2A An Integrated School Environmental Health Program

PILLAR 2A QUESTIONS

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.

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

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

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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.

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

RESOURCES FOR THIS QUESTION:

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