Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2


Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2


This software tool has been developed to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. It can be customized and used by district-level staff to conduct voluntary self-assessments of their school (and other) facilities and to track and manage information on environmental conditions school by school.

The following are the primary categories included in HealthySEAT:

  • Central office
    • Chemical management
    • Energy
    • Hazardous materials
    • Hazardous waste
    • Mold/moisture
    • Non-hazardous waste
    • Outdoor air pollution
    • Pest control
    • Ultraviolet radiation
    • Water
    • Safety and health policies
    • Safety and security
    • Injury and illness prevention
  • Classrooms and other interior spaces
  • Grounds and other exterior spaces
  • Relocatable/portable classrooms
  • Construction and renovation

This Web page provides the following information and links:

  • Instructions for downloading HealthySEAT software (for first-time users and those updating from Version 1)
  • User's manual, which provides instructions for customizing and using HealthySEAT
  • Master checklist, which provides all assessment standards included in the tool
  • Sample starter checklist, which shows an example of a custom checklist
  • Guidebook, which includes all assessment standards, additional information about the tool, and links to online reference resources
  • Basic information and frequent questions pages
  • On-demand Webcast introduction to HealthySEAT


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Funding Sources:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Release Date: 2006
Review Date: 2007
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: September 2006
Last Updated: 11/24/15

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