Environmental health

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Extreme Heat Media Toolkit 07/26/12

The Extreme Heat Media Toolkit provides downloadable and customizable materials for local health departments and organizations to assist ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events. The toolkit provides information on how to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.

Materials include:

  • Brochure
  • Door hanger
  • Outdoor worker poster
  • Athlete poster
  • Water bottle label
  • Bus advertisement
  • Logos...
Frequently Asked Questions - The Environment and Women's Health 12/17/07

This tool answers common questions on how the environment affects women’s health including the following topics:

  • The environment
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Workplace environment
    • UV radiation
    • Water contamination
    • Lead
    • Mercury
    • Pesticides
    • Environmental hormones
    Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) Version 2 12/17/07

    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...
    Children's Health Protection Action Steps for Each Day of October 12/17/07

    This Web page contains children’s environmental health tips for every day in October, in observance of Children’s Health Month. These tips and related resources introduce prevention activities to keep children safe at home and at school.

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Safety Checklist Program for Schools 12/17/07

    A safety checklist program can help administrators, coordinators, and teachers bring their schools into compliance with Federal or State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. This information can also be used by colleges and universities with occupational safety and health programs. The checklists in this guide are based primarily on the regulations and standards of OSHA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and other Federal agencies.

    This tool...

    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards 12/17/07

    This 454-page pocket guide is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals. It presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings found in the work environment.

    The pocket guide includes the following:

    • Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, Chemical Abstracts Service, Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances, and...

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