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Services for Health and Safety in Education

1Source safety experts provide consultation services for a variety of educational facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Our clients include community colleges, K-12 school districts and universities. We understand how to educate and train healthy schools as well as provide fast emergency responses.

Hiring an Education Health and Safety Consultant for Compliance

The education sector has a wide range of safety regulations for schools to follow. Both public and private educational facilities need to follow comprehensive rules to protect staff and students. Regulations for school environments cover electricity, sanitation, building structure and many other factors, and these safety standards require proactive measures to maintain health and well-being in school facilities. Professional consulting agencies like 1Source support schools in their efforts to stay compliant and make accurate reports.

Services for Occupational Health in Education Facilities

Our public safety services for education include the following.

Indoor Air Quality Surveys for Education

A safe school requires clean conditions, especially in athletic facilities and cafeterias. Air quality has a major part to play in an indoor space's safety and hygiene. We offer the following indoor air quality (IAQ) services to schools:

  • Odor Response and Identification
  • Written Planned IAQ Management Programs
  • Mechanical Hygiene Assessments
  • IAQ Monitoring During Construction
  • Cancer and Disease Cluster Studies
  • LEED Programs and Testing
  • Proactive Surveys
  • Microbiological (Mold) and Moisture Assessments With Remediation Work Plans
  • IAQ Task Force Development and Support
  • Environment-Related Disease Investigations
  • Phase I and Phase II IAQ Audits
  • Vapor Intrusion Sampling
  • IAQ Awareness Training Programs
  • Investigative Sampling and Surveys

Educational Facilities Occupational Health Management

If a safety incident happens at a school, our team can assist in the remediation process. We offer these forms of legal and logistical support to help you mitigate the situation calmly and quickly:

  • Community Outrage Support and Mediation
  • Expert Testimony and Litigation Support
  • Managed Outsourcing of Safety and Health Professionals
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Support

Emergency Response Services

During an environmental emergency, our team can provide the fast response you need to protect students and staff. We will find a way to evaluate, contain and remediate the hazard. Call on us for prompt assistance with:

  • IAQ Problems and Emergencies
  • Post-Fire Hazard Evaluations
  • Microbiological Growth Conditions
  • Water Intrusion
  • Sewage Back-Ups and Spills

Asbestos and Lead Management

Schools in older buildings must follow stringent lead and asbestos regulations. If your indoor space has asbestos or lead, you must conduct frequent inspections and train staff appropriately. Our team can help you stay compliant with the following services:

  • AHERA Re-Inspection Surveys
  • Asbestos and Lead Abatement Design
  • Asbestos and Lead Surveys and Labeling

Safety Management Services

Promoting safety in schools involves proactive policies and operations. Educational facilities may consult our team on a variety of safety management practices. We assist with these types of program development:

  • OSHA Compliance
  • Ergonomic Assessments and Programs
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Program Development and Training
  • Right-to-Know Programs
  • Safety and Security Advisory Committee Development

Request a Quote for Health and Safety Consulting

For more information about our services for school facilities, request a quote online or call Harry M. Neill, CIH, at 610-524-5525, Ext 15.

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