Safe and Healthy School Environment

All school personnel and students must be guaranteed a safe an healthy educational environment. School personnel, students and their families deserve to be notified of actual and potential hazards found on school grounds. The health, safety, and welfare of all students and staff must be protected from the disposal transport and storage of nuclear, chemical, and other hazardous wastes.

AFSA urges the establishment of stringent standards with a regular testing program to determine potential chemical hazards; equipment risks; inferior air quality; temperature control; pesticides; and the enforcement of standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Additional health hazards may be created as school facilities are altered or repaired, so AFSA insists that remedies to health and safety concerns be immediate and include all education personnel in the decision making process.

AFSA supports the ongoing training and certification of education employees who work in potentially hazardous situations.