This safety green color will help our crews see each other in the smoke.” Firefighters seem mixed on the idea also.
Many are okay with the color, but most firefighters we talked to seemed upset the new color was not a “traditional color”.
Green cleaning products are less toxic and potentially less dangerous for children with asthma, the most common chronic disease among children, according to the U. Since 2005, 10 states (Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New York, and Vermont) and the District of Columbia have implemented laws that address green cleaning in schools. Green Building Council decided to investigate, seeking information from state officials, along with research and data from a national survey they undertook. Just three states — Iowa, New York and Connecticut — maintained quantifiable data on their laws’ successes.
Although these laws have been around for some time, not much analysis has been done regarding how well they are working. The result was a white paper titled “Perspectives On Implementation And Effectiveness Of School Green Cleaning Laws.” “The report showed that laws perceived as most effective tended to include reporting requirements and mandates, rather than simply encouraging implementation of green cleaning,” says Anisa Heming, director of the Center for Green Schools, U. This data shows that schools were compliant with the legislation, suggesting that not only are schools interested in adopting green cleaning products and practices, but want to do it well and quickly.
And, with public schools’ reliance on attendance rates to receive federal funding, improved attendance is particularly important.
Students aren’t the only school occupants reaping the benefits of a switch to environmentally friendly cleaning products.
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Experts in fire department administration have mixed feelings on this new rule.
On the one hand this will cause departments to buy new sets Turnout Gear before the replacement schedule calls for the purchase.
At the same time this is seen as a major improvement to overall safety.