By Nicholas Gahl, Gahl Legal Group
With indoor air quality still a main focus for federal, state and local regulatory agencies, the US EPA offers some user-friendly resources for schools and those representing school districts. Recognizing that a healthy learning environment reduces absenteeism, improves test scores and enhances student and staff productivity, schools have certain requirements to ensure quality indoor air. EPA’s “IAQ Tools for Schools” provides practical tips for school administrators, teachers, maintenance staff, and parents to improve and maintain good conditions within the building. While IAQ Tools for Schools is not a replacement for Indiana law (e.g. 410 IAC 33-1), the free resource helps identify potential violations before they arise.
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