Mercury in Schools - Q & A for Schools
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) law affecting the presence and use of mercury and mercury added products in all New York State elementary and secondary schools took effect on September 4, 2004 (Senate Bill 7399-B).
Specific questions regarding the impact on schools due to this law are addressed in the document at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/facplan/Emergency/mercury_law_QA_101904.html
Included are directions and information on the disposal of mercury and mercury added products presently used in schools across New York State.
School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) / National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide which includes information related to safety in the high school chemistry laboratory is available on-line. The NIOSH Publication No. 2007-107: School Chemistry Laboratory Safety Guide, November 2006 may be accessed at http://www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PUBS/NIOSH2007107.pdf