Indoor Air Quality

Posted: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:48am Updated: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:26am

The purpose of this webpage is to educate and inform school personnel and administrators about the requirements, sample policies, and help sheets available to assist them with the implementation of the Indoor Air Quality Law and Rule, which was passed in 2011.

IAQ Law and Rule

  • Law – Link to a copy of the law from the Indiana Legislature
  • Rule – Link to a copy of the rule created by the Indiana State Department of Health

Implementing an IAQ Program

  • Help Sheet – Link to a help sheet for schools created by the Indiana Department of Education
  • IAQ Coordinator – Link to information about an Indoor Air Quality Coordinator

Inspection Information

  • Pre-Inspection Sheet – Link to a pre-inspection sheet for schools created by the Indiana Department of Education that will assist schools to prepare for an IAQ inspection
  • Post-Inspection Sheet – Link to a post-inspection sheet for schools created by the Indiana Department of Education that will help schools understand the post-inspection process

Resources and Sample Policies

  • Animals in Schools – Link to information and sample animal policy for schools
  • Chemicals in Schools – Link to information, resources regarding various chemicals used in schools and a sample school chemical policy
  • Housekeeping – Link to information and best practices regarding school housekeeping
  • HVAC – Link to information and best practices for maintaining a school HVAC system, along with further resources from the EPA and a sample preventive maintenance schedule
  • Indoor Swimming Pools – Link to information and best practices about the management of indoor swimming pools
  • Mercury Spills – Link to information and internet resources for dealing with Mercury spills
  • Pesticide Rule – Link to a copy of the Indiana pesticide rule for schools
  • Pesticides in Schools – Link to additional pesticide information for schools
  • Vehicle Idling – Link to information, sample policy and an example of a sign for posting regarding vehicle idling
  • Additional IAQ Links for Schools – Link to additional IAQ websites from various national and state agencies