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2003 Legislation Reforming Pest Management Practices in Illinois Day Care Centers
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: The law amends the Child Care Act and identifies the requirements for Daycares.
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2007 Ohio Sport Fish Consumption Advisory
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet
Summary: This fish advisory includes statewide/nationwide mercury advisories. This is an example that can help illustrate lessons in the classroom.
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Asbestos
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: From the Healthy School Environments portal is a general overview of Asbestos AND links to valuable sites including AHERA and MAP.
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Asbestos in Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: General information on asbestos, information for parents, teacher snd school employees, information for local education agencies and summary of health effects of asbestos are provided in this comprehensive, yet succinctly brief report on asbestos in schools....
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Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan
Type: Manual/Handbook - Response Plans
Summary: This is the MAP (Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan)as it applys to schools and public/commercial buildings.
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Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Final Rule and Notice (HERA)
Type: Manual/Handbook - Response Plans
Summary: This is a copy of the rules and regulations that apply to all local education agencies. This is a 79-page document.
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Beyond Pesticides State and Local School Pesticides Policies
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: An interactive map allows the capability of identifying your state and accessing current regulations regarding school pesticide policies.
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Capital Development Board School Construction Program
Summary: To date, the School Construction Grant Program has benefited 497 school districts in every region of the state and provided over $3.1 billion in state funds for building and renovating local public schools. In FY04, $500 million was distributed in the most rec...
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Child Care IPM (Indiana)
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some very basic information about IPM in childcare facilities with regulation information for Illinois and Indiana schools.
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Children and Schools, Beyond Pesticides
Type: Article/Report - BiblioResources (Books) - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Beyond Pesticides is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to “working with allies to protect public health and environment, is leading the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. The founders, who established Beyond Pesticides as a nonprofit...
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Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign was established two years ago as part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups working on school-based environmental health issues. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness...
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Environmental Council of the States
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Web site
Summary: One of ECOS's primary objectives is to describe the role States play in environmental protection. To achieve this goal, ECOS has collected data, prepared reports, and released publications on State environmental contributions. An interactive map allows links...
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Greening the Government, Executive Order 13101
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Description of EO 13010 that states requirements for greening the government through waste prevention, recycling, and federal acquisition. Definitions for the purpose of this order are provided.
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Illinois Law Requires IPM in Childcare Facilities:Factsheet from Safer Pest Control Project
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: Public Act 93-0381 requires all Illinios licensed childcare facilities to use IPM. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of the requirement.
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Illinois Toxic Art Supplies Code
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This is a menu of the Illinois Administrative Code database that applies to toxic art supplies for schools. The purpose and applicability states that: "The Toxic Art Supplies in Schools Act requires the Department to develop lists of art or craft materials w...
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Introduction to Laws and Regulations
Type: Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Laws and regulations are a major tool in protecting the environment. Congress passes laws that govern the United States. To put those laws into effect, Congress authorizes certain government agencies, including EPA, to create and enforce regulations. This webs...
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Major Environmental Laws
Type: Article/Report - List - Web site
Summary: US EPA Region 5 provides a list of environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. Other major environmental laws are offered and are complete with history, a...
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Mercury Ordinances/Resolutions
Type: List
Summary: This portion of the Health Care Without Harm website lists state laws, local ordinances and resolutions from throughout the United States banning the manufacture, sale or distribution of mercury-containing devices. This list includes links to the actual text...
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Minnesota's New IPM in Schools Legislation
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: Model notices for school districts, information on Minnesota State Legislature, and other information that focuses on school legistlation and IPM policy.
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Model Laws and Policies
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: While modifying or creating policies for pest management review these models that can assist with guiding the process.
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NIOSH Safety Checklist Program for Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Database - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: Administrators, coordinators, and teachers know that their schools should comply with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. However, the task may seem overwhelming! This Safety Checklist Program can help these leaders brin...
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School IPM: IPM Standards Available for Schools
Type: Fact sheet - List - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Lessons, school building and school grounds standards, scorecards, inspection and sanitation techniques, and most of the basics are referenced and linked to in this downloadable PDF formatted document. The entire document is 165 and 1125 KB. Topics include pes...
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School Waste Diversion Programs in Other States
Summary: A variety of states around the country have implemented specific laws that facilitate the diversion of school waste from disposal through waste prevention, recycling, and composting. The California IWMB identifies most of these states, describes their programs...
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United States Toxic Mold Safety and Protection Act, HR 1268 (The Melina Bill)
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The growth of "toxic mold" is becoming a problem of monumental proportions. Exposure to mold growth in residential, public and commercial buildings is believed to have caused serious medical conditions which include bleeding lungs, digestive problems, hair los...
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