Indoor Air Quality and Environmental Considerations (IAQ/IEQ) for New Jersey Public Schools
*Coming Soon* These are new tools by the New Jersey (NJ) Association of Designated Persons (NJADP) in collaboration with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II as well as the NJ Safe Schools Program. The focus includes proper ventilation and filtration as well as basic, low-cost operations and maintenance procedures for mechanical HVAC systems of all types/brands, ages, and sizes.
The video is hosted on _____. [YouTube or Vimeo TBD]
The fact sheets are downloadable PDF files. [TBD and see below.]
These can be viewed on any computer, laptop, tablet or phone.
Click here to download and read/use Manual Update #43-1 for Calendar Year 2021/Fall 2021 Reopening (2021-22 School year). To support NJ school districts and schools re-opening local and county campuses, classrooms, gyms, laboratories and shops for in-person learning (general education, work-based learning, extracurricular activities, etc.), we wanted to remind our colleagues in administration and designated persons roles (facilities, operations and maintenance, Right to Know, etc.) of resources available online for free to assist walk-through assessments. Manual checklists have always been for use during periodic assessments.
Federal and state agency resources including U.S. EPA Tools for Schools, NJ PEOSH Program
- NJ Department of Health (NJDOH), Reducing Exposures to Hazardous Substances
- NJDOH, Guidance on Air Cleaning devices in NJ Schools
- Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security, at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School Ventilation: A Vital Tool to Reduce COVID-19 Spread
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Ventilation in Schools and Childcare Programs
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Creating Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Schools