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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

CDC Safety Checklist Program for Schools

CDC Bloodborne Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B & C)


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

Updated Information on State IAQ Laws and Policies—Environmental Law Institute

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

Updated Information on State IAQ Laws and Policies—Environmental Law Institute

Bed Bugs

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) does NOT recommend students with bedbugs be removed from school.

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

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