Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
Lead Paint in Schools In a Q&A format, this answers such questions as: How do I determine whether my child's school has a problem with lead paint?; Why should we be concerned only about peeling and chipped paint... 12/31/2003
Lead Safety and School Modernization. This factsheet is for anyone responsible for modernization projects in California's public schools where materials containing lead may be disturbed or where lead abatement is planned. It... 08/31/2001
Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum. This guide presents lesson plans, overheads, and handouts that can be used to present a five-hour course on lead hazards in school maintenance work. The course is designed to give school employees... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Guide For Maintenance and Operations Departments. This guide provides California school districts with information for creating safer lead-free school environments through better custodial and maintenance policies and practices. The guide examines... 12/31/1999
Lead-Safe Schools Kit. This kit contains four trainers tools for educating California school maintenance and operations personnel on providing lead-safe schools. Contents include the Lead-Safe Schools Curriculum that has... 12/31/1999
LOHP Lead Safe Schools Project--publications, training, hotline Set up by the Labor Occupational Health Program the Lead-Safe Schools program offers publications, provides training to school maintenance staff, and a telephone hotline to California school...
Low-Emitting Materials (LEM) Table. This table lists products that have been certified by its manufacturer and an independent laboratory to meet the CHPS Low-Emitting Materials criteria-Section 01350-for use in a typical classroom as... 12/31/2006
Managing Radon in Schools. Explains why testing for radon should be a part of any school's IAQ management program and how schools have successfully applied radon mitigation strategies to control indoor radon levels. 05/31/2010
Mechanisms of and Facility Types Involved in Hazardous Materials Incidents. The purpose of this study was to systematically investigate hazardous materials (hazmat) releases and determine the mechanisms of these accidents, and the industries/activities and chemicals involved... 08/31/1997
Mechanisms Underlying Children's Susceptibility to Environmental Toxicants. In the first section of this article, example mechanisms of susceptibility relevant for toxicity assessment are identified and discussed. In the second section, examples of exposure factors that help... 02/29/2000
Mercury Experiments in Class Can Be Poison. More than eleven states have decided that the educational benefits that mercury might have in lessons do not outweigh the hazards associated with handling the toxic element, and have taken steps to... 10/21/2003
Mercury Exposure: Kentucky, 2004. Discusses the mercury contamination and cleanup of a school, a home, and vehicles resulting from mercury carried out of a dentist's office by a student. The multi-agency effort resulted in... 08/18/2005
Mercury in Schools With funding from EPA's Great Lakes National Program Office, the University of Wisconsin Extension's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center developed this mercury in schools project....
Mercury in Schools and Communities Assists in identifying and removing elemental mercury and products containing mercury from schools and from homes. Informational materials include: Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Guidance for... 12/31/2009
Methods of Exposure Assessment: Lead-Contaminated Dust in Philadelphia Schools. This study was conducted to accurately assess children's exposure to lead in schools in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The authors conclude that current cleaning methods are effective at preventing... 06/30/2000
Navigating the Hazardous Waste Management Maze. Hazardous waste management is a continual process. Administrators should maintain good relations with state agencies and the Environmental Protection Agency and use them as resources. Contacts with... 06/30/1997
Neglected Buildings, Damaged Health: A Snapshot of New York City Public School Environmental Conditions. Survey results are presented from 65 individuals using 39 different schools about environmental conditions in New York City public schools. Among the findings are that 40 percent of the respondents... 09/30/1999
New Rules for Refrigerants. Discusses how educational facilities can comply with new Environmental Protection Agency regulations regarding commercial refrigerants. Tips include developing a compliance plan with a manager in... 06/30/1999
NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools. Many States mandate that career-technical schools and institutions have safety and health programs in place, conduct hazard analyses for each career-technical program, do safety inspections and... 09/30/2006
North American Hazardous Materials Management Association. Education and information about product reformulation and collection of hazardous products and materials. Includes conference and events calendar, and resources.
NSF Standard 50: Ensuring Pool Water Treatment Products Are Safe and Effective. Explains the National Sanitation Foundation/American National Standards Institute Standard 50 (NSF 50) that establishes establish minimum requirements for materials, design, construction, and... 09/30/2006
Overview of Federal, New York State, and New York City Law Regarding Environmental Health and Safety in Schools. This document presents many of the Federal, State, and New York City laws that apply to the health, safety, and environmental conditions of schools. The relevant portions of the law have been... 12/31/1998
P is for Poison: Update on Pesticide Use in California Schools. A survey of school pesticide use finds that California school children face possible exposure to particularly hazardous pesticides that can cause cancer, reproductive or developmental effects,... 12/31/1999
Patrolling Academia. Advises on paying attention to environmental regulations, especially regarding emissions and hazardous waste. Examples of higher education institutions that have been fined and how some are managing... 12/31/2006
PCBs in Building Caulk. The EPA provides an overview on caulk containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that was used in some buildings, including schools, in the 1950s through the 1970s. It discusses how to minimize... 12/31/2007