The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has released a 60-page chemical management toolkit publication to help school districts throughout the state in managing chemicals used at schools. The toolkit contains basic information and resources needed to remove unnecessary, outdated or unknown chemicals from school labs and storage places. It also provides guidance to prevent chemical mismanagement of incidents in schools and serves as an educational tool to raise awareness of how important it is for proper chemical management.
“This is an important compilation of guidelines, resources and procedures to help schools around the state effectively oversee the use of chemicals and make sure that students and school personnel are protected,” said ADEQ Director Henry Darwin . “When chemicals are mismanaged they create risk from spills, fires and other accidental exposures in and around schools.”