Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety includes workplace hazard assessments, required safety training for various District departments, record keeping, program management, and implementation. Programs managed through this department include:

Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

    District 192 has implemented an IAQ Management Plan that will help monitor and improve the quality of air in school buildings. The objectives of the IAQ Management Plan are: 1) reduce the levels of indoor air pollutants through preventive measures such as routine maintenance activities, periodic building evaluations and inspections, and IAQ-specific policies; 2) provide and maintain adequate air exchanges by repairing and maintaining ventilation equipment, which will promote a comfortable and healthful learning and working environment, and; 3) respond to IAQ-related concerns and problems in a thorough and prompt manner, and to effectively communicate the progress of investigations and their resolutions to all interested parties.

Asbestos Management Plan

    District 192 continues its ongoing efforts to manage and control asbestos-containing materials within the three buildings that still contain asbestos to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students, employees and other occupants.

    Periodic surveillance will be conducted at the Instructional Service Center, Farmington Elementary School and Boeckman Middle School. Management plans are maintained in each of the individual building’s administrative offices.

Lead in Water Management Plan

    Farmington Area Public Schools is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment for employees and students.  In accordance with Minnesota Statute 121A.335, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Farmington Area Public Schools has conducted, and continues to conduct, Lead in Drinking Water testing per the Minnesota Department of Health’s “Reducing Lead in Drinking Water: A Technical Guidance for Minnesota’s School and Child Care Facilities” recommendations.

    Farmington Area Public Schools last sampled all water sources in the 2021-22 school year.  The next five-year cycle will become due in the 2026-2027 school year.

Radon Testing Plan

    Farmington Area Public Schools contracts with the Institute for Environmental Assessment (IEA) to conduct radon testing in all occupied district buildings every 5 years as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency.

    Farmington Area Public Schools last conducted a long-term monitoring test in the 2021-22 school year.  All tested sites registered less than the MDH and EPA annual average threshold. The next five-year cycle will become due in the 2026-2027 school year.  

Contact Dan Miller at 651-463-5058 or [email protected] for more information about our environmental health and safety programs.