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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

A Series of Best Management Practices

Conducting a Chemical Inventory
Many chemicals typically found and used in schools are dangerous primarily because of their age and condition, as well as their toxic or reactive properties. School administrators should conduct a complete chemical inventory Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolto keep on file.

Green Cleaners and Alternatives for Facilities Services
Facilities services houses most of the cleaners involved with the maintenance of the school. By using green cleaners and alternatives, Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolchildren, teachers, and other school employees will benefit from having a healthier environment in which to work and learn.

Management of Red Flag Chemicals
The goals to fabricating a list of red flag chemicals Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolare to familiarize schools with the dangers of stored chemicals and to start thinking of alternatives to the curriculum that require their purchase.

Management of Woodworking Waste
Woodworking and finishing produces many types of wastes that may be avoided if managed with pollution prevention techniques. Hazardous wastes, solid wastes and air emissions may be reduced or eliminated, improving working conditions, reducing regulatory burden, and ultimately saving money.

Management of Photographic Wastes
Photographic processing involves the use of harsh chemicals and the generation and management of silver wastes, a characteristic (D011) hazardous waste. This photography and silver waste guidance document Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolwill serve to demonstrate how waste streams from photo developing can be reduced.

Mercury Management for Facilities Services
Most schools are phasing out their use of mercury. With this much-needed change, we have to properly manage all of this "toxic" waste. This mercury management document Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbolwas created to assist facilities services in disposing of mercury, and mercury containing devices.

Mercury Management for School Health Offices
School health offices usually have devices that contain mercury Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol. Most of the devices can be replaced with alternative products that are safer to work with, and pose no danger to human health.



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