Education and Schools

Occupational Health and Safety in Schools

Date Added Resource Source
Custodial & Chemical Use
Jul 2012

Protecting Workers Who Use Cleaning Chemicals

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-126/

This INFOSHEET provides information to employers on practices to help keep workers safe when working with cleaning chemicals, including green cleaning products.

(NIOSH)
Nov 2008

MMWR Weekly: Hazardous Chemical Incidents in Schools - United States, 2002-2007

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5744a1.htm?s_cid=mm5744a1_e

The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) conducts national public health surveillance of chemical incidents through its Hazardous Substances Emergency Events Surveillance (HSEES) system.

(CDC)
Dec 2006

A Clean Sweep: Safe Work Practices for Custodians (PDF)

http://www.worksafebc.com/publications/health_and_safety/by_topic/assets/pdf/clean_sweep.pdf

The purpose of this guide, developed by British Columbia School Safety Association and WorkSafeBC, is to show ways of making custodial work safer and easier so that the risks of sprain and strain injuries are reduced

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
 
General
Sep 2010

Programa de NIOSH para la verificación de la seguridad en las escuelas Listas para verificar la seguridad

http://www.cdc.gov/spanish/niosh/docs/2004-101_sp/chap4sp.html

Los administradores, coordinadores y maestros saben que sus escuelas deben cumplir con las normas estatales o federales de la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacionales. Sin embargo, esta tarea puede parecer abrumadora.

(NIOSH)
Aug 2010

NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools and Other Safety Databases

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-108c/

The NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools CD-ROM includes safety checklists and safety and health materials targeted to issues present in schools. Users can create a CD directly from this webpage.

(NIOSH)