High Performance Green Building Resource Information
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ADA Standards for Accessible Design
The Code of Federal Regulations reprint of the ADA standards for accessible design is a 98 page PDF document that contain excerpts from 28 CFR Part 26.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.ada.gov/adastd94.pdf
EPA - An Office Building Occupants Guide To Indoor Air Quality
What You Can Do to Improve the Indoor Air in Your Office.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/occupgd.html
EPA - Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools
One of EPA's highest priorities is protecting children's health from unnecessary exposure to pesticides that are used in their schools to control pests. EPA is encouraging school officials to adopt Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices to reduce children's exposure to pesticides.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/
EPA - 25b Minimum Risk Pesticides (EPA Exempt Product Definition)
In 1996, EPA exempted certain minimum risk pesticides from FIFRA requirements if they satisfy certain conditions. EPA exempted the products described in 40 CFR section 152.25(g) in part to reduce the cost and regulatory burdens on businesses as well as the public for pesticides posing little or no risk, and to focus EPA's limited resources on pesticides which pose greater risk to humans and the environment. This exemption provision is located in section 152.25(g) of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/regtools...
Green Living Challenge
The Living Building Challenge is the built
environment's most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the
creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly,
beautifully and efficiently as nature's architecture. To be certified
under the Challenge, projects must meet a series of ambitious
performance requirements over a minimum of 12 months of continuous
Click on hyperlink- http://living-future.org/lbc
National Safety Council - Facts and Resources Slips, Trips & Falls Report
This is a brief article regarding facts and information on Slips, Trips, & Falls.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.nsc.org/mem/educ/slips.htm
OSHA - Teen Worker Safety in Restaurants
A website from the Department of Labor, OSHA is an informative resource for Teen Safety in the Restaurant industry. Slip and Fall injuries in a restaurant environment is one of the leading industries for accidents.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/youth/restaurant/slips_serving.html
OSHA - Hospital e-Tool Healthcare Wide Hazards (Slips/Trips/Falls)
This OSHA website focusing on the healthcare industry is an informative resource for potential hazards and solutions.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/hospital/hazards/slips/slips.html
OSHA - Walking/Working Surfaces
Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standards for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/walkingworkingsurfaces/index.html
OSHA - Indoor Air Quality Safety & Health Topics
Complaints about IAQ range from simple complaints such as the air smelling odd to more complex, where the air quality causes illness and lost work time. It may not be easy to identify a single reason for IAQ complaints because of the number and variety of possible sources, causes, and varying individual sensitivities.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality
The Chemical ScorecardUSGBC - U.S. Green Building Council
This website provides in depth reports for pollution information, including chemical ingredient hazard ratings
Click on hyperlink- http://www.scorecard.org/index.tcl
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green
building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building
strategies and practices. To receive LEED certification, building
projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different
levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each
rating system, and teams choose the best fit for their project.
Click on hyperlink- http://www.usgbc.org/leed