Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
Hazmat: The Sustainability Link. Outlines the facility manager's role in reducing hazardous waste by replacing toxic products with less harmful ones, recycling, reducing production of hazardous waste, and developing a written... 01/31/2009
Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington. This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in Washington state. Some of the safety practices that are recommended affect school... 12/31/2002
Health Risks of Wildfires for Children-Acute Phase. Reviews the health risks to children of active wildfires, and includes recommendations for minimizing smoke exposure by staying indoors, sealing buildings, wearing masks, and evacuation. The... 10/27/2007
Healthy Advice or Alarmist Literature? National Education Association Handbook Creates Unease in Cleaning and Maintenance Industry The publication of an educational handbook on indoor environmental quality has renewed the contentious debate between advocates for the cleaning and maintenance industry and environmental activists... 05/31/1997
Healthy and Safe School Environment, Part II, Physical School Environment: Results from the School Health Policies and PRograms Study 2006. Presents facility-related information from The Centers for Disease Control's 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS). Computer-assisted telephone interviews or self-administered... 09/30/2007
Healthy Buildings? Health problems related to school buildings can be categorized in five major areas: sick-building syndrome; health-threatening building materials; environmental hazards such as radon gas and asbestos... 12/31/1995
Healthy Schools Council Checklist Concerning Environmental Health and Safety in Schools. Offers a checklist to identify and monitor important environmental health and safety issues that may be present in a given school building. The issues are organized under categories for renovations... 08/31/2003
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a not for profit education and research organization dedicated to securing policies and actions that will create schools that are environmentally responsible to...
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
Heavy Metal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 1 million children ages 5 and under are afflicted with unsafe amounts of lead. Schools can be a source of lead poisoning.... 11/30/2001
Helping Parents Prevent Lead Poisoning. ERIC Digest. Children are at greater risk than adults for lead poisoning because children absorb lead more readily than adults, and a small amount of lead in children's bodies can do a great deal of harm.... 06/30/2002
How to Minimize the Risks of Used Fluorescent Lighting. Discusses the handling, storage, packaging, transport, and recycling of used fluorescent light bulbs, in order to keep their mercury out of the environment. Four references are included. 10/31/2010
How to Protect Your Children from Arsenic-Treated Wood at School, Child Care or Preschool: A Safety Checklist for Parents. Offers a checklist to determine if a school playground's wood components are arsenic treated, and if so, what the remediation plan is, and what to do if the school administration is unresponsive... 12/31/2003
How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials Advises on how to test for the presence of PCBs in the building. The document recommends that the air is tested first to determine if PCBs may be causing a potential public health problem. This... 12/31/2009
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
Industrial Education Ventilation Study. Volume 1. Final Report. A study assessed aspects of ventilation in industrial education facilities in selected junior and senior highs schools in Alberta (Canada). This report describes the purpose of the study and the... 04/30/1983
Interim Biohazard Emergency Response Procedures, University of Missouri-Columbia. Presents guidelines for laboratory personnel in the event of a spill or release of Biological Safety Level 2 agents in their laboratory. Immediate response actions are followed by detailed actions... 09/30/2001
Interior Painting and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. The document presents an overview of paint formulations and the functional quality of different paints, paying special attention to the volatile organic compounds present in some paints. Contaminant... 02/28/1994
Laboratory Safety Institute National non-profit educational organization promoting health and safety in school science laboratories. The Massachusetts-based group provides training, publications, grants, a lending library, a...
Lamp Recycling, Step by Step. Advises on inventory of fluorescent lamp purchase, use, and disposal; employee training for lamp handling and disposal; developing a purchasing and recycling plan; and choosing a lamp recycling... 09/30/2007
Lead Astray. Elaborates on a recent discovery of lead in artificial playing turf fibers. The evolution of the discovery and warnings that were issued, the responses from the artificial turf industry, the... 07/31/2008
Lead Exposure from Indoor Firing Ranges Among Students on Shooting Teams. Summarizes the results of an investigation of potential lead exposure in 66 members of shooting teams, aged 7--19 years, who used five indoor firing ranges. The findings suggest that improper design... 06/16/2005
Lead Exposure Reduction Act of 1992. This two-part report deals with the Lead Exposure Reduction Act of 1992(H.R. 5730), an amendment to the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The amendment is... 12/31/1991
Lead Hazards in California's Public Elementary Schools and Child Care Facilities: Report to the California State Legislature In response to California's 1992 Lead-Safe Schools Protection Act, the state's Department of Health Services conducted a study of the extent of lead contamination in paint, soil, and water... 04/14/1998
Lead in American Schools: What School Districts Should and Should Not Do. Examines the lead issue in school buildings, noting that even minimal exposures to lead can create diagnosable health problems in children. Includes comments about current regulations and laws... 12/31/2000