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Air Quality: Self-Inspection Checklist
This checklist covers general recommendations
for addressing indoor air quality issues in school districts.
Schools - Healthy Kids: The ABC's of Health and Safety
This Environmental Action Guide for New
York State Schools is designed to be a user-friendly guide
to selected common issues and concerns in the school environment,
coupled with guidance in understanding current regulations
and public health standards affecting school health and
School Nurses Know: We Need New Laws to Clean Up Schools
More than 200 of the 1000 members of
the NYS Association of School Nurses, Inc. (NYSASN) responded
to a survey of the Healthy Schools Network, Inc. (HSNet)
on school environmental needs. Some of the survey results
are of key concern to the parent, environment, public
health and education groups.
and Arsenic Wood
New York State Law now regulates the
use of Chromate Copper Arsenate (CCA) treated wood, also
known as pressure treated wood, in school and public playgrounds.
This guide offers facts about CCA treated lumber, the
New York State Law and resources for further information.
Fact Sheet and Common Asthma Drug Interactions
This fact sheet contains important information
for parents and teachers environmental triggers that can
aggravate asthma conditions and side-effects of asthma
Studies show that poor or inappropriate
lighting in schools can adversely affect children's health
and their ability to learn. Sunlight is the most important source of light and energy for humans.
without Pain: Ergonomics Prevents Injuries
Ergonomics is a body of knowledge about
human abilities and limitations and how these abilities
and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment,
machinery and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable
and effective use.