2014 Back-to-School Information for Transportation Staff
Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Inspections
The daily pre-trip and
post-trip inspections procedure represents one of the important actions bus drivers can do to contribute to the safe operation of school buses. Click here to view the procedure for pre-trip and post-trip inspections.
New Procedures for Workers' Compensation Claims as of November 12
Starting Monday, November 12, all
Transportation employees will report their workers' compensation claims by
calling the new claims administrator, CorVel, at 1-800-774-2447. (For your convenience,
employees will receive wallet cards with this information.)
new process requires you to contact CorVel when an injury occurs to provide
your personal information and accident and injury details. You will no longer
be required to complete a PGCPS Workers' Compensation-Report of Injury form.
Managers and Supervisors: The
Workers' Compensation Office will notify you via email when one of your
employees has reported a claim. If your employee is incapacitated or
transported by ambulance, then you must call in the injury to CorVel. Please
ensure that your timekeeper submits weekly Verification of Lost Time forms to
the Workers' Compensation Office.
you have an employee who is injured at work and misses time, report it in
Oracle and fax a Verification of Lost Time form weekly to the Workers'
Compensation Office at 301-952-6027.
If you have any questions, please contact the Workers' Compensation/Risk
Management Office at 301-952-6075 or 301-780-2187.
Monthly Safety Meetings (mandated by COMAR)
Required topics: Sexual Harassment, Homelessness Training, Child Abuse Recognition, Driver Improvement Program, Alcohol Drug Testing, Fatigue & Drug Awareness Training
Transportation Academy – Allows Transportation employees the opportunity to increase their knowledge of the pupil transportation industry for possible further advancement in the department
Driver Improvement Program
The Driver Improvement Program provides the driver with techniques to enable the experienced vehicle operator to know where the front, rear and sides of the bus are while driving forward, backward, and turning maneuvers. The course is structured to improve driver’s overall skills in the performance of their daily duties.
Alcohol and Drug Testing Program
Every driver submits to pre-employment and random drug testing, as well as post-accident and reasonable cause. Alcohol Testing is done randomly, post-accident, or with reasonable cause.