Mercury Materials

Brochures for Schools

The Partnership to Reduce Mercury in Schools1

Mercury and schools is a risky combination! Mercury may be found in many different places throughout a school, and a spill can result in health risks and costly clean-up efforts. A packet of nine new brochures were developed to help school personnel identify mercury sources and reduce or remove the risk of a mercury spill. The materials were developed in cooperation with many partners interested in a healthy school environment and are intended to provide practical and cost-effective strategies. The brochures in this series are:

Brochure HTML PDF XLS Spanish
Mercury and Schools: A Risky Combination HTML PDF - PDF
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Superintendents, Principals, and School Boards HMTL PDF - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Science Teachers HTML PDF - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Buildings and Grounds Superintendents HTML PDF - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: Health and Safety Committees HTML PDF - -
Reducing Mercury in Schools: School Nurses HTML PDF - -
Facility-Wide Inventory of Mercury and Mercury-Containing Devices - PDF XLS -
Guidelines for Cleanup of Mercury Spills HTML PDF - -
Disposal and Recycling Options for Mercury and Mercury-Containing Devices HTML PDF - -

1Partnership members were: NYS Education Department, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Health, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, New York City Department of Education, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2, Monroe County Department of Environmental Services, NYS Science Education Consortium, NYS Association for Superintendents of School Buildings and Grounds, NYS School Boards Association, NYS United Teachers, NYS Council of School Superintendents, Healthy Schools Network, Inc., NYS Parent-Teacher Association, Association of Educational Safety and Health Professionals, Citizens Campaign for the Environment, Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Individual representatives of school professionals including a nurse, science teacher, school superintendent and superintendent of buildings and grounds from Scotia-Glenville School District, Brittonkill Central Schools and Lansingburgh School District

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