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Wildfire Mitigation and Structure Hardening

Take these actions on a regular basis to help reduce the risk of ignition on or around your structures.

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Infrared Thermography

When was the last time your school district had an infrared thermography scan of its electrical and mechanical equipment? This bulletin explains the basics of infrared thermography and how it can benefit your district’s electrical and mechanical systems.

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Preparing Buildings for Winter Weather

The best way to reduce loss potential due to winter weather is to address exposures in advance.

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Frozen Pipes

Cold weather brings on the risk of pipes freezing, which could lead to significant property damage and costly repairs among other business interruptions.

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Guest Use of School District Facilities

Consider the following areas to help mitigate the risk and liability associated with outside organizations using district facilities.

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

There is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. Learn more here.

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Lightning Protection Guide

There are approximately 100 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes on Earth every second. Each of these lightning bolts can contain up to one billion volts of electricity. With the frequency of lightning strikes and the power of lightning, is it any wonder that lightning damage occurs?

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Zoning Issues for Municipalities

Through a permitting system, zoning is used to prevent unauthorized nonconforming use or new development, which harms existing residents or businesses

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School Building Projects

If your school building is expanding—use these tips to help manage insurance and contracts during the construction process.

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School Sidewalks & Parking Lots

School sidewalks and parking lots are common locations for slip and fall incidents. Help reduce this risk with inspection, maintenance, clearing and design information.

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Self-Inspection Form

Use this sample form to help perform routine inspection of your property’s building and grounds while reducing risk and increasing safety.

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Shop Welding Fire Safety Form

Help increase safety in your school shop area and practices with tips from this welding fire safety form.

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Snow Removal

If school travel is taking place during inclement weather, extra caution is needed. Review this snow removal policy for schools and develop your own.

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Sprinkler Fire System Maintenance and Testing

Municipal buildings and schools need properly installed and maintained sprinkler fire maintenance systems. This guide summarizes maintenance and testing considerations.

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Submersible Pump Lightning Damage

Lightening can strike deep-well submersible pumps and cause damage requiring costly repairs. Explore case histories and develop a safety plan with this information.

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Submersible vs Line Shaft Water Pumps and Motors

To manage risk, there are several steps that authorities can take when designing, installing or replacing a water pump and motor system. Get information here.

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Tree Hazards

Municipalities often have beautiful grounds with large, mature trees. Use this information to help proactively maintain trees and increase safety.

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Tree Hazards at Schools

Many schools across the United States have mature trees on their properties. Use this information to help proactively maintain trees and increase safety.

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Wildfires - Protecting Facilities

Damage associated with wildland fires can be significantly reduced by implementing a Fire Management Plan. Use this tool to develop one for your facility.

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Arson and Vandalism

What circumstances most encourage arson and vandalism? Could your school be at risk? Find out with the help of this resource.

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Electrical Safety

Today’s classrooms are filled with electronic resources and tools. Practice electrical safety with these tips.

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Fire and Smoke Barrier Doors in Schools

Properly installed fire and smoke barrier doors in schools can help reduce the impact of a fire. Learn more with this resource.

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Fire Safety for Commercial Kitchens

Kitchen and cafeteria equipment provide important meals for people, but can also be fire hazards. Use these practices to help your kitchen operate safely.

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Hail Damage Prevention Guide

Hail damage from severe storms occurs every year throughout the country. This pre-set plan can help you reduce risk during hail incidents.

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Herbicide Application Considerations

Irrigation districts depend upon herbicide use for vegetation on levees and ditches. Use these considerations to help increase safety at your facility.

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Hurricane Preparedness and Response

Hurricanes cause significant disruptions to the operations of water and wastewater facilities. Create a site-specific response plan with this outline.

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HVAC Systems

Did you know that your HVAC systems can be at risk of chemical or biological attack? Help protect your school or municipality from acts of vandalism or terrorism with these tips.

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Industrial Art Room Safety Evaluation Checklist

Industrial art shops often house equipment and materials that present a potential for injury to students and staff. Use this safety evaluation checklist to help reduce risk.

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Lightning Protection Program

67 people, on average, are killed each year by lightening. Help protect students, faculty and staff at your school with this important information.

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Mold Contamination

Uncontrolled growth of mold and bacteria can cause significant health issues and property damage. Reduce your risk with these tips.

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Preparing For Winter Storms

Winter storms can mean damage to your property. Use this information to assess your exposures and plan accordingly.

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Risk Management Controls for Water Hazards

Bodies of water on municipal properties can present safety and liability concerns. Learn about dangers and ways to prepare with this information.

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Roof Assessment

Storms involving wind, rain, snow and hail can cause roof damage to your property. Learn how to assess roof damage and best protect your roof with this resource.

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Sewer Back-up Prevention

Sewer authorities regularly respond to sewer backup complaints. To help reduce the potential for sewer back-ups at your customer’s property, use this tool.