Operations, Health and Safety
The PLSAS Operations, Health and Safety Department is responsible for the care and maintenance of the District’s 1.38 million square feet in 11 buildings, 2 leased spaces, and over 318 acres of land.
We take pride in providing our students, staff, and community members with high-quality, efficient, sustainable, and safe physical environments that positively impact our students' learning experience.
We strive to:
- Provide clean, safe, and secure facilities and grounds
- Operate in a resource efficient and sustainable manner
- Continue to improve operations and maintenance processes
- Provide a high level of customer satisfaction
- Health and Safety Compliance
- Maintenance Operations and Custodial
- Planning, Design and Construction
Operations, Health and Safety oversees the implementation of state and federal health and safety standards, regulations and laws; manage waste disposal while optimizing recycling and ensuring the safe disposal of hazardous materials.
- Fire and Life Safety
- Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Integrated Pest Management
- Lead in Water
- Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
PLSAS complies with the weekly, monthly, and annual testing schedules for fire and life safety equipment.
This includes, among other things, weekly tests of eyewash stations, monthly tests of emergency lighting and signage, monthly checks and annual testing of fire extinguishers and fire suppressions systems, fire alarm bells and horns, and fire sprinkler systems.
The Minnesota Parents Right To Know Act of 2000 (MN Statutes: 121A.30) requires public and non-public K-12 schools to notify employees and parents/guardians if toxicity category I, II, III pesticides are applied on school property.
OSHA requires that employers provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (formerly MSDS or Material Safety Data Sheets) for each hazardous chemical to employees to communicate information about these hazards.
SDS files can be found in each school's custodial office and at the Operations office in the District Services Center.
We are currently in the process of implementing an online SDS management system for implementation in 2019.
Operations, Health and Safety oversees the strategic planning and project management of remodeling, construction, and the Long Term Facilities Maintenance Revenue Program while ensuring projects comply with district, state, and federal laws and standards.