Healthy School Environments

What You Can Do

  • If you have a health or safety concern and are an NJEA member, contact a local association officer. NJEA has arranged for technical assistance from WEC at no charge to the local association.

    Requests must be made through your local UniServ Representative.


With aging public schools, postponement of preventive maintenance, ongoing renovations, and planned construction, health and safety dangers often threaten students, teachers, and other school personnel. Poor indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, construction dust, and vermin are just some of these hazards.

WEC's Healthy Schools program helps teachers and other school staff prevent workplace and environmental school hazards. We work primarily with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and its local associations through technical consultation (such as through school inspections by WEC industrial hygienists), publications, and educational programs. In some situations, we also work with parent and community groups organizing around these issues.