Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
Chemical Hazards: Know the Facts. Discusses safe handling of hazardous materials by school staff, citing the Occupational Safetly and Health Administration Standard Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. The Standard's... 06/30/2006
Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators. Helps identify sources, sometimes obscure, of dangerous chemicals in schools and advises on steps to oversee chemical management activities including establishing a leadership team, implementing... 11/30/2006
Chemical Safety Programs. Discusses the need to enhance understanding of chemical safety in educational facilities that includes adequate staff training and drilling requirements. The question of what is considered proper... 11/30/2000
Chemicals in Classrooms. Pesticides and Maintenance Chemicals in Vermont Schools. This report is the second in a series of studies on the serious threat toxic chemical use may pose to the health of Vermont's children, teachers, and school staff. Of the sources of toxic... 12/31/1998
Chemicals in Common Products: Risky Business for Children's Health. Reviews why children are at increased risk from industrial chemicals, how children are exposed, which chemicals are of concern, how these chemicals may impact children's health, which products... 12/31/2008
Children's Environmental Health Network CEHN is national multidisciplinary project that focuses on education, research, and policy promoting a healthy environment and to protecting the child from environmental hazards. This site includes a...
Children's Environmental Health Program This campaign is coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice, a national environmental organization based in Falls Church, Virginia. The campaign is geared to protecting children...
Children's Health and Chemical Exposure: Beginning Risks Examines the implications of chemical exposure and indoor air quality (IAQ) on children's health, as well as the ways by which physical differences, socioeconomic status, and activity patterns... 12/31/2010
Cleaning for Health: Products and Practices for a Safer Indoor Environment. This report is a guide to environmentally preferable cleaning products and methods that have been effectively used in office buildings, schools, hospitals and other facilities in the United States... 07/31/2002
Cleaning Up on Environmental Damages A public entity facing an environmental cleanup can take certain measures to dramatically increase its chance of coverage. Argues that many comprehensive general-liability insurance policies have... 12/31/1995
Cleaning Up on Environmental Damages A public entity facing an environmental cleanup can take certain measures to dramatically increase its chance of coverage. Argues that many comprehensive general-liability insurance policies have... 12/31/1995
Common Covert Chemical and Physical Hazards in School Science Laboratories. Part 2. Explains that mercury is a dangerous substance to use in school science laboratories and gives several examples of mercury poisoning. Lists some precautions that should be taken in case of mercury... 02/29/2000
Contractors Handling PCBs in Caulk During Renovation. Provides contractors, parents, teachers, and school administrators a general overview of the practices a contractor should consider when conducting the renovation of a building that has... 08/31/2009
Cost and Effectiveness of Radon-Resistant Features in New School Buildings. The paper describes initial results of a study of several schools with radon resistant features that were recently constructed in the northeastern U.S.^These designs generally are based on experience... 12/31/1990
Cradle to Grave: What You Need to Know. Discusses categories of hazardous waste, common hazardous waste generated by schools, individual generator statuses of hazardous waste, and storing, shipping, and reducing hazardous waste. 08/31/2010
Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions. This report is a follow-up to the first publication of the Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign, titled Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions. The previous report looked at the... 12/31/2001
Creating Safe Learning Zones: The ABC's of Healthy Schools. This primer was prepared by the Healthy Buildings committee of the Child Proofing Our Communities campaign. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness of toxic... 07/31/2002
Current Best Practices for PCB's in Caulk Fact Sheet: Testing in Buildings. Supplies key information on testing for PCBs in caulk or in soil or air. Testing will determine if PCBs are present in caulk and if PCBs are present, whether the potential exposure will be dermal,... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Scheet: Disposal Options for PCBs in Caulk and PCB-Contaminated Soil and Building Materials. Identifies for school system officials key information on disposal options for PCBs in caulk and contaminated soil and building materials. It also identifies whom to contact at EPA for advice on... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Sheet: Interim Measures for Assessing Risk and Taking Action to Reduce Exposures. Identifies for school system officials the key steps necessary to conduct a preliminary assessment of PCBs in the air in buildings, interim actions that may be taken to prevent or reduce potential... 08/31/2009
Current Best Practices for PCBs in Caulk Fact Sheet: Removal and Clean-Up of PCBs in Caulk and PCB-Contaminated Soil and Building Material. Identifies for school system officials key information on removal and cleanup of PCBs in caulk and PCB contaminated soil and building materials. In addition, it identifies whom to contact at EPA for... 08/31/2009
Detroit-Area Schools Respond To Mercury Incidents. Mercury exposure can pose a serious health risk, and many districts long ago took steps to rid their schools of the element or carefully monitor its use in science classes. In Michigan, recent... 06/06/2000
Electronic Waste: Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose? Describes types of electronic waste, what can typically be refurbished, access to recycling, EPA designations for these wastes, and hazardous materials found in batteries, lamps, and cathode ray... 03/31/2008
Emergency Response Information: Chemical Hazards. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has compiled information for first responders on specific chemical agents, and has published this information in the form of Emergency...
Emergency! Discusses site hazard management in schools, noting that many areas where hazardous materials are kept are not properly equipped for emergencies involving those materials. Specifications for the... 09/30/2006

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