School Environmental Health

School Environmental Health


School Environmental Health Plan

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  • Asbestos

  • Asbestos containing building materials, regulations, inspection and abatement.

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Protecting students and staff from the hazards of exposure to blood and other body fluids.
  • Crumb Rubber Fields

  • Information about the risks of exposure to crumb rubber used in synthetic turf playing fields.
  • Drinking Water

  • Protecting drinking water quality in schools. Educating teachers, parents, and students about drinking water.
  • Energy Efficiency

  • Educational, financial, and technical resources to help schools reduce energy usage.
  • Food Safety

  • Food safety and sanitation, National School Lunch Program, food worker illness.
  • Green Cleaning

  • Minimizing chemical hazards of cleaning products and practices.

  • Lead Paint

  • Lead poisoning prevention, lead-safe remodeling, renovation and repair regulations.
  • Mercury

  • Mercury-free status, preventing and cleaning up spills, drum-top bulb crushers, flooring.
  • Mold

  • Investigating and remediating mold awareness.

  • Pests

  • Implementing Integrated Pest Management to prevent pest problems, parent/staff notification requirements.
  • PCBs

  • Managing PCBs in ballasts, small capacitors, and caulk, guidance for responding to PCB leaks and spills.
  • Radon

  • Radon testing, mitigation, reporting.

  • Ventilation

  • Optimizing fresh air in schools for student health and achievement.

  • Water Efficiency

  • Educational, financial, and technical resources to help schools reduce water usage.