The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) is designed to be customized and used by district-level staff to conduct completely voluntary self-assessments of their school (and other) facilities and to track and manage information on environmental conditions school by school. In addition to powerful software that can be used by districts to track any facility issues it chooses, EPA has also included critical elements of all of its regulatory and voluntary programs for schools, as well as web links to more detailed information. Districts and others can download HealthySEAT at no cost from the EPA web site. HealthySEAT is meant to be loaded and used on district computers; once it is downloaded from the EPA web site, HealthySEAT is yours to customize and use as you see fit. There are no reporting requirements and no obligation to use the checklist EPA has provided.
What's new in this version:
- HealthySEAT is adapted from a database tool originally developed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Office of Environmental Health and Safety, to conduct self-assessment inspections in its facilities. EPA has made substantial modifications to the tool in order to make it widely available nationwide.