Hazardous Materials

Title Abstract Publication Date
School Oil Wells Cause Beverly Hills Willies. News story about allegations made by Erin Brockovich and lawyer Ed Masry that toxic emissions from oil wells under Beverly Hills High School caused as many as 300 cases of Hodgkin's disease, non... 05/06/2003
School Science Laboratories. A Guide to Some Hazardous Substances. A Supplement to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Manual of Safety and Health Hazards in the School Science Laboratory. The purpose of this document is to identify potentially hazardous substances that may be in use in many school laboratories and to provide an inventory of these substances so that science teachers... 12/31/1983
School Site Acquisition and Related Environmental Concerns. This report identifies two areas of concern:(1) acquiring land for new schools in congested urban settings; and (2) managing the conflict that may arise from local, state, and federal environmental... 06/30/1998
School Siting Guidelines. Voluntary school siting guidelines can help local school districts and community members evaluate environmental factors to make the best possible school siting decisions. Includes overview,... 10/01/2011
Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) Tool Kit The EPA's web-based tool kit helps schools start chemical management programs that will improve their chemical management practices by: 1) removing inappropriate, outdated, unknown and... 12/31/2006
Schools Respond to Risk Management Programs for Asbestos, Lead in Drinking Water and Radon. This paper summarizes the findings of a study that examined the effectiveness of risk communication materials, information dissemination and assistance efforts and selected regulatory design... 12/31/1992
Schools' Environmental Assessment Methods (SEAM). Responding to the need for users of schools to use their buildings in a way that creates a better internal environment for children and reduces harm to the environment, this document lists... 10/20/1996
Science & Safety: Making the Connection. This document provides information on the most commonly asked science safety questions by science teachers primarily at the secondary school level. Topics include the legal responsibilities of a... 12/31/1999
Science Laboratories and Indoor Air Quality in Schools. Technical Bulletin. Some of the issues surrounding the indoor air quality (IAQ) problems presented by science labs are discussed. Described are possible contaminants in labs, such as chemicals and biological organisms,... 02/28/1994
Science-based Recommendations to Prevent or Reduce Potential Exposures to Biological, Chemical, and Physical Agents in Schools. Offers a concise review of peer-reviewed literature related to school indoor environmental quality (IEQ). Then, in the context of limited resources facing American schools, the paper presents... 03/07/2004
Science-Lab Safety Upgraded After Mishaps. According to this article, science classrooms might be the most dangerous places in American schools. Most safety experts agree that teachers and administrators aren't doing enough to protect... 04/29/2003
Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Outlines current scientific understanding of the links between environmental factors and learning and developmental disabilities. It also identifies important research areas that hold promise of... 02/19/2008
Sick Schools 2009. America's Continuing Environmental Health Crisis for Children. Reviews the status of state laws to protect children from environmental hazards at schools. After an introduction citing the prevalence of unhealthy schools nationwide, each state is presented with... 12/31/2008
Site and Plan Approval Procedures Related to Hazardous Materials Required by AB387/SB162. Two California bills effective January 1, 2000 made additions and changes to the Education Code related to the required assessment and remediation or clean-up of toxic contamination of school sites (... 01/17/2000
Staying Green. Shows how schools are establishing environmental-management systems to help them comply with stricter federal regulations. Topics addressed include hazardous waste management and use of third-party... 10/31/2001
Steps to Safe PCB Abatement Activities. Details four steps in a PCB abatement: 1) Prepare an abatement strategy. 2) Conduct removal and abatement activities. 3) Handle, store, and dispose of wastes. 4) Prepare and maintain documentation. 12/31/2009
Study Cites Threat From Exposure To Lower Levels of Lead. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that blood lead levels officially considered safe are now believed to hurt a person's intellectual development. This has... 04/29/2003
Summary of Tools and Methods for Caulk Removal. Describes 12 tools and methods for removing building caulk, including safety precautions. 12/31/2009
Taking the ‘Haz' from Hazmat This reviews a range of challenges common to two major types of facilities — education and health care — and takes a closer look at hazardous materials (hazmat) issues that can provide maintenance... 08/31/2000
The CMMS-Hazmat Connection. Reviews features of software for hazardous materials management, including tracking purchasing, storage, regulatory compliance, liability, inventory, safety, emergency response, and disposal. 09/30/2007
The Comprehensive School Health Manual, Chapter 4: A Safe and Healthful Environment. This chapter of Massachusetts' School Health Manual covers the school environment, including building and environmental standards, indoor air quality, school buses, underground fuel storage... 12/31/2006
The Environmental Quality Act and the Belmont Learning Complex: A Breakdown in Process. This report concerns the Belmont Learning Complex (BLC) and the Los Angeles Unified School District's (LAUSD) propensity for engaging in a series of school construction projects on contaminated... 02/28/1999
The Environmental Self-Audit for Campus-Based Organizations: A Quick and Easy Guide to Environmental Compliance. This guide is intended to help public and not-for-profit campus-based organizations in New York State to comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations. The environmental self-audit... 04/30/2000
The EPA is Studying You. Advises on paying attention to environmental regulations, especially regarding hazardous materials, underground storage tanks, and wetlands. Examples of school systems that have been fined are... 12/31/2006
The Greenburgh, Valhalla and Eastchester School Districts and the Town of Eastchester Acquisition of Athletic Fields. Presents the audit results of an arrangement in which the three Districts and the Town, in an attempt to acquire athletic fields at no cost, allowed dirt haulers to dump construction and demolition... 08/31/2005