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Healthy School Environments

IRS’ Tom Peter (CIH) talks about anticipating seasonal impacts as part of school facilities maintenance planning. Peter identifies key considerations in managing environmental changes throughout the year to ensure healthy school environments. With a focus on indoor air quality and mold control, Peter describes specific areas of concern to limit exposure to contaminants by students, faculty and staff. He notes that the benefits are significant: Improved health lowers absenteeism and sick days, improves overall academic performance and job satisfaction, and helps school managers lower facility management costs.

Read “Healthy Schools: A Proactive Approach to Improving the Education Environment“.