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    Mansel A Nelson
    Program Coordinator
    Tribal Environmental Education Outreach

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    From: "Young, Margo" <Young.Margo@...>
    Date: July 30, 2013, 2:42:37 PM MST
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    Subject: Sensible Steps to Improving Chemical Management in Schools, Webinar on 8/20 at 3pm EDT

    Hope you can attend. Please share widely!


    Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments


    Join us for webinar #4 in this special nine-part series!


    Designed to meet the needs of your entire school community

    - Facility Managers

    - School Nurses

    - Custodial Staff

    - Teachers

    - District Administrators

    - Support Staff

    - Principals

    - School Board Members



    Sensible Steps to Improving Chemical Management in Schools

    August 20, 2013          3:00 PM EDT          Register Now



    Hazardous chemicals are found in science, art, and vocational /technology classes. They are also used in facilities’ maintenance and custodial work. Schools and districts across the country are recognizing the risk that improperly stored, hazardous, and outdated chemicals pose to the health of students and staff, and are creating programs to more responsibly manage these concerns. 


    This webinar is designed to raise awareness of the chemical management issues in schools and identify sustainable solutions that you can apply in your organization.  Because no one-size-fits-all approach will work, you’ll hear from two school districts, one that has taken a district-wide approach, and one that has taken a building-level approach to improving chemical management.  Both have been successful and they will share their processes and the lessons learned that ensure their programs will continue to protect students and staff.


    Featured presenters:

    Kevin Christoun, Maintenance, Environmental and Safety Manager, Kenosha Unified School District (WI)

    Mr. Kevin Christoun is currently the Maintenance, Environmental and Safety Manager for the Kenosha Unified School District and has worked in the engineering or related fields for the last 20 years and the last 13 with Kenosha Unified.  During his tenure at Kenosha, he was responsible for the implementation and creation of the district’s Hazcom and Chemical Hygiene plan.


    Karen Frank, Science Department Chair, Waukegan High School (IL)

    Ms. Karen Frank began her career at Waukegan High School as a biology teacher in 2004.  After several rewarding years in the classroom she joined the administrative team serving as the Science Department Chair.  Currently, Ms. Frank supervises Waukegan High School's 32 science teachers and several labs between the two high school campuses.  The Waukegan High School Science Department's goal is to provide a standards-based curriculum with instruction that piques student interest in science and technology in an effort to prepare learners for the 21st Century.


    Maryann Suero, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, US EPA, Region 5 (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI)

    Dr. Maryann Suero is the Children’s Health Program Manager and School Programs Coordinator at US EPA, Region 5.  In this role, she builds capacity and provides technical assistance for children’s health, healthy housing, and healthy learning environments to federal, state, tribal, and local agency and community and advocacy partners.  She has worked with many schools on chemical management issues, training hundreds of school facilities’ personnel and science teachers how to better manage the chemicals they use every day.  She has also been instrumental in removing more than 150,000 pounds of outdated and unnecessary hazardous chemicals from schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.  Dr. Suero has been with EPA since 1996.


    Register for this session today!  You’ll receive a certificate of completion for your participation in each webinar.


    ·         Learn more about the Sensible Steps Webinar series - nine individual sessions on specific school environmental health topics.

    ·         Subscribe to our mailing list to receive details and registration reminders for other Sensible Steps Webinars. 

    ·         View the Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments guide.

    ·         Check out EPA’s  Healthy School Environments website


    Please share this message with your school environmental health colleagues and contacts!


    Margo Young

    Children's Environmental Health

    U.S. EPA Region 10

    1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, ETPA-086

    Seattle, WA 98101-3140






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