Health, Safety, & Risk Management
Mounds View Public Schools Health, Safety & Risk Management Department is responsible for employee health & safety programs along with various MN Dept of Education School Programs such as Indoor Air Quality. In addition, the Health, Safety & Risk Managment Dept is responsible for managing all District Schools insurance concerns such as liability, property, and workers' compensation claims.
Preservation of assets and protection of staff and students enables the District to carry out its goal of providing a quality education.
The District committee meets on a quarterly basis during the school year. Committee members are responsible for bringing employee concerns and ideas to the committee for discussion and action; keeping up-to-date on safety issues, providing suggestions and ideas such as communication strategies and recognition/rewards programs; and promoting safety at their work place.
Safety Committee Members:
- Angie Kacures - Nutritional Services
- Chris Paquette - Director of Operations
- Jennie Sorenson - Special Ed Coordinator
- James Fleischer - Custodian
- Julie Coffey - Executive Director of Human Resources
- Mary Sande - District CHO/Science
- Sandy Vue - Human Resources
- Sarah Osterman - Asst. Director of Student Support & Engagement
- Todd Hansen - Building Management Supervisor
- Wendy Kelner - Paraprofessional
District Safety Committee meeting location:
Conference room 1-024 (#576)
District Maint Department
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Mounds View Public Schools will work to assure a school environment that promotes and protects students’ health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, physical activity and healthy life-styles.
The IAQ Committe meets on a quarterly basis during the school year. Role and functions are as follows:
- IAQ Coordinator: The primary role of the IAQ Coordinator is team management. The specific functions include 1) coordinating the IAQ team and encouraging a sense of shared responsiblity and cooperative effort, and to ensure the implementation of the Management Plan per MN Department of Education. 2) prepare for emergency response and determine if and when outside consultation is needed. 3) disseminate IAQ information, register IAQ complaints, direct the response and communicate IAQ issues and status to school adminstration, staff, students, parents, and media.
- Building Adminstration and Maintenance Personnel: Ensure facility maintenance is appropriately planned and implemented. Provide assistance in remediating IAQ concerns as they are identified. Oversee IAQ concerns of staff and students.
- School Nurses: To provide overall assistance related to health concerns attributable to IAQ. Provide support in monitoring and recoginizing trends in reported illnesses that may give warning signs of IAQ or other serious health problems.
- Environmental Consultant: Conduct baseline investigations and help remediate IAQ problems as directed by the IAQ Coordinator. Conduct environmental testing...if warranted. Assist in the development of the IAQ Management Plan. Serve as the technical IAQ resource for the District.
The Mounds View School District conducts regular safety testing following all state mandated guidelines.
The following buildings are scheduled for radon and lead in water testing in February 2024:
- District Center
- CLT Shoreview
- CLT Twin Lakes
- REACH Academy
To see the other testing schedules and/or test results, please contact:
Do you have any concerns related to the health and safety of occupants at your site? If you do, please complete a Safety Concern Form and submit it to the Risk Management Department located at the following address:
Mounds View Public Schools
Attn: Health, Safety & Risk Mgmt Dept
1425 Paul Kirkwold Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
The District-wide Health and Safety Committee will review all submissions and provide a response to the concerns. The Health and Safety Committee meets at least quarterly, so if the concern is immediate, contact the Health, Safety & Risk Management Department at 651-266-7253.
Please contact the Health, Safety & Risk Management Dept for written Health & Safety Programs for the District. Web access is currently not available for review.
Health, Safety & Risk Mgt Dept: 651-266-7253
If you are injured while at work, call 1-855-675-3501 as soon as possible.
The following may be needed for identification purposes when calling the hotline.
Employer name: ISD 621 Mounds View
Location name/address: your building information
Policy number: 150347
When a District employee is injured, immediately contact SFM Work Injury Hotline at (855) 675-3501. During business hours (7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday) employees can choose the report-only option (Option 1) if they do not need to speak with a nurse and just want to file a claim, choose Option 1. If the employee is not sure whether to get medical treatment, choose Option 2 to speak with a nurse. A nurse will provide immediate medical guidance depending on the seriousness and nature of the injury, and the best way to address it. Depending on the situation, the employee may be guided in first aid (“self-care”), allowed back to work, or referred off-site to a medical facility for further evaluation or treatment. Calls outside of normal business hours will automatically be answered by a nurse.
Whenever a call is placed, certain information must be collected to properly identify the employee and complete reporting requirements. This information is kept confidential and is only released to those who have a right to access it. Information is typically forwarded to Mounds View Public Schools Human Resources so it can be reviewed.
Send a copy of your office visit summaries, report of workability, or any medical documentation related to your injury to Sandy Vue in Human Resources. If you miss any work time, notify Sandy immediately.
Send any medical bills and records related to your injury to:
Electronically through Jopari Solutions using payer ID J1553 (Visit jopari.com or call (866) 269-0554 to sign up or learn more).
By mail to SFM Companies
P.O. Box 9416
Minneapolis, MN 55440
Human Resources Contact:
If you are injured at work and are directed by the nurse hotline to seek non-emergency medical treatment, the following clinics are preferred providers who specialize in occupational medicine. Employees are not limited to these clinics and can go to any clinic of their choice.
10190 Baltimore St. NE, Ste 100
Blaine, MN 55449
1580 White Oak Dr., Ste 100
Chaska, MN 55318
2520 Pilot Knob Rd., Ste 250
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
7550 34th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55450
4080 W. Broadway, Ste 200
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
570 Asbury St., Ste 101
St. Paul, MN 55104
Minnesota Occupational Health:
10230 Baltimore St. NE #300
Blaine, MN 55449
1661 St. Anthony Ave. #2
St. Paul, MN 55104
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Pesticides and Herbicides: Parents’ right to know
A Minnesota state law went into effect in the year 2000 that requires schools to inform parents and guardians if they apply certain pesticides on school property. Specifically, this law requires schools that apply these pesticides to maintain an estimated schedule of pesticide applications and to make the schedule available to parents and guardians for review or copying at each school office. The long-term effects on children from application of such pesticides, or the class of chemicals to which they belong, may not be fully understood. If you would like to be notified prior to pesticide applications made on days other than those specified in the estimated schedule (excluding emergency applications), please contact Chris Paquette at 651-621-6090.
District-wide annual asbestos notification
Mounds View Public Schools has continued to respond to asbestos in buildings in a cautious and proactive manner. Building administration will continue with its ongoing asbestos operations and maintenance program, including periodic surveillance inspections, which are conducted on a semiannual basis. Also required as part of AHERA (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act-EPA) are re-inspections, which are conducted by accredited inspectors every three years since the implementation of the District’s Management Plan. The building administration’s ongoing efforts related to the management and control of asbestos-containing materials are focused on providing a safe environment for our building occupants and employees. If you have any questions, would like to review the management plan, or are interested in recent response actions completed at the buildings, please contact Chris Paquette at 651-621-6090.