Report 2018-106 Recommendation 26 Responses

Report 2018-106: Correctional Officer Health and Safety: Some State and County Correctional Facilities Could Better Protect Their Officers From the Health Risks of Certain Inmate Attacks (Release Date: September 2018)

Recommendation #26 To: Alameda County Sheriff's Office

To ensure the health and safety of its officers when interacting with inmates, Santa Rita should provide annual training that is specific to preventing and responding to gassing attacks.

60-Day Agency Response

All Sheriff's Office supervisors attend annual training. During this training, workers' compensation information regarding exposure documentation and aftercare services will be presented and at all subsequent annual trainings. New supervisors assigned to the Detention and Corrections Division are also presented with this updated workers' compensation training. Monthly muster training is another avenue used to present training. This training consists of a Jail Training Officer (JTO) facilitated interactive PowerPoint presentation with staff. The muster training for exposure reporting is incorporated with the injury/illness prevention presentation. The written directives that are currently in draft will be uploaded for distribution and review division-wide. A training bulletin will be distributed agency-wide summarizing the updated directives and reporting requirements.

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

Alameda County Sheriff's Office revised its training to include specific protocols for gassing attacks and reporting requirements.

All Recommendations in 2018-106

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.