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Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments

Sensible Steps Guide & Checklist

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This easy-to-use booklet focuses on affordable, sensible ways to address some of the most common environmental health concerns found in schools—including asbestos, indoor air, laboratory chemicals, and radon.

Webinar Series

The Sensible Steps webinar series introduces sensible, low- or no-cost steps that communities can take to create healthier environments in their schools. Each webinar features school district personnel from across the country presenting their real-life examples and solutions.

We encourage you to use this series to train your district and school staff. To request copies of the presentation slides or assistance with training plans, please contact Gretchen Stewart (stewart.gretchen@epa.gov), 206-553-0527.

We can also provide a Certificate of Completion for any of these sessions by request.

To watch a webinar recording simply click on the session title below. You will need Windows Media Player to view the videos.

Webinar
Featured Speakers
Video: Assessment and Team Building (Windows Media, 18MB)
  • Stacy Murphy, Schools Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 6
  • Victor Melton, Environmental Manager, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Carrollton, TX
Video: Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides (Windows Media, 19MB)
  • Brad Miller, U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs
  • Seth Miller, Director of Operations, Westville School District, Westville, IL
  • Mark R. Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard County Public School System, Howard County, MD
Video: Improving Chemical Management in Schools (Windows Media, 21MB)
  • Maryann Suero, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Kevin Christoun, Maintenance, Environmental and Safety Manager, Kenosha Unified School District
  • Karen Frank, Science Department Chair, Waukegan High School, Waukegan, IL
Video: Cleaning and Maintenance (Windows Media, 17MB)
  • Marcus Rivas, Pollution Prevention & Sustainable Materials Management, U.S. EPA Region 7
  • Erik Lueders, MBA, LEED AP, Sustainability and Purchasing Manager, Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO
Video: Energy Efficiency in Schools with ENERGY STAR (Windows Media, 12MB)
  • Ashley McArthur, Senior Analyst, The Cadmus Group on behalf of EPA’s ENERGY STAR program
  • James Wilkerson, Director of Facilities Services, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, IA
Video: Mold Control is Moisture Control: Beyond the Basics for Addressing Mold Issues in Schools (Windows Media, 16MB)
  • Jennifer Lemon, U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division
  • Steven M. Caulfield, P.E., CIH, Senior Vice President, Turner Building Science & Design
  • Peggy Caruso, Assistant Director Maintenance, Operations and Environment, Katy Independent School District, Katy, TX
Video: Renovate Right: EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Program at Schools (Windows Media, 24MB)
  • Jessica Hing, U.S. EPA Region 1, Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Coordinator
  • Michelle Reichmuth, U.S. EPA Region 8, Lead Poisoning Prevention Program Coordinator
  • Gregory Hronich, Environmental Compliance Manager, Ft. Collins, CO
Video: Prevention of and Response to Mercury Spills in Schools (Windows Media, 16MB)
  • Sue Casteel, MS, Environmental Health Scientist, Health Educator, ATSDR Region 4
  • Shelley R. Bengtson, Environmental Specialist, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NB
Video: Understanding and Reducing Exposures to PCBs in Schools (Windows Media, 31MB)
  • Kent Thomas, Scientist, U.S. EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC
  • Kimberly Tisa, PCB Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 1
Video: Real-Time Assistance to Implement EPA School Environmental Health Programs (Windows Media, 37MB)
  • Jennifer Lemon, Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. EPA Indoor Environments Division
  • Stacy Murphy, Schools Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 6
  • Maryann Suero, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, U.S. EPA Region 5
  • Marcia Anderson, PhD, U.S. EPA Center of Expertise for School IPM
Closed Captioning is available: To watch these videos using closed captioning, right-click the top border of the Windows Media Player when the video starts playing. Select "Lyrics, captions, and subtitles" then click "On if available".


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