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Risk and Waste Reduction at Schools

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Schools are a great place to teach students about hazardous materials management, safety and waste minimization. Compliance with environmental laws is one step in keeping kids safe from common chemical and physical hazards associated with schools. The Hazardous Materials Division has developed and assembled tools for teachers and administrators to use at schools to reduce risks to students and employees.  

In addition to these resources our inspectors are available for "Career Day" presentations to students interested in a career in environmental health. Contact the HAZMAT Duty Specialist for more information or (858) 505-6880.

Presentations for Administrators and Teachers:

2009 Presentations

»Emergency Responses at Schools

»Compliance Inspections at Schools

»Hazardous Waste & Risk Minimization at Schools


2007 Presentations

-  Use the free adobe flash player to view the following presentations:

»Compliance Inspections at Schools - 30 minutes

»Hazard and Waste Minimization - 45 minutes


Resources for Parents, Kids, Administrators and Teachers:

Use the free adobe acrobat reader to view PDF files.

»Learning about the Environment is FUN! - links to projects for kids

»Mercury Elimination - handout 

»Hazmat Compliance for Schools - handout

»Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign - US EPA

»Web Sites Referenced at 2009 Workshop - handout with links

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