Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
Radon Measurement in Schools: Self-Paced Training Workbook. Because radon may pose a threat in some schools, accurate assessment of the presence of this dangerous gas is essential. To help facility managers in this process, a workbook designed to educate... 09/30/1994
Radon Measurements in Schools. Radon is a human carcinogen and a serious environmental health problem. The EPA has conducted extensive research on the presence and measurement of radon in schools. This report provides instructions... 12/31/1992
Radon Prevention in the Design and Construction of Schools and Other Large Buildings. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas in ambient air that is estimated to cause thousands of deaths from lung cancer each year. This report outlines ways in which to ameliorate the presence... 05/31/1994
Reducing Liability: Art Department Safety Guidelines This article is intended to help school districts evaluate and monitor safety in the art classroom. It lists the responsibilities of administrators, teachers, students, and custodians. It suggests... 08/31/1981
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Buildings and Grounds Superintendents. Describes the health hazards of mercury exposure, sources of mercury in schools, and steps to be taken by facilities personnel, which include an inventory of mercury within the school, a response... 12/31/2003
Reducing the Hazard in Hazmat. Advises on the handling of hazardous materials in institutions, with a stepped approach to evaluate current management, identify hazards, communicate procedures, provide personal protection, and... 09/30/2010
Reducing the Hazards of Lead-Based Paint in Brooklyn Schools: A Status Report on the Board of Education's Progress 12/31/1996
Reducing the Risk of Chemical Exposures in Schools. Reports on chemical handling practices in Illinois schools that revealed inadequate amount and condition of storage for chemicals, excessive quantities of chemicals, unused and unneeded chemicals,... 11/30/2004
Reducing the Risk of Dangerous Chemicals Getting into the Wrong Hands. Discusses the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) efforts to enhance the security of facilities that store chemicals that could be stolen or used by terrorists to inflict mass... 12/31/2007
Releases of Hazardous Substances in Schools: Data from the Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance System, 1993-1998. This report describes the adverse public-health effects resulting from releases of hazardous substances in schools. Data were analyzed from emergency events reported to the Hazardous Substances... 08/31/2002
Remedies for Reducing Formaldehyde in Schools. These recommendations for basic measures for a school to implement in order to reduce elevated formaldehyde levels in classrooms include the following: 1) reduce total amount of formaldehyde sources... 02/28/2002
Removing or Sealing CCA-Treated Wood Products. Advises on how to recognize, remove, replace, and seal arsenic-treated wood found at school playgrounds. 11/07/2006
Renovation & Construction in Schools: Controlling Health and Safety Hazards. Provides information on potential health and safety hazards associated with school renovation and construction and what precautions to take in order to prevent or control them. These include dust,... 02/29/2004
Research on PCBs in Caulk. Describes U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research on the effects of PCB's in caulking used in school buildings, as well as mitigation strategies for caulk that cannot immediately be... 08/31/2009
Risk Management: A Leader's Responsibility. Discusses what facilities management leaders can do to ensure the safety of students and employees. Focuses on six specific tasks, such as detecting hazards and assessing the risks, and offers three... 10/31/1997
Risk Managers Extend Their Turf to Every Corner of the Campus. Discusses the advent of risk managers on higher education campuses, who monitor a variety of issues including facility design and construction, hazardous materials, special events, and compliance. 11/26/2009
Risky Business, Safe Solutions. Describes categories of hazardous waste, advises on reducing and handling hazardous waste, and savings that can be realized through proper streaming of hazardous and non- hazardous waste. 12/31/2007
Safe Chemical Management in Your School Video. Provides step-by-step guidance to help schools and community partners develop a responsible chemical management program. Consequences of mishandled school chemicals are discussed, and case studies of... 12/31/2008
Safe Schools Guide: Selected Strategies and Resources. Advises on preventive strategies for school security. Facilities issues covered include assessment of buildings and grounds, safe storage and handling of hazardous materials, disaster management.... 05/31/2005
Safeguarding Underground Storage Tanks. USTs must meet new federal regulations by December 1998. Possible hazards from leaking underground storage tanks include: fires, health hazards, explosions and contamination of fresh water supplies.... 01/31/1996
Safer Science: Chemical Storage. Reflects on the danger of an It's always been done this way attitude towards chemical storage in school science laboratories. References are provided to national standards for the storage of... 09/30/2009
Safety Point: Ventilation Discusses the danger of toxic fumes from common art materials and the importance of an adequate ventilation system in the art room. 10/31/1981
Sanitizers and Disinfectants Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information about the use of sanitizers and disinfectants in schools. The Healthy Schools Network recommends schools follow all public health laws and... 12/31/2000
School Haze: Air Pollution near California Schools. Reports that half of the states schoolchildren attend class within a mile of reported air emissions of carcinogenic and other hazardous chemicals. Only four percent attended schools covered by the... 12/31/1994
School Health Crisis? Check the Cooling Tower. Describes how cooling towers work, citing issues associated with chemicals used to control bacterial in them, the amount of water they consume, and their proximity to school students. The use of... 02/13/2006