ERIC Number: ED476045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington.
Kerns, James T.; Ellis, Richard E.
This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to helpensure safer schools in Washington state. Some of the safety practices that are recommended affect school operationand maintenance, repairs and minor construction, as well as the school's administrative organization and lines of communication. The guide also focuses on practices that can be undertaken during the design, construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, or inspection of any school. The guide's sections address general procedures; building maintenance and operations; general safety; plumbing, water supply, and fixtures; sewage disposal; indoor air quality; HVAC preventative maintenance; sound control; lighting; food service; science classrooms and laboratories; career and technology education; blood borne pathogens and exposure control plans; playgrounds; animals in schools; emergency and disaster preparedness; pesticide use in school; visual and performing arts education; and athletics. (Contains appendices on inspection protocols, health district fee guidelines, agency roles and responsibilities, restricted chemicals in laboratories, inspection protocols and special considerations for visual and performing arts classrooms, references, Web sites, and related documents. (EV)
School Facilities and Organization. Tel: 360-725-6000; 360-664-3631 (TTY); Web site: http://www.k12.wa.us. For full text: http://www.k12.wa.us/facilities/healthsafetyguideNEW.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Washington