The personal safety of each employee while in the performance of his or her work activity is a top priority of the Shasta County office of Education. SCOE is committed to providing funds for risk management programs of safety activities, employee training, environmental testing, and purchase of safety equipment. These funds ensure that all employees have the opportunity to be informed and trained in the highest standard of safe work practices.

The Safety Wellness Awareness Group (SWAG) is a SCOE sponsored committee that meets four times a year to address employee safety concerns and monthly to promote awareness of habits which can improve health and wellbeing in our work place. The SWAG committee also coordinates with the Wellness Plan being offered by the Shasta Trinity School Insurance Group (STSIG). The Safety Wellness Awareness Group (SWAG) will assist Supervisors, Site Administrators and employees in creating a culture of safety and wellness. This requires open lines of communication where employees have the opportunity and are eager to participate in safety and wellness programs.

Members of SWAG

Adam Hillman
Associate Superintendent
Administrative Services

Dan Ostrowski
Executive Director-IT, Facilities, Maintenance & Operations
Co-Program & Co-Safety Admin
Brenda Palmer
Executive Director-Human Resources
Co Program & Co-Safety Admin
Peter AlexanderTransportation Services
Diana BatesProject SHARE
Jilmarie BentleyEarly Childhood Services
Cindy DillInstructional Services
Angelica HernandezEarly Childhood Services
Sue HunterBusiness Services
Laura IngallsSpecial Education
Kendell KilbornInformation Technology
Michelle LarsenNutrition Services
Jami LozoyaHuman Resources
Dylan McGinnTransportation Services
Jodie VanOrnumStudent Programs
Kathleen WolterHuman Resources
Laurie ZambranoAdministrative Services

Injury and Illness Prevention Program

The California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 8, Section 3203, require employers to maintain a safe and healthful workplace for employees. These regulations are enfored by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA). This IIPP has been developed to provide organizational structure and procedures to assure there are effective programs in place to identify and mitigate actual and potential hazards to the safety and health of SCOE staff, volunteers, and visitors.

Injury & Illness Prevention Program

Injury & Illness Prevention Program Summary

Lunch-n-Learn 2017/2018 Schedule To Be Announced

The Lunch-n-Learns wortkshops for 2016/2017 have been completed. Please check back soon for schedules and times for the 2017/2018 workshops.

Current SWAG Challenge

April 1st – May 31, 2017

Opportunity to win one of three grand prizes…Whiskeytown Annual Pass!

Here is how it works:

  • Pick up a Waterfall Passport from your Site SWAG Representative.
  • Complete at least 2 hikes within the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge (select from Whiskeytown Falls, Boulder Creek Falls, Brandy Creek Falls or Crystal Creek Falls) to be entered into a drawing to win the Grand Prize (3 grand prize winners will be selected).
      • Submit proof to your Site SWAG Representative of completing 2 hikes within the Whiskeytown Waterfall Challenge. You will need to bring your Waterfall Passport, a pencil or crayon and use the rubbing plate on the hike to make an impression on your passport.
  • If you are not interested in hiking the Whiskeytown Waterfalls mentioned above but would still like to participate…no problem! You may select two hikes of your own (minimum of 1.5 miles each).
      • Submit proof to your Site SWAG Representative of completing 2 hikes (minimum of 1.5 miles). You will need to submit to your Site SWAG Representative a selfie/group picture at an identifiable sign or landmark at least halfway on the trail or submit a screenshot of Map My Walk or Map My Run (or similar app) that shows completion of the route. You will also need to include a brief summary describing each of your hikes.
  • Upon completing two hikes, submit to your Site SWAG Representative your completed Waterfall Passport (with a minimum of 2 rubbings from 2 Whiskeytown Waterfall hikes) or your 2 selfie/group pictures with your written summaries.


  • Employees who complete two hikes will be entered into the drawing to receive one of three grand prizes. One raffle ticket for each hike completed (maximum of four tickets for this challenge).
  • 3 grand prize winners (organization-wide).
  • Grand Prize: Whiskeytown Annual Pass (valid for one year from month of purchase for Whiskeytown and entrance into Lassen Volcanic National Park).

No long term commitment required, but the more you participate, the better your chances are of winning the grand prize!

April 17th – May 19, 2017

Eligible for a wellness incentive, opportunity for your department to win the Perpetual Trophy, opportunity to win weekly prizes and one of three grand prizes!

Here is how it works:

  • Pick up your Step Challenge Tracker Log and sign up with your Site SWAG Representative.
  • Track (using a step tracker on your smart phone, a fit bit type device or check out a pedometer from HR) and record your steps on your Step Challenge Tracker Log.
  • Check in weekly with your Site SWAG Representative to get your name included in the weekly prize drawings.
  • Completion of all 5 weeks will earn you a Wellness Incentive for STSIG. Those who complete the challenge will be reported to STSIG directly through HR or they can have their Site SWAG Representative or HR sign their STSIG tracker form.


  • Weekly prizes - Employees will receive one raffle ticket each week when checking in and a second ticket for reaching their goal of increasing their steps by 10% or reaching 10,000 steps daily.
  • 3 Grand Prize Winners – if you complete the full 5 week challenge, your name will be included in a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 4 options: urBeats (earbuds), Beats (wireless earbuds), Fitbit Alta HR or Fitbit Alta.

No long term commitment required, join in for a week and see how you like it, or complete all 5 weeks to earn your STSIG wellness incentive. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning a prize (and establishing good habits and increasing your energy level).

See your Site SWAG Representative listed below for further information.


SWAG Representative

Business Services/Payroll

Sue Hunter


Jilmarie Bentley/Michelle Larsen/Angelica Hernandez


Laura Ingalls

Human Resources/Superintendent

Jami Lozoya/Kathleen Wolter

Instructional Services/PDC

Cindy Dill

IT and M&O

Kendell Kilborn

Project SHARE

Diana Bates


Peter Alexander/Dylan McGinn

SWAG Meetings

SWAG Meeting (Safety Emphasis) September 21, 2016 at 10:30am Aspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office
SWAG MeetingOctober 19, 2016 at 10:00amAspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office
SWAG Meeting (Safety Emphasis)November 16, 2016 at 10:30amAspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office
SWAG MeetingDecember 14, 2016 at 10:00amAspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office
SWAG MeetingFebruary 15, 2017 at 10:00amAspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office
SWAG Meeting (Safety Emphasis)March 15, 2017 at 10:00amAspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office

SWAG Meeting(Safety Emphasis)

May 17, 2017 at 10:00am

Aspen Conference Room - Magnolia Office

Safety Concerns & Suggestions Form