Indoor Air Quality
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety
(OEHS) in collaboration with Nursing Services has implemented the
nationally-recognized EPA's "IAQ Tools for Schools" program in LAUSD.
This little to no cost approach includes an IAQ Action Kit which
guides schools and offices in carrying out a practical plan to improve
indoor air quality. Please refer to
Reference Guide 5354.0 Implementation of the EPA's Tools for Schools
Program to Improve Indoor Air Quality (*.pdf).
OEHS recently produced three public service
announcements on Indoor Air Quality and Asthma Awareness (see links
below). We encourage schools and offices to use these videos in
communicating to students and staff how poor indoor air quality can
impact the school environment. Please note, in the video titled
"Smelling Good May Be Hazardous To Your Health!" the use of aerosol
products is dramatized. These products are often misused as
“inhalants”. As such, aerosol products are strictly prohibited for
student use at schools. You may refer to
3277.1, Preventative Measures and Mandatory Procedures for Students
Who Violate Laws Regarding Drugs, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other
Concerns or complaints associated with indoor air
quality, excessive classroom noise or inadequate lighting may also be
directed to OEHS at (213) 241-3199. You may also refer to
Alert No. 05-02, Indoor Environmental Quality. for further information.