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. To identify school-related incidents and elucidate their causes and consequences to highlight the need for intervention, ATSDR conducted an analysis of HSEES data for 2002--2007.

(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)
Jun 2005

Removing Graffiti Safely (PDF)

http://www.lohp.org/docs/pubs/graffiti.pdf

This is a 12-page booklet for workers who use chemicals to remove graffiti- painters, laborers, custodians, bus cleaners, phone booth cleaners, and others. The products used to remove graffiti, and the job conditions, can be hazardous.

(LOHP)
 
General
Mar 2011

Updated Norovirus Outbreak Management and Disease Prevention Guidelines (March 4, 2011) (PDF)

http://cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6003.pdf

This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention addresses most current guidelines for norovirus outreach management.

(CDC)
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)
Mar 2005

Portland Public Schools Safety Toolbox

http://www.pps.k12.or.us/depts-c/fam/tool_box/

This toolbox includes safety manual modules, information for principals, and other district-wide school safety documents. Other school district personnel are encouraged to visit this site but are recommended to check with their own district-specific documents and guidelines as well.

(PPS)
Mar 2005

NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-101

In one easy-to-read source, the Safety Checklist Program provides information needed by schools to maintain safe classrooms, shops, and labs for teachers and students in career-technical education. The key to preventing injury and illness of school employees and students, and protecting the environment, is to establish a safety and health and environmental safety program.

(NIOSH)