Content tagged with: indoor environmental quality

The Importance of Indoor Environmental Quality

All students and school employees have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and work environment – and that includes Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). Poor IEQ is caused by a variety of harmful factors, including: mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants that negatively impact the… Read more »

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – School Bus

This brochure outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for your school’s buses. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for school bus drivers to prevent the spread of communicable disease. School buses are mobile environments that are prone to the spread of infectious diseases… Read more »

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – School Wide

This fact sheet outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for your entire school. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for custodians and maintenance staff to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Safe and healthy school buildings are the business of everyone, but custodians… Read more »

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – Classroom

This brochure outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for your classroom. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for teachers and paraprofessionals to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Every day dozens of students and staff move in and out of school classrooms, making… Read more »

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – Cafeteria and Kitchen

This brochure outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program in regards to your school’s cafeteria and kitchen. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for food service workers to prevent the spread of communicable disease. School cafeterias and kitchens contain numerous high-touch surfaces and little… Read more »

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – Athletics Department

This brochure outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for the athletics department of your school. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for athletic directors, physical educators, and coaches to prevent the spread of communicable disease. School athletic facilities pose a special risk for… Read more »

What’s Your IEQ?

Developed by NEA Healthy Futures (as NEA HIN) as part of NEA Academy, What’s Your IEQ? A Roadmap to School Indoor Environmental Quality is a free course that will educate NEA members, state association staff, and others on how to identify, prevent, and resolve indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues like mold and moisture problems, chemical exposure, asbestos, radon,… Read more »

Asthma

Asthma is a leading chronic illness among children and youth in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of school absenteeism. Approximately 6.8 million children and youth in the U.S. (9.3%) have asthma. In addition, teachers and custodians have been identified as having higher rates of occupational asthma. The key elements needed for asthma… Read more »