K-12 School Health and Safety-Where to Start
Ellis, Richard, Leaf, Donald, Ashkin, Stephen, Journal of Environmental Health
Schools have huge responsibilities to preserve the health and safety of the children they teach. They also must protect the staff and visitors to their buildings. The health regulations and standards that are familiar to environmental health professionals are an important part of protecting children and worker's health and safety. This brief provides a place to start for those who want to know more about and cooperate with the other professionals and agencies that help protect children and other people in schools.
Many states have regulations that require schools to provide a safe and healthy environment for children. These health and safety regulations are usually enforced by the same state and local health jurisdictions that have the authority and responsibility to intervene in food safety, drinking-water systems, sewage management, and protection from hazardous materials.
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Publication information: Article title: K-12 School Health and Safety-Where to Start. Contributors: Ellis, Richard - Author, Leaf, Donald - Author, Ashkin, Stephen - Author. Journal title: Journal of Environmental Health. Volume: 67. Issue: 7 Publication date: March 2005. Page number: 62. © 1999 National Environmental Health Association. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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