Few pest problems cause as much concern and anxiety for students, parents, instructors and staff as the presence of bed bugs and lice.
Inspection, prevention and immediate intervention are the keys to avoiding costly and troublesome infestations of these unwanted pests, which present special challenges that should be addressed with targeted IPM initiatives to ensure a healthy learning environment.
Get some tips and best practices from these IPM for Bed Bugs Resources: Read more…
A proactive chemical safety plan is the key to detecting possible hazards, managing the related risks and providing a healthy learning environment for students, teachers and staff. Here are some free, helpful resources to help you develop an effective chemical management plan.
- EPA, Schools Chemical management: http://www.epa.gov/wastes/partnerships/sc3/resources.htm
- EPA’s Chemical Management Guide for School Administrators: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/pubs/chemmgmt/
- OSHA: laboratories, Chemical Hygiene Plan & Safety Information: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/laboratories/index.html
- CDC/CPSC/NIOSH: School Chemical Laboratory Safety Guide:
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is joining with Jim Elder of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy to host a webcast for K12 schools interested in pursuing a Green Ribbon Award through the U.S. Department of Education. We’ll be reviewing the criteria and discussing the application process in detail with webcast attendees. Generally, applications to state departments of education are due in the next couple of weeks, so the need for technical assistance is immediate.
For more information about the Green Ribbon Schools award, visit the Department of Education’s web site on the program.
Green Ribbon Schools: Application Assistance
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 4:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Event number: 753 402 875
Event password: Gr33n1
Event address for attendees: https://usgbc.webex.com/usgbc/onstage/g.php?d=753402875&t=a
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-866-469-3239
Access code: 753 402 875