It is the policy of Pittsburg Unified School District (the District) to protect the health and safety of employees, students, guests, and the environment. The goal can be met through the development of a comprehensive and effective environmental health and safety plan known as the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) that endeavors to eliminate unsafe conditions and minimize the impact of hazardous situations. Such a program can benefit the District and community by reducing illness and injury to students and personnel, preventing the property damage, and preserving the environment. The District will make every reasonable effort to promote, create, and maintain a safe and healthy environment. This can only be realized by adherence to basic safety principles, sound management practices, and compliance with applicable federal, safe, and local codes, laws, and standards.