Buildings & Grounds

Pesticides are regulated for use at Worcester Academy under The Children and Families Protection Act (2000), which  requires the school to complete an annual Integrated Pest Management Plan (contact information, application strategies,  vendors contracted, pesticides applied).

WA 2014 Indoor IPM Plan
WA 2014 Outdoor IPM Plan
Technical Data Sheets for Pesticides Applied
333 CMR 14.00 Protection of Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides
Locate School’s IPM Plan


OSHA Hazard Communication & General Hazards
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (2012)(HCS) aligns with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) and provides a clear consistent method for classifying chemicals and communicating their risk. WA is required to provide OSHA Hazard Communication training to all relevant employees. Science, Arts, and Maintenance departments are the focus for compliance.

WA OSHA Hazard Communication Program

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for each respective department are available at the links below, which provide  specific campus locations of use.

Science Department MSDS (coming soon)
Arts Department MSDS
Maintenance Department MSDS (coming soon)

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The Academy pursues compliance with the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (1986)(AHERA) through  documentation of asbestos containing materials on campus and maintenance of an active management plan that includes hazard prevention and reduction.

AHERA Compliance Documents
EPA Asbestos Information
School Management Plan Requirements; Code of Federal Regulations: Chapter 40; Part 763 – Asbestos

Mercury management is governed most directly by the state Mercury Management Act (2006)(MMA). The primary  strategy for compliance is through routine collection and proper recycling of end-of-use light bulbs that contain mercury.

EPA Mercury Information

Indoor Air Quality
The following campus buildings have HVAC systems equipped with air filters: Kingsley, Kellner, Rader, Warner, Walker,  and Daniels.

Filter Replacement Schedule (coming soon)

Municipal Water
WA’s municipal water is regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act (1974)(SDWA). Annual water quality reporting (available below) is required by the SDWA and provided by the city for citizen review. While the city’s water has been in compliance within the past decade, primary potential hazards known of include lead and chlorine disinfectant byproducts

Water Filtration
WA has filtered water stations/spigots/fountains across campus utilizing various filtration technologies.

WA Water Filtration by Location, Type, & Maintenance Schedule (coming soon)
City of Worcester 2014 Annual Water Quality Report

The second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.A, Radon originates primarily from underground geological formations and Worcester County has indoor concentrations nearly four times greater than the national average. Select testing of campus buildings had levels lower then the EPA recommended action level of 4 pCi/L (lifetime exposure mortality risk of 7 in 1000).

EPA Radon Information
State/County Information
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