LATEX EXPOSURE MINIMIZATION

 

Some individuals have, or are in, a high-risk group for developing sensitivity to latex.  Sensitivity reactions can range from mild skin irritation to anaphylaxis.

 

Reasonable precautions will be taken to minimize the risk of developing latex sensitivity or severe reactions to latex occurring in the school environment for both students and staff.

 

The superintendent shall create district procedures to address practices for minimizing exposure to latex, recognizing the allergic reaction and responding to the allergic reaction.

 

A safe environment for students and staff recognizes individual differences and adoption of realistic practices will be promoted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy                                                                           COLUMBUS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Adopted:   9/11/06                                                       Columbus, Nebraska