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ERIC Number: EJ967565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7417
Development of a Consensus Standard for School Equipment: NSF/NSSEA 380
Breitner, Ashlee
Educational Facility Planner, v45 n4 p38-40 2011
For many years, the school supplies and equipment industry has investigated methods to ensure product safety and compliance across all its product categories. In early 2010, NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) came together to develop quality standards for products and equipment designed for use in schools across the United States. The standard, NSF/NSSEA 380 will help ensure that safe, high quality products are being used in schools. Product certification to this standard will show commitment to providing the highest-quality product possible. The scope of this standard includes products and equipment used in the K-12 environment, including, but not limited to: desks, tables, and seating products, visual communication products and audio-visual equipment, flooring products and laboratory equipment. The standard will encompass such aspects as electrical safety, fire safety, VOC emissions, materials safety and stability and load performance.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States