ERIC Number: ED265665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Asbestos in Our Schools. Taming the Silent Killer. A Handbook for Association Leaders Produced by NEA.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
In 1984, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated that friable asbestos-containing materials were present in 31,000 school buildings throughout the country. Once inhaled, asbestos fibers may remain in the lungs indefinitely and can lead to various diseases. This handbook is intended to provide administrators--in nontechnical terms--a solid body of facts and some suggested courses of action to deal with asbestos health hazards in their schools. The various chapters cover asbestos health hazards, key legislation and litigation, a summary of federal and state laws that may offer protections for educational employees, and some potential strategies for the National Educational Association and state and local affiliates. (MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Administrator Responsibility, Air Pollution, Asbestos, Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Environmental Standards, Federal Regulation, Hazardous Materials, Laboratory Procedures, Physical Environment, School Buildings, School Personnel, School Safety, State Standards, Waste Disposal
NEA, Research Division, 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.95 members, $6.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.