The Risk Management Division works with the Central Safety Committee and departmental safety committees to develop occupational health and safety programs and activities, conducts accident and complaint investigations and provides specialized occupational health and safety training and safety equipment.

The division coordinates the provision of Workers' Compensation, Long-Term Disability, Disability Leave With Pay and State Disability, and also administers the County's Modified Work Program as well as managing the Tuberculosis Exposure Program, the Drug and Alcohol Testing Program and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) program.

The Division also manages 14 insurance and self-insurance programs that are used to control exposure in the areas of general and automobile liability, medical malpractice and property damage as well as contractual liability.

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Aerosol Transmissible Diseases Exposure Control Plan

The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL-OSHA) and Title 8 California Code of Regulations requires mandatory skin testing of employees working in high risk work environments. CAL-OSHA Tuberculosis Guidelines requires surveillance including annual skin testing to prevent the spread of infectious TB.

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens in the workplace is a serious threat to worker safety. To combat this threat, federal and state regulations require the preparation of an exposure control plan. This plan demonstrates the County of San Mateo’s commitment to providing a safe and healthful work environment for its employees and is a key document for implementing and ensuring compliance with the standards.

Bloodborne Pathogen Training

All employees who have the potential to be exposed to bloodborne pathogens on the job are required to have initial training in bloodborne pathogens.

CDC Lyme Disease Home Page

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system.

County Safety Committee

Our Mission: Protect the safety and well-being of the people, places, and resources of the County of San Mateo. Our Vision: Reduce risk, prevent loss, and increase the effectiveness of County safety programs. Our Purpose: Provide departments and employees with resources and plans to identify risks, reduce hazards, and improve safety.

Creating Accessible Web Content

This checklist provides basic guidelines to help you create web content that is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Driving Policy & Safe Driving Program

DRIVING POLICY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Revised February, 10, 2010) 1.   Driving Policy Statement It is the policy of San Mateo County to promote the safety of our drivers and to protect County resources, employees and the public from vehicular harm or incident. To help achieve this, the County has a Safe Driver Program that outlines measures to authorize, educate, and monitor County drivers.

Ergonomic Evaluation

What is Ergonomics? Ergonomics is the applied science that seeks to improve the design and function of tools and other objects used by people. Ergonomics evaluate the interaction between humans and these objects. By understanding the range and capability of the human body, ergonomics work to optimize the efficiency and safety of these interactions.

Ergonomics Policy, Standards, and Evaluation Form

As an employer, San Mateo County has the responsibility to minimize hazards in the workplace. This policy sets forth accepted guidelines for personal computer and video display terminal (VDT) use. It updates information and guidance for the proper selection and use of equipment based on changing technology as well as increased knowledge and experience to assist in assuring employee health and safety.

Hazard Communication Program and GHS Updates

The purpose of the County’s written Hazard Communication Plan is to comply with Cal/OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and to guide departments in the development of their site-specific Hazard Communication Programs. Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Presentations are based on the fourth revised edition of the GHS (GHS Rev.4) and have been prepared by the UNECE secretariat

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