ALERT! Mercury Hazard for Staff & Students from Rubber-Like Floors in Schools

The following documents, written by NJEA in collaboration with the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and the Healthy Schools Now (HSN) Coalition, are designed to alert NJEA leaders and members, school officials and maintenance staff to a potential health risk and recommend actions to reduce and/or eliminate mercury exposure.

Mercury Hazard to Staff and Students from Rubber-Like Floors in Schools

Health and Safety Guide: Internal Organizing & Guidance Document for NJEA members and Leaders

Health and Safety Guide: External Guidance Document for NJSBA

 Find and report floors

NJEA encourages local associations to find and report rubber-like polyurethane floors in schools so that the local can ask the district to test bulk samples of the floors to see if they contain mercury. Walk through each school building looking for rubber-like floors and note your results on this form. Use one report form per building. This will help NJEA assess the number and locations of the floors that need to be tested statewide.