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Safety

Newton-Conover City Schools considers no phase of operation or administration to be of greater importance than student and employee safety. It is our policy to provide and maintain safe and healthful working conditions and establish safe work practices at all times.
 
 
 
 
STAFF TRAINING
Our maintenance and custodial staff will be completing SafeSchools training videos over the next few months.  Our next training date is Monday, November 13th
 
Thank-you to Keith Freeman who conducted a workshop for us this summer as a kick-off to summer cleaning.
Heating

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space heaters are the type of equipment most often involved in home heating equipment fires, figuring in two of every five fires (40%).

Candles

December is the peak time of year for home candle fires; the top four days for home candle fires are New Year’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Christmas Eve. Each year between 2009 and 2013, an average of 25 home candle fires were reported each day. 

 

Carbon Monoxide

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels such as gasoline, wood, coal, propane, etc. do not burn. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel are potential sources of CO. Carbon Monoxide incidents are more common during the winter months, and in residential properties.