Safe and Healthy School Environments

Safe and Healthy School Environments

by Howard Frumkin, Robert J. Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, Janice Nodvin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195179471

ISBN-13: 9780195179477

Pub. Date: 08/03/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Millions of children and adults across the nation spend their days in school buildings, and they need safe, healthy environments to thrive, learn, and succeed. This book explores the school environment using the methods and perspectives of environmental health science. Though environmental healht has long been understood to be an important factor in workplaces,

Overview

Millions of children and adults across the nation spend their days in school buildings, and they need safe, healthy environments to thrive, learn, and succeed. This book explores the school environment using the methods and perspectives of environmental health science. Though environmental healht has long been understood to be an important factor in workplaces, homes, and communities, this is the first book to address the same basic concerns in schools. The editors are physicians and educators trained in pediatrics, occupational and environmental medicine, and medical toxicology, and the authors are experts in their fields drawn from across the United States and abroad. Each section of the book addresses a different concern facing schools today. In the first six sections, the various aspects of the school environment are examined. Chapters include the physical environment of the school, air quality issues, pest control, cleaning methods, food safety, safe designs of playgrounds and sports fields, crime and violence prevention, and transportation. In the last two sections, recommendations are made for school administrators on how to maximize the health of their schools. Appropriately evaluating the school environment, implementing strategies to address children and adults with disabilities, emphasizing health services, infectious disease prevention and recognition, and occupational health for faculty and staff are all addressed. The entire book is evidence-based, readable, generously illustrated, and practical. An indispensable resource for parents, school staff, administrators, government officials, and health professionals, this book is for anyone who cares about the health of our schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195179477
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/03/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
881,885
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
1. Introduction: Safe and Healthy School Environments, Howard Frumkin
THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SCHOOL
2. Crowding, Class Size and School Size, Lorraine E. Maxwell
3. Lighting, Barbara Erwine
4. Noise, Lorraine E. Maxwell
5. Temperature and Humidity, Jouni J.K. Jaakola
6. Ergonomics for Students and Staff, Cheryl Bennett, Andree Woodcock, and Diane Tien
7. Animal Safety, Jerome A. Paulson and Chinonye Harvey
8. Playgrounds, Robin Moore
9. Injury Prevention, Sandra West, Hope Jackson, Robert Geller, and Howard Frumkin
AIR QUALITY IN SCHOOLS
10. Indoor Air Quality, Bob Axelrad
11. Mold, Robert J. Geller
12. Ambient Air Pollution, Andrea Hricko
TOXIC HAZARDS IN SCHOOLS
13. Pest Control, Troy Pierce and Robert J. Geller
14. Cleaning Materials and Methods, Stephen Ashkin and Richard Ellis
15. Chemical Exposures In and Out of the Classroom, Jennifer Audi and Robert J. Geller
NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
16. Food Safety, Jeannie Sneed
17. Nutrition at School: Creating a Healthy Food Environment, Nicole Hanson and Mary Story
18. Safe and Healthy Sports Environments, David Marshall
VIOLENCE AND DISASTERS
19. Crime and Violence Prevention Through Environmental Design, Tod Schneider
20. Emergency Management, Angelo Bellomo
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL
21. Safe School Travel, H. Douglas Robertson and Jeffrey C. Tsai
22. Healthy School Travel: Walking and Bicycling, Linda B. Crider and Amanda K. Hall
MANAGING FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS
23. High Performance School Buildings, Charles Eley
24. The Economics of Safe and Healthy Schools, David Mudarri
25. Evaluating the School Environment, Angelo Bellomo
26. Children and Adults with Disabilities, Kathy Gips, Janice Nodvin, and I. Leslie Rubin
HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASPECTS
27. Health Services at School: Environmental Considerations, Julia Lear
28. Care of Asthmatic and Allergic Students, W. Gerald Teague
29. Infectious Disease in Schools: Prevention and Control, Harry Keyserling
30. Occupational Health Safety for Faculty and Staff, Darryl Alexander

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