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Abstract: The operation of a ceramic kiln may pose a risk to indoor air quality if not properly maintainced and ventilated. This is a case study from a school in Massachusetts.
Source: A Case Study of Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System, U.S. EPA
Environmental Health & Safety in the Arts: A Guide for K-12 Schools, Colleges and Artisans
Abstract: Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools, with emphasis on the arts including fine arts labs/art studios, photography labs, and computer labs.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 2
Greening Your Lessons -- Art
Abstract: This portal provided by Greening Schools for art educator resources covers a broad spectrum of concerns from health and safety to lessons.
Source: Greening Schools, Ilinois Waste Management and Research Center
Guidelines for the Safe Use of Art and Craft Materials
Abstract: This guide provides a focus on education guidelines for elementary art materials and exposure concerns. Included are special concerns regarding children in kindergarten and grades 1-6. Although available for California, this resources is one of the more comprehensive in the country.
Source: Office of Enviornmental Health Hazard Assessment, California
Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools [PDF]
Abstract: 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 of intentional violence in schools. It provides a guide for use by department personnel during routine school inspections for identifying violations of good safety practices. Topics included are 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; playgrounds; animals in schools; pesticide use in school; visual and performing arts education; and athletics. In the appendix, protocols, inspection forms, lists of appropriate chemicals (science labs), and chemicals for visual and performing arts are included.
Source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool
Abstract: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. Physical areas of schools included are classrooms, visual arts, industrial arts, vocational arts, music rooms, and many others.
Source: U.S. EPA
Indoor Air Quality Tools for School Teachers' Classroom Checklist [PDF]
Abstract: General cleanliness, animals in the classroom, drain traps, moisture, thermal comfort, ventilation and fans, art and science supplies, industrial and vocational education supplies, and the locker room are all addressed. (PDF Format; Length: 3 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA
Abstract: Safety advice is offered for using solvents, gases, sprays, dusts, and other materials frequently used in art.
Source: Budget Art Materials
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Hub Last Updated: 7/31/2009