSHA 300 Reporting System mid-year. This manual entry tool seamlessly integrates data with the AutoComplete tool.

The system greatly reduces or completely eliminates:

  • Time required to collect, record, maintain and post incidents
  • Liability associated with reporting access and posting requirements
  • Costs related to processing, storing and managing records

Most importantly, the OSHA 300 Reporting System improves the efficiency and effectiveness of school safety programs because administrators have instant access to all reportable information without any extra effort from the district. To learn more about the OSHA 300 Reporting System and how your district can make OSHA reporting easier, email sales@publicschoolworks.com.

Industry News:

PSW Sweeps Education and Customer Service Awards

Every year, District Administration asks readers to nominate the products that positively impact their school environment for the Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Awards. Thanks to YOUR nominations, the EmployeeSafe Suite was selected as a Top 100 Product!

This is the fifth consecutive year the EmployeeSafe Suite has won this award, and the sixth such award PSW has earned, further emphasizing the PublicSchoolWORKS goal to completely serve our customers’ needs to reduce their time spent administering safety programs, while improving the efficiencies and effectiveness of their programs. Thank you for your continued support – it is GREATLY appreciated!

Also, we extend congratulations to Carrie Mockler, PublicSchoolWORKS director of client services, for being honored with TWO 2013 Silver StevieŽ Awards for Women in Business!

Mockler was selected as Female Executive of the Year for Business Services with 11 to 2,500 employees and as Woman of the Year for Business Services. PublicSchoolWORKS prides ourselves on our strong culture of customer service, and support great internal leaders who embody this characteristic.