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.
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.