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We all want to believe our children are drinking safe water while at school or in day care – but how do you really know? What’s the protocol for ensuring New Jersey school water sources are lead-free and safe to drink? That’s where state regulations on water testing in New Jersey come into play. Back in 2019, both the New…Read More
Schools and childcare centers around the country are supposed to be safe environments for children to learn and play. However, this is not always the case, as the invisible risk of radon could be putting your child’s health at risk. In addition, radon symptoms are an indicator of long-term exposure – so parents need to know whether or not their…Read More
To open a new child care center in New Jersey, the owner must perform some basic environmental tasks for compliance with regulations. Let’s talk about what that means. Environmental compliance shows that a child care center is adhering to New Jersey’s laws in order to obtain a license to operate. In addition, compliance helps ensure that the child care center…Read More
Child care center operators who have paid for a Preliminary Assessment for child care licensing requirements are eligible for a $1,500 Grant through the Hazardous Site Remediation Fund (HDSRF). Reviewing some of the sites that were completed years ago, we’re finding that quite a few child care centers have not received their funds. This could have occurred by not filing…Read More
The State of New Jersey has developed a search tool for child care center inspection reports. The reports include the results of physical inspections, including environmental compliance, and deficiencies the New Jersey Department of Children and Families may have noted. The tool may be of use to families looking for suitable child care centers as well as facility owners and…Read More
The NJDEP has released a Technical Guidance Document for Investigating Child Care Centers and Educational Facilities. The Guidance Document is useful for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) and child care operators looking to open or expand a child care center or school. Mr. Paul Sakson is a participant on the Guidance Document Committee. The full Guidance Document can be found…Read More
If you have a new child care center, State licensing requirements require an environmental assessment. Usually, this entails hiring a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) to issue a Response Action Outcome (RAO) to satisfy NJ Department of Environmental Protection requirements. The RAO is the final document. So why does the NJDEP inspect the site and review the file after the…Read More
As many of you are aware, water samples are required to be collected from faucets at child care centers and analyzed for lead and copper. These are common contaminants that may leach from facility piping or solder, even if water is supplied by the city or private company. But what if you receive a result higher than the 1,300 part…Read More
PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, have been used as a coolant and lubricating fluid in a variety of electrical products due to their good heat insulation properties. Hence they have historically been used in pole mounted and ground transformers, fluorescent lighting fixtures and equipment using hydraulic oils. PCBs are generally odorless and colorless and tend to persist in the environment. Aroclor…Read More