2A An Integrated School Environmental Health Program


2A1: Which of the following practices does your school employ with regards to pest management?

• Our school has an integrated pest management plan in place to reduce and/or eliminate pesticides.

Pest control policies, methods of application, and posting requirements are provided to parents and school employees.

Copies of pesticide labels, copies of notices, MSDS and annual summaries of pesticide applications are all available and in an accessible location.

Our school prohibits children from entering a treated area for at least 8 hours after the treatment or longer if required by the pesticide label.


IPM for Schools  Model School Policy

2A2: Which of the following practices does your school employ to improve contaminant control and ventilation?

• Our school has a comprehensive indoor air quality management program that is consistent with EPA’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools.

Our school meets ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010 (Ventilation for acceptable indoor air quality).

• Our school has installed one or more energy recovery ventilation systems to bring in fresh air while recovering the heating or cooling from the conditioned air.

• Our school has eliminated mercury-containing thermometers, chemical compounds, art chemicals, etc. and elemental mercury.

• Our school disposes of any unwanted mercury laboratory chemicals, thermometers and other devices in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

• Our school has CO alarms that meet the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association code 720.

• There are no wood structures on school grounds that contain chromate copper arsenate.

Our school has an asthma management program that is consistent with the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPP) Asthma Friendly Schools guidelines.

• Our school visually inspects all structures on a monthly basis to ensure they are free of mold, moisture, and water leakage.

Our school’s indoor relative humidity is maintained below 60%.

• Our school has moisture resistant materials/protective systems installed (ie. flooring, tub/shower, backing, and piping).

• Our school has a chemical management program that includes: chemical purchasing policy (low or no-VOC products), storage and labeling, training and handling, hazard communication, spills (clean up and disposal), and selecting third-party certified green cleaning products.

Our school prohibits smoking on campus and in public school buses.

• All of the ground contact classrooms at our school have been tested for radon within the last 24 months.

• If your school has combustion appliances, is there an inventory of them and are they annually inspected to ensure they are not releasing Carbon Monoxide? (yes/no/no combustion appliances)

• What percentage of all classrooms with radon levels greater than 4 pCi/L have been mitigated in conformance with ASTM E2121?


Air Quality Tools for Schools  Schools and Mercury  Managing Asthma in Schools

Making Your School Asthma-Friendly  Mold Remediation in Schools

School Tobacco Use Prevention Guidelines  Radon Information