Environmental hazards & systems schools

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U.S. Govt. Print. Off. , [Washington
School buildings., Buildings -- Protec
Statementa report prepared by the School Planning Laboratory, University of Tennessee, in cooperation with United States Office of Education and the Defense Civil Preparadness Agency.
SeriesTR-81
ContributionsUnited States. Office of Education., United States. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency.
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p.
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Open LibraryOL23119796M

University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus). School Planning Laboratory. Environmental hazards and systems schools (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: University of Tennessee (Knoxville campus).

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Cheung School of Geography, Geology and the Environmental, Kingston University London, UKFile Size: KB. School administrators need to be sensitive to environmental hazards that can threaten the health and safety of students and staff in America’s schools.

In this article, I discuss the following environmental hazards: asbestos, radon gas, school lead, indoor air quality, and electromagnetic fields. These hazards can threaten. Although a number of systems are used to characterize environmental hazards, most commonly they are classified as either chemical, physical, mechanical, or psychosocial hazards.

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All the major rapid onset events which directly threaten humans and what they value are covered: * tectonic hazards - earthquakes and volcanos * mass movement hazards 3/5(1). This book provides a text and a resource on environmental hazards for senior undergraduate students, graduate students on all courses related to environmental hazards and risk assessment and management.

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Mitigation Measures by Hazards Type. created by FEMA Region V in The primary authors and project managers were Julie Baxter and Karen Helbrecht from FEMA and Stacy Franklin Robinson, Sara Reynolds, Adam Reeder, and Hilary Kendro from the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR).Residential Environmental Hazards: A Guide for Homeowners, Homebuyers, Landlords and Tenants (California Environmental Protection Agency, ) Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home (United States Environmental Protection Agency, ) Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Booklet (California Energy Commission).