Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Bill to Be Entitled: An Act to Enact the Schoolchildren's Health Act of 2006. This North Carolina legislation establishes guidelines for reducing exposures to pesticides, diesel fumes, mold & mildew, arsenic treated wood, and elemental mercury in the state's schools.... 04/20/2005
A Case Study of Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, Massachusetts Public School System. Tips, Suggestions, and Resources for Investigating and Resolving EHS Issues in Schools An investigation was initiated concerning the environmental health within the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system to determine what specific environmental hazards were present and... 12/31/1997
A Crash Course in Chlorine. Reviews the history and efficacy of chlorine as a disinfectant, and advises on how to select a pool chlorine product as well as how to evaluate alternatives to chlorine. 09/30/2006
A Scoping-Level Field Monitoring Study of Synthetic Turf Fields and Playgrounds. Reports on a study of the toxicity of the tire crumbs typically found in artificial turf. The study found that the concentrations of particulate matter, metals, and volatile organic compounds that... 10/31/2009
Additional Artificial Turf Issues. Addresses concerns over chemical and other hazards of artificial turf fields. Ingredients in the crumb rubber filling, abrasions, higher surface temperatures, and potential for lead in the fibers are... 12/31/2007
An Award-Winning Approach To Lead Safety. Details how a lead safety project funded in the Toyota Tapestry Grant program provided students with the resources to test for and discover lead present in their recently renovated school. Discusses... 12/31/2001
An Ill Wind: Methyl Bromide Use Near California Schools. A California study investigates the use of the toxic pesticide methyl bromide near the state's public schools, explains why proposed safety rules have failed to protect children and others from... 12/31/1997
An Unrecognized Source of PCB Contamination in Schools and Other Buildings. Reports on an investigation of 24 buildings in the Boston area revealing that one-third (8 of 24) contained caulking materials with polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content exceeding 50 ppm by weight,... 06/30/2004
Are Your Custodians Exposed to Excessive Lead Levels? Data from a 1994 University of Maryland study suggest that typical janitorial tasks (sweeping, vacuuming, emptying trash receptacles, cleaning fixtures, and other related housekeeping activities)... 06/30/1997
Art Safety Procedures for Art Schools and Art Departments This online manual includes chapters on a health and safety program; hazard communication; emergency procedures; laws and regulations; general precautions; personal protective equipment; fire safety... 12/31/1997
Asbestos Suite Nearing Conclusion. Describes the upcoming resolution of a higher education class action suit to recover money spent on asbestos abatement, including suggested steps to take now and an online link to documentation. 06/30/2005
Ashes to Ashes: New York City Schools Are Doing Away with an Industrial Age Relic--the Coal-Fired Boiler The New York City School Construction Authority is on a mission to replace all coal-fired boilers in schools with gas-and-oil-fired heating systems over the next four years. The coal boilers are... 03/31/2000
Assisting Schools and Child Care Facilities in Addressing Lead in Drinking Water. Compares and contrasts EPA's guidance to schools and child care facilities under the Lead Contamination Control Act (LCCA) and the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). It also provides a brief overview... 12/31/2004
Belmont Learning Complex: Report of Findings - Part II. This report provides findings of fact on the development of the Belmont Learning Complex of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and contains recommendations to remedy identified... 09/12/1999
Belmont Learning Complex: Report of Findings. This report provides findings of fact on the development of the Belmont Learning Complex of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and contains recommendations to remedy identified... 09/12/1999
Best Management Practices Checklist for Chemicals in New Hampshire Schools Checklist covers these areas: purchasing, science department, art department, wood and metal shops, facilities department/custodial staff, administrative/computer labs, cafeteria, nurse's... 12/31/2002
Biological and Chemical Impact to Educational Facilities. Discusses preparing an educational facility to address the threat of biological or chemical terrorism, including understanding the potential impact, implementing information and communication systems... 02/28/2002
Blood Lead and Turf Field Q and A. Presents a brief list of six questions and answers addressing concerns of those who might have played at artificial turf fields in New Jersey that have been found to contain lead. 03/31/2008
Brownfields to School Sites: How Can the State Facilitate Cleanup To Build Essential Schools? This document presents background information and testimony concerning the cleanup of potentially contaminated vacant or underutilized property for use as future school sites in low-income and... 01/13/2000
Building a Healthy Environment. Describes how school districts, with the help of a good architect, can construct or renovate schools and avoid most environmental hazards. Issues concerning indoor air quality, asbestos, lead... 02/28/1997
Building for Learning: School Facilities and School Reform This edition of SEDLetter looks at some of the challenges of matching school facilities design, construction, or renovation to the goals and values of people in schools and communities. Constructing... 08/31/1998
Caretaking Manual Information for school maintenance staff in their role of providing clean, attractive, and pleasant educational facilities for students and staff. Addresses local school division policy. Presents... 12/31/1998
Carpet and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Ways in which carpeting can affect a school's indoor air quality (IAQ) are discussed. Carpeting is defined as a system of components that includes pads, adhesives, floor preparation compounds,... 12/31/1992
CDC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention {CDC} develops programs and policies to prevent childhood lead poisoning, educates the public and health care providers, provides funding to state and...
Chemical Fume Hoods in Higher Education Science Laboratories: Electrical, Mechanical and Human Controls This paper is predicated on the realization that a chemical hood is only one element of laboratory safety which encompasses a variety of other elements starting with the architectural design and... 04/30/1995