Recorded at AIHce EXP 2019
For the last 20 years, the Environmental Health Program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (CMH-EHP) has been performing school indoor environmental assessments and training staff from all professional areas about the best practices for effective environmental management of their buildings. CMH-EHP has worked with facility managers, maintenance supervisors, school nurses, and custodial staff. Through years of assessing buildings and thousands of classroom visits, our team has developed a systematic approach for evaluating the 6 technical solutions developed by the EPA for best practices in maintaining good indoor environmental quality. From these experiences we have developed healthy school assessment and management training courses and taught hundreds of school professionals how to manage schools and the process of performing environmental assessments. This session will use interactive exercises, case study learning discussions, and hands-on skills training to teach the attendees how to assess a comprehensive list of school environmental conditions. Using photographs of classrooms and other areas of buildings, along with assessment data from real-world school environments and actual data from classrooms, attendees will learn many common school problems that lead to poor indoor environmental conditions that can significantly affect the health and learning of the students and staff.
Luke Gard, Children's Mercy Hospital