Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
Environmental Hazards for Children in the Aftermath of Wildfires. Addresses risks to children after wildfire have passed, including exposure to ash, debris, water damage, water quality, spoiled food, deceased animals, traffic, and construction. Preventive measures... 11/04/2007
Environmental Hazards for Children in USA Children are not little adults. Their tissues and organs are rapidly growing, developing and differentiating. At various stages these growth processes create windows of great vulnerability to... 12/31/1997
EPA: Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) aims to ensure that all schools are free from hazards associated with mismanaged chemicals. SC3...
Fact Sheet for Schools: Caulk Containing PCBs May Be Present in Older Schools and Buildings. Advises on what polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are, when it was used in building caulk, how to avoid it and what to do about it if present. PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and 1978, so only... 12/31/2008
Fact Sheet for Schools: PCBs in Caulk School Checklist. Provides a checklist for ascertaining the potential for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in school building caulk and the risk of children's exposure . PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and... 12/31/2008
Fact Sheet for Teachers: What to Say to Children About PCBs. Advises teachers on how to address students concerning the risk of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building caulk. PCBs were used in caulk between 1950 and 1978, so only buildings built or... 12/31/2008
Facts about PCBs in Caulk. Briefly answers questions concerning the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building caulk, addressing the history of their uses, testing for them, means of exposure, and abatement in advance... 12/31/2009
Flourescent Lamp Recycling and Mercury Recovery: Domestic and International Overview. Explains the necessity to properly recycle flourescent lamps, rather than discard them in a landfill, due to the mercury they contain. 08/31/2004
Fume Cupboards in Schools. (Revision of Design Note 29). Building Bulletin 88. Regulations require hazardous gases in school science classrooms be controlled, i.e., their levels in the air kept below the exposure limits, with fume cupboards being the most usual method. This... 04/15/1998
Getting Mercury Out of Schools. This guide was prepared while working with many Massachusetts schools to remove items that contain mercury and to find suitable alternatives. It contains fact sheets on: mercury in science... 12/31/2000
Getting the Lead Out. Examines plumbing standards and laws regarding lead content in school bathroom faucets and how to address these concerns. Issues to consider when building new school facilities are highlighted. 04/30/1997
Getting the Lead Out. Describes the effects of lead poisoning. Because the source of lead poisoning in most children is old house paint, and is found mostly in substandard housing, lower-income children are... 12/31/2002
Glass Fiber and Health Complaints. Identifies potential sources of small glass fibers in school building products, their irritating potential, acceptable exposures, and long-term health consequences that might be attributed to them.... 12/31/2006
Guidance for School Site Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code 901(f): Guidance for Assessing Exposures and Health Risks at Existing and Proposed School Sites. Presents a methodology for estimating exposure of school users to toxic chemicals found as contaminants at existing and proposed school sites, and the health risks from those exposures. Exposure... 01/31/2004
Guide to Healthier Cleaning & Maintenance: Practices and Products for Schools. This paper helps those concerned with keeping schools clean and properly maintained in adopting healthier cleaning and maintenance practices and promoting the purchase and use of environmentally... 12/31/2004
Guide to PBDE: Toxic Flame Retardant. What, Women, Children and School Personnel Need to Know. Advises on the presence of Polybrominated diphenyl ethters (PBDE) in school furnishings and electronic equipment. Types of PBDE's typically used, their toxicity, and advice for avoiding and... 12/31/2006
Guide to Protecting Vulnerable Students in Sick Schools. Asserting that school buildings under renovation and even newly built schools may have polluted indoor environments that cause health problems and hinder learning, this guide introduces special... 12/31/2000
Guide to School Renovation and Construction: What You Need to Know To Protect Child and Adult Environmental Health. [New York] This guide presents cautionary tips for protecting children's health during school renovation and construction projects, the New York state laws regarding school renovation and construction, and... 12/31/1999
Hazardous Materials Management Manual, 2nd Edition, University of Missouri- Columbia. Provides guidance to the campus community on the safe handling of hazardous materials, focusing on procedures for materials that are no longer needed. The document emphasizes safety and provides... 08/31/2000
Hazardous Materials: Strategies for Safety. Advises on management of hazardous materials within facilities, addressing identification, OSHA requirements, signage, chemical storage, compressed gases, and emergency response. 09/30/2008
Hazardous Matters As EPA's compliance efforts expand to more education facilities, managers very soon will need a much fuller picture of all hazardous materials in their facilities, from laboratory chemicals and... 12/31/2004
Hazmat Compliance Considerations. Describes schools' responses to recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency investigations into how hazardous materials are handle on their campuses. Many schools have voluntarily reported... 09/30/2006
Hazmat Management 360. Details a strategy for hazardous materials management, beginning with a nine-point review of items on site, knowledge of and compliance with regulations, engineering controls and personal protection... 06/30/2008
Hazmat Management: Tools of the Trade. Advises on management of facilities-related hazardous materials. Instructions for inventory, labeling, storage, shelving, and emergency response are included. 07/31/2007
Hazmat: Safety Solutions. Advises on how to manage hazardous materials using inspection, inventory, and regular cleanout. Also addressed are special considerations for flammables, proper storage, and recordkeeping strategies. 09/30/2009