Safety Skills Rodeo with Culpeper County Public Schools

As many school divisions across the Commonwealth prepare to return to class in a few weeks, the potential for injuries from slips, trips, and falls by teachers and staff also returns.

This summer, Culpeper County Public Schools proactively worked to address this risk by hosting a Safety Skills Rodeo, involving staff from facility services, maintenance, and even information technology.

“The data is the driving force behind this,” said Culpeper County Schools Executive Director of Human Resources Michelle Metzger. “We saw accidents happening in certain areas so that made us think more about providing professional development for staff.”

The training was spearheaded by Culpeper County Schools Human Resources Administrator Amanda Washington and Director of Facility Services Doug Robson, who worked closely with VRSA Safety Consultant Christine Gillison to coordinate the event.

In addition to classroom training, they developed a” skills rodeo” where staff could practice the new safety information they’d learned earlier in the session.
Learn more about Culpeper’s proactive approach to preventing injuries in the member spotlight video below.

VRSA is here to protect our members and their employees so they may effectively serve their communities. If your entity is interested in working with VRSA to conduct a safety event, contact your risk services consultant.