202 Child Abuse Reporting
203 Clean Water
204 Emergency Management
205 Provincial Health Regulations
206 Substance Abuse
BC Waldorf Schools are committed to safe school environments including the provision of drinking water that meets legislated requirements. BC Waldorf Schools’ drinking water quality is legislated by the Drinking Water Protection Act.
BC Waldorf Schools place safety at the forefront of operations. Thus, schools undertake processes to ensure that drinking water meets the requirements of all legislation and that students have potable drinking water while on site.
BC Waldorf Schools will complete water lead content testing on all school facilities, unless exempt, at a minimum of once every 3 years. Individual schools will maintain a testing schedule.
Lead is commonly found in the environment, both naturally and as a result of human activities. Canadians are exposed to small amounts of lead in water, food, air, soil and consumer products. Lead has historically been used in drinking water distribution and plumbing systems, as well as in paints and as an additive in gasoline. Lead testing will allow for a thorough risk assessment of BC Waldorf School facilities.
See the Health Canada website for more information on lead in drinking water.
BC Waldorf Schools will work with their Local Health Authority to determine the procedure for testing.
Following each water lead content test a copy is sent to the Local Health Authority.
In the event that testing finds drinking water concentrations of lead at or above the maximum acceptable level the BC Waldorf School will immediately inform the Ministry of Education, Independent Schools Branch.
Should lead levels be deemed too high at a BC Waldorf School the school will work with their Local Health Authority to communicate the results to parents, students, and staff including information on the following:
In the event that sample results reveal lead levels above the maximum allowable concentration of lead, the school, in consultation with their Health Authority, will commence mitigation solutions immediately. Mitigation solutions may include:
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