Asbestos

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Custodial Training Makes Sense and Saves Dollars. Explains that due to the complexity of today's custodial work, extensive education and training is required. This includes basic commercial/industrial cleaning techniques; hygiene procedures;... 06/30/2002
Environmental Protection Agency. Asbestos in Schools. This EPA webpage provides information on the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and how schools can comply, a summary of the health effects of asbestos, information for Local Education... 07/31/2011
EPA Healthy School Environments: Asbestos This section of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Healthy School Environments website includes a summary of the issue and a list of asbestos resources with links.
Evaluation of the Implementation of Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Programs in New Jersey Schools. All schools are required to develop and implement an asbestos management plan (AMP). The key component of this plan is each school's operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This report... 12/31/1996
Guidance Manual: Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Work Practices This technical manual provides detailed guidance to building owners, asbestos program managers, and operations and maintenance (O&M) workers for managing asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in... 12/31/1995
Healthy Schools: Lessons for a Clean Educational Environment. Helps school employees and parents recognize potential environmental health issues at schools, both indoors and outdoors. It includes basic information about mold, radon, VOCs, ventilation, asbestos... 12/31/2007
How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings: AHERA Designated Person's Self-Study Guide. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires schools to appoint an asbestos management coordinator called the AHERA (Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act) designated person (DP) who is... 12/31/1995
Identifying and Treating Environmental Hazards. Advises on identification, analysis, abatement, and remediation of asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold. 02/01/2008
Indoor Air Pollutants, Limited Resource Households and Childcare Facilities. Presents findings from an indoor air quality study of homes and childcare facilities in nonmetropolitan counties of New York State. Specific pollutants examined were lead, radon, carbon monoxide,... 12/31/2001
Is School Making Your Students Sick? Reviews environmental hazards within schools. Identifies indoor air pollution, asbestos, lead poisoning, and pesticides as the leading hazards. Forms of indoor air pollution include radon carbon... 12/31/2001
Managing Asbestos in Place: A Building Owner's Guide to Operations and Maintenance Programs for Asbestos-Containing Materials. Instructions for building owners on the selection and application of appropriate asbestos control and abatement actions are presented in this guidebook. Chapter 1 offers background information on the... 12/31/1989
Reducing Health Risks on Campus. Advises on handling asbestos, lead, mold, and radon risks in new and existing schools, as well as during renovations. 05/31/2008
Renaissance of the American School Building. This is a non-technical reader on how school buildings, health, and environment are entwined. The author provides a reasonable road map to consider when making decisions related to indoor air quality... 08/31/2002
Renovation & Construction in Schools: Controlling Health and Safety Hazards. Provides information on potential health and safety hazards associated with school renovation and construction and what precautions to take in order to prevent or control them. These include dust,... 02/29/2004
Schools Respond to Risk Management Programs for Asbestos, Lead in Drinking Water and Radon. This paper summarizes the findings of a study that examined the effectiveness of risk communication materials, information dissemination and assistance efforts and selected regulatory design... 12/31/1992
Selection of Asbestos Environmental Services Consultant. Presents the Duval County Public Schools' asbestos consultant selection criteria, including types of selection, qualifying data and forms, specific screening and selection procedures. 04/30/2011
The Comprehensive School Health Manual, Chapter 4: A Safe and Healthful Environment. This chapter of Massachusetts' School Health Manual covers the school environment, including building and environmental standards, indoor air quality, school buses, underground fuel storage... 12/31/2006
The EPA is Studying You. Advises on paying attention to environmental regulations, especially regarding hazardous materials, underground storage tanks, and wetlands. Examples of school systems that have been fined are... 12/31/2006
The High Cost of Cleanup. Reviews the threat of asbestos, lead, and mercury in schools. Sources of these toxins and options for their removal or containment are covered. 11/30/2006
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure in Schools. Reviews the risk of asbestos exposure in schools, considering the large number of school buildings built from the 1950's through the 1970's with materials that contained asbestos. Typical... 12/31/2010
The Use of Asbestos in School Buildings. Discusses typical sources of asbestos in building products found in schools built before 1978, inspection requirements for schools that contain asbestos, health risks from asbestos, and protection of... 12/31/2010
Toxic Substances: Information on Costs and Financial Aid to Schools To Control Asbestos. Information on the costs of and financial aid available to schools for asbestos abatement is provided in this report. Data are based on interviews with officials from 15 school districts in 5 states... 12/31/1991
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Asbestos. OSHA has been charged with regulating asbestos in the workplace. This site contains information on regulations; health effects; asbestos recognition, evaluation, control, and compliance; training...
What is the Government Doing about Asbestos in Schools? Discusses hazards of asbestos in schools, specific legislation that the U.S. government has taken to remove asbestos from schools, and provides referrals for those seeking information on asbestos in... 12/31/2010
What You Don't Know Might Hurt You. Discusses the history of asbestos use in building materials, its effect on the body, and techniques for identifying, handling, abating, and removing it. Suggestions for cleaning and maintenance... 09/30/2005

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