Introduction

Most everyone in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) business knows that school districts, by law, must manage the asbestos in their buildings; however many have no idea the vast array of other EHS issues that affect the operations and maintenance of a school district, especially the larger metropolitan school districts. School districts are like a small city or other governmental district that have many complex and integrated functions and departments spread out over a multitude of buildings and campuses that support and/or make up the structure of the organization. Many of those complex functions involve some type(s) of environmental and/or safety aspect. Asbestos, lead based paint, radon and other indoor air quality issues are just the tip of the iceberg.

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