Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Customer Highlight: Wayzata Public Schools

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Operations, OSHA, Student Well-Being

Wayzata Public Schools in Wayzata, MN is expanding to keep up with the ever-increasing student population in the area. The district was approved to build another elementary school and put an addition on the high school. Once completed, Wayzata High School will be the largest high school in the state.

With the growing number of students throughout the district, the district knew it would have to make risk management a priority. When the district created a list of processes in need of improvement, student accident reporting was first on the list. Wayzata Public Schools’ existing reporting process relied on the manual completion of an incident form, which was photocopied and then distributed to various parties. After distribution, there was not a single repository to keep injury records, which created unnecessary risk.

After a short pilot of StudentWatch’s Student Accident Reporting System with district nurses, Wayzata Public Schools saw the value in upgrading from a manual process to StudentWatch’s electronic process. After a brief test of the system, the nurses were ready to utilize the system immediately – even though this was beyond the scope of the pilot. The school board and administration were so impressed with the system’s automation and reliability in reducing risk that they chose to fully implement the system, as well as the EmployeeSafe suite.

To read the Wayzata Public Schools case study in its entirety, click here.

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