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Environmental Issues      

Bloodborne Pathogens
 
Pennsylvania Guidelines on Bloodborne Pathogens
 
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Act (Act 96 of 2001)
 
Pennsylvania, Biohazard Disposal in Schools
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information
 
Drinking Water
 
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency Information
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information
 
Air Quality/Weather Conditions
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health, Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Pennsylvania Schools
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indoor Environmental Quality
 
Iowa Department of Health’s Child Care Weather Watch
 
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
 
In Pennsylvania, legislation was enacted (Act 36 of 2002) requiring each school district, intermediate unit and area vocational-technical school to develop an IPM plan. The Pennsylvania IPM Program is administered by the Penn State Extension.
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Managing Pests in School
 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information
 
Bed Bugs
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) does NOT recommend students with bedbugs be removed from school.
 
PennsylvaniaDepartment of Health/EPA/CDC
 
Head Lice
The Pa DOH in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics does NOT recommend schools have a no-nit policy, perform school wide head lice checks or exclude students with head lice.
 
American Academy of Pediatrics
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health/CDC
 
United States Environmental Protection Agency Information
 
 
Scabies
The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) recommends students with scabies be removed from school until appropriate treatment is completed per Pa Code 27.71
 
Pennsylvania Department of Health/CDC
    
Updated: April 2018