Compliance and Training Resources Available for Your Council/Camp
The Health and Safety Support Committee has recently released or updated several resources to help your council and camp meet or exceed camp and regulatory standards. All of these can be found on the Scouting Safely Web page in the Guidelines/Policies/Model Plans section. Highlights that are timely as councils prepare for the summer camping season include the following:
- OSHA Laws That Affect Council Offices and Camps, No. 680-047: The information in this document is provided as general guidance for the camp or council setting. (Also available as an interactive Web page)
- Camp Health Model Policy and Procedures Manual, No. 680-048: The model policy and procedures in this document are intended to provide councils with a starting point for the creation of their own policies and procedures for the operation of a camp health lodge. Intended to be shared with your council health supervisor.
- Model Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan, No. 680-035: The model for an exposure control plan includes elements required by the OSHA Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). The intent of this model is to provide your council/camp with an easy-to-use format that may be used as a template to develop a written exposure control plan tailored to the requirements of your council.
- Model Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Plan, No. 680-034: The model for a hazard communication (HAZCOM) program includes elements required by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) and the modifications to conform to the Globally Harmonized System. The intent of this model is to provide your council/camp with an easy-to-use format that may be used as a template to develop a written hazard communication program plan tailored to the requirements of your council.
- Example Written Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plans, No. 680-029: This is an example EAP/FPP that the council office/camp may choose to use or modify to fit its council office/camp emergency procedures. Includes new information on active shooter preparedness.
- Council Program Guidelines: Regarding Response to Adverse Heat and Humidity Conditions, No. 680-030: These guidelines address various factors related to heat and humidity that require special attention. The Word file is offered to assist program leadership in customizing it to fit specific local conditions.
- In addition, the Camp Health Officer Training PowerPoint has been revised to meet the 2013 national camp standards. It can be found on the Scouting Safely Web page under the Training Tab.
- Camp Health Officer Training (PowerPoint): This PowerPoint presentation provides information for camp health officers.
- Watch the Scouting Safety Begins With Leadership video, No. 19-201.