Archive for January 2017

Cyber Security Tips

In this digital age, we rely on our computers and devices for so many aspects of our lives resulting in a need to be proactive and vigilant to protect against cyber threats. However, in order to be as secure as possible, we need to use good cyber hygiene – that is, making sure we are…

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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Recently, there has been mounting concern in our school communities about Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). This page will summarize the precautions your district should take and provide a summary of reference resources available. Schools Should: Instruct students and staff to thoroughly wash their hands and keep cuts, sores and other open wounds covered with a…

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Asthma – United States EPA

A comprehensive review of managing asthma in the school environment can be found at the United States Environmental Protection Agency website, click here to visit site. Review of site will provide: Take Action to Manage Asthma in the School Environment 1.Establish and Continuously Evaluate an Indoor Air Quality – IAQ – Management Program in Your…

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EPA on Drinking Water

This one-stop EPA site provides information about drinking water quality in schools and child care facilities. Ensuring drinking water quality at these facilities is important because that’s where children spend their day, and they are likely to drink water while they are there. Consuming enough fluids on a daily basis is important for children’s health.…

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AED

Public Access Defibrillation NYS Public Health Law amended legislation regarding AED signage Public Access Defibrillation mandated locations

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Useful Risk Management Links

Sports Concussion Toolkit from American Academy of Neurology New 2013 James P. DeLorenzo’s December 2005 Memorandum Concerning Time Out Rooms SED 1994 Policy and Guidelines on the Use of Time Out Rooms American Library Association NYCRR Section 155 Comprehensive Public School Building Safety Program Roles of Safety Committees Under RESCUE & SAVE Frequently Asked Questions…

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Would Your School Kitchens Pass or Fail?

This article was originally published in NYSIR News Summer 2010 The health inspector (or county sanitarian) visits school district kitchens periodically to make sure institutional kitchen regulations are being enforced. The district food service manager should always be on site when the inspector is in the food service area to answer any questions that arise. …

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