“Tools for Schools” is a self help indoor air quality program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency in the mid 1990’s. The “Tools for Schools” program incorporates data from checklists and baseline information such as temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide concentrations and carbon monoxide concentrations to quantify the indoor air quality (IAQ). Recently, “Tools for Schools” has expanded to include asthma trigger awareness training in addition to the IAQ program.
Asthma awareness training is designed to increase recognition to the most common asthma triggers and steps to eliminate these allergens as much as possible from the asthmatic’s environment.
OPS has worked cooperatively with the American Lung Association of Nebraska and the Douglas County Health Department for several years to provide a healthy indoor environment for all students and staff. This website is designed to further the IAQ and asthma educational efforts formalized by these joint ventures by offering the same video training that can be viewed at your convenience. Accompanying checklists can also be accessed through this website and can be completed at your leisure.
This website will continue to be updated and incorporate more information on IAQ, asthma and other related concerns. Feel free to contact the website managers through the comment section.