Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Greener Schools Mean Better Health. Discusses how green schools, in addition to saving energy and generating less pollution, improve occupant health. Reduced absenteeism and improved student performance in green schools are addressed. 09/30/2009
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is an industry-independent, non-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification Program, which establishes acceptable indoor air standards for...
Greening America's Schools: Costs and Benefits. Based on a study of 30 green schools, this reports reveals that building green would save an average school $100,000 each year - enough to hire two new additional full-time teachers. The report... 09/30/2006
Greening the Floor. Describes terrazzo's contribution to school environmental quality as a zero-emissions product that can also contain considerable recycled content. 03/31/2006
Grounds for Health: The Intersection of Green School Grounds and Health-Promoting Schools. Despite the growing body of research on green school grounds, relatively little has been written about their relationship with health promotion, particularly from a holistic health perspective. This... 01/31/2008
Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors. Explains the current understanding of the relationship between mold exposure and illness, approaches to diagnosis, approaches to environmental assessment, and strategies for clinical management and... 09/29/2004
Guidance for School Food Authorities: Developing a School Food Safety Program Based on the Process Approach to HACCP Principles. This document serves as USDA guidance for the implementation of a HACCP-based (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) food safety program in schools participating in the National School Lunch... 05/31/2005
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
Guidance Protocol for School Site Pipeline Risk Analysis. Offers guidance for risk analysis of pipelines near schools. The document assists local educational agencies with evaluating whether aboveground or underground petroleum, petroleum product, or... 01/31/2007
Guide to Asthma Policy for Schools Identifies strategies to help support schools as they create an asthma-friendly learning environment for students, teachers, and staff. Includes tip-sheets, webinars, and an environmental assessment... 03/31/2012
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 Molds at School. Asserting that molds growing in schools can be harmful to children's health and learning, this guide offers information about the issue. It provides an overview of the basics, then addresses... 11/30/2002
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 Design: Healthy and High Performance Schools. Briefly advises on the design of healthy and high performance schools, discussing why children are not just little adults, schools are not just little offices, federal legislation and other national... 12/31/2006
Guide to School Health and Safety Committees: How To Promote Child and Adult Environmental Health Protection. This guide discusses the importance of having school health and safety committees, describes New York law creating these committees, explores their responsibilities and recommended actions, and... 12/31/1999
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
Guidelines and Specifications for the Procurement and Use of Environmentally Sensitive Cleaning and Maintenance Products for All Public and Nonpublic Elementary and Secondary Schools in New York State. Advises on green cleaning practices and products for New York State schools. Sections of the document cover characteristics of green cleaning products, best cleaning management practices, consulting... 08/03/2006
Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations. Investigates broad issues of laboratory health and safety design considerations, evaluates the issues that need to be addressed in specific types of laboratories, and evaluates aspects of health and... 12/31/1986
H1N1: Reducing Your Risk. [H1N1 Preparedness.] Discusses the spread so far and predicted severity of H1N1 influenza. Identifying and cross-training backup employees to cover essential building functions, preparing occupants for varying service... 09/30/2009
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
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: 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 and Safety Hazards in the School Environment. This annotated bibliography cites 913 materials (publications, journal articles, papers, presentations, books, studies, and other documents) concerning potential hazards to the physical health and... 12/31/1986

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