Education and Schools

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Feb 26, 2019
Teachers Union Report Warns Of 'Crisis' From Disruptive Student Behavior

https://www.opb.org/news/article/oregon-disruptive-student-behavior-schools-teachers-union-reports/

A new report from the Oregon Education Association comes from outreach to 2,000 teachers over nearly a year, aiming to press the case to lawmakers that addressing childhood trauma — and its dramatic effects on public school classrooms — should be a top priority for additional investment and policy changes. This article includes a link to the OEA document.

Source: OPB

Jan 22, 2019
SASH (School Action for Safety and Health): Preventing injuries from student behaviors

http://lohp.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SASH_Factsheet_2017_v4.pdf

Tip Sheet for preventing injuries from student behaviors provided by LOHP.

Source: LOHP

Jan 26, 2018
Safety Talk: Reducing lifting and bending in child care

https://www.worksafebc.com/-/media/CDDD50F51C114EE78CAA571648259188.ashx

Working with young children may involve some actions or movements that can present the risk of musculoskeletal injury (MSI). In this safety talk, learn ergonomic tips about your workspace that can reduce the risk.

Source: WorkSafe BC

Dec 05, 2017
Fostering Healthy, Resilient Schools to Address Chronic Stress: A White Paper from OEA Choice Trust

http://oeachoice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Fostering-Healthy-Resilient-Schools-to-Address-Chronic-Stress-2016-FINAL.pdf

This white paper by OEA Choice Trust examines the chronic stress and low morale that have become so pervasive in today’s school communities – its causes and the toll it has on all involved. It also explores the power and potential of resiliency and the key role it can play in reducing stress and improving outcomes across an entire school system.

Source: OEA Choice

Sep 05, 2017
Hazcom Training for Schools Presentation Bundle

http://www.schc.org/assets/committees/outreach_training_for_schools.pptx

Through its alliance with OSHA, the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (HazCom) developed a training presentation to help school staff identify chemical hazards in their workplaces and employers comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communications standard.

Source: SCHC

Jan 21, 2017
IAQ Tools for Schools

https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools

EPA's Indoor Environments Division has developed this Road Map to assist you in: familiarizing yourself with the IAQ TfS Kit; forming an IAQ team; and getting started down the road to IAQ success.

Source: EPA

Jan 11, 2017
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/Pesticides/Licensing/Pages/IPMSchools.aspx

Oregon State law requires that all pesticide applications made in schools (both public and private) be completed by a fully licensed applicator. Pesticides applied must be "low-impact" and schools must implement IPM practices.​

Source: ODA

Aug 01, 2016
When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/08/19/488866975/when-teachers-take-a-breath-students-can-bloom

National Public Radio discusses the first mindfulness program to be studied with funding from the U.S. Department of Education — that is aimed at teachers, not directly at students.

Source: NPR

Mar 01, 2016
Eat Smart Move More: Energizers for School

http://www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com/Energizers/EnergizersForSchools.html

Elementary and middle school energizers are classroom-based physical activities that help teachers integrate physical activity with academic concepts.

Source: Eat Smart Move More NC