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Safety Committee

It is the goal of the Tulare County Office of Education to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all employees and to eliminate occupational injuries and illnesses. The priority of workplace safety and health is of such importance that it is placed above operating efficiency and productivity whenever necessary. This Employee Safety Update is provided to ensure a safe and healthy work environment for all employees of the Tulare County Office of Education.
  • The Tulare County Office of Education has an adopted Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The Deputy Superintendent, Administrative Services, is responsible for implementation of the program.
  • All TCOE employees are responsible for compliance with established safe, healthy, and common sense work practices.
  • Employee safety concerns should be brought to the attention of the employee's immediate supervisor when first noticed.
  • An Employee Safety Manual is provided to all current and new employees. Check with your supervisor if you do not have a copy of this document.
  • A form titled Supervisor's First Report of Injury/Illness/Accident is provided to employees injured while at work. This form should be completed the same day as the injury occurred.
  • The Tulare County Office of Education conducts quarterly Safety Committee meetings. Safety Committee members include representatives from each division who are responsible for distributing Safety Committee meeting information to their respective groups.
Safety Committee Members
Virginia Baiza ERS 651-3031, ext. 264
Mary Baltazar Human Resources 733-6325
Roger Beavers Maintenance 730-2749
Christina Chavez Business Services 733-6339
Kyle Coffman Keenan & Associates 800-343-0694, ext. 4186
Kelly Forney Buckman-Mitchell Ins. 635-3585
Joe Garza SEE 713-5164
Christine Glass Early Childhood Education, HR 651-3001
Sarah Hamilton Special Services 688-2868, ext. 6412
Kathy Johnston School Health 651-0130, ext. 3710
Breck Klawitter Keenan & Associates 800-343-0694, ext. 4190
Barbara Leal BTSA 733-6315
Palmira Licon Early Childhood Education 651-3022
Maria Macias Migrant Education 651-3035
Tammy Bradford Special Services 730-2910, ext. 5120
Mike Phenicie Keenan & Associates 800-343-0694, ext. 4187
John Rodriguez Human Resources 733-6306
Laura Rodriguez Human Resources 733-6053
Debbie Smith Maintenance 730-2749
Anita Stein Early Childhood Education 651-3022
Craig Wheaton, Ed.D. Deputy Superintendent 733-6474
Angelica Zermeño LSMA 733-6963, ext. 208
Aubrey Zigler Early Childhood Education 651-3022


Employee Safety Handbook(.pdf file)

Employee Safety Newsletters & Bulletins


Future Meeting Dates
All meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. at the TCOE Administration Building & Conference Center, 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia.
  • October 7, 2014
  • January 6, 2015

Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

2013-14
  November 2013, March 2014, June 2014
2012-13
  October 2012, March 2013, June 2013
2011-12
  October 2011, January 2012, March 2012, May 2012
2010-11
  October 2010, January 2011, March 2011, May 2011
2009-10
  October 2009, January 2010, March 2010, May 2010
2008-09
  October 2008, January 2009, March 2009, May 2009
2007-08
  October 2007, January 2008, March 2008, May 2008
2006-07
  October 2006, January 2007, March 2007, May 2007
2005-06
  October 2005, January 2006, March 2006, May 2006
2004-05
  October 2004, January 2005, April 2005


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Tulare County Office of Education
Human Resources Division
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277

John Rodriguez, Director
(559) 733-6306 • fax: (559) 627-4670



Jim Vidak, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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