The applicant must develop written policies governing emergencies, accidents, and injuries. The license holder must ensure that written records are kept about incidents, emergencies, accidents, and injuries that have occurred.
The license holder must keep a record of instruction to all staff persons and, when appropriate, to children and parents, about how to carry out the policies.
The policies must contain:
Procedures for administering first aid.
Safety rules to follow in avoiding injuries, burns, poisoning, choking, suffocation, and traffic and pedestrian accidents.
Procedures for the daily inspection of potential hazards.
Procedures for fire prevention and procedures to follow in the event of a fire. Fire procedures must:
mandate monthly fire drills and a log of drill times and dates;
identify primary and secondary exits, building evacuation routes, the phone number of the fire department, persons responsible for the evacuation of children, and areas for which they are responsible;
contain instruction on how to use a fire extinguisher and how to close off the fire area; and
provide for the training of staff persons to carry out the fire procedures.
Procedures to follow in the event of a blizzard, tornado, or other natural disaster that include the location of emergency shelter, procedures for monthly tornado drills from April to September, and a log of times and dates showing that the drills were held.
Procedures to follow when a child is missing.
Procedures to follow if an unauthorized person or a person who is incapacitated or suspected of abuse attempts to pick up a child or if no one comes to pick up a child.
Sources of emergency medical care.
Procedures for recording accidents, injuries, and incidents involving a child enrolled in the center. The written record must contain the name and age of the persons involved; date and place of the accident, injury, or incident; type of injury; action taken by staff; and to whom the accident, injury, or incident was reported.
Procedures mandating an annual analysis of the record in item I and any modification of the center's policies based on the analysis.
13 SR 173; 18 SR 2748
October 8, 2007
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes