ERIC Number: ED451695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington.
Ellis, Richard E.; Kerns, James T.; Currie, Michael
This guide, which can be used as a school self-inspection tool, is designed to help Washington's K-12 public schools prevent and reduce injuries and illnesses by focusing on good health and safety practices. The guide also focuses on practices that can be undertaken during the design, construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, or inspection of any school. The main portion of the guide can be used for report documentation, tracking work orders, and creating customized checklists for different users. Safety topics and guidelines include those for plumbing, water supply, and fixtures; sewage disposal; heating and ventilation; temperature and sound control; lighting; food handling; general safety; laboratories and science classrooms; vocational instruction; blood borne pathogens; animals in classrooms; disaster preparedness; and indoor air quality. Appendices provide inspection protocols, agency roles and responsibilities, restricted chemicals in laboratories, inspection protocols, special considerations for art classrooms, references, websites, and related documents. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Safety
For full text: http://www.k12.wa.us/facilities.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington