School Environmental Health and Safety Program Manager
Washington State Department of Health
Nancy Bernard, REHS, manages the WSDOH Indoor Air Quality and School Environmental Health and Safety Programs, providing technical assistance, resources, and training for local health jurisdiction and K-12 school staff. Areas addressed include IAQ, asthma triggers, integrated pest management, noise control, lighting, communicable and zoonotic diseases, cleaning, disinfection, playgrounds, lab, art, and shop safety, hazardous materials, and school design. She has a MPH in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane University, a BS in Environmental Health and a BA in Health Education from the University of Washington, and has served on the Lake Washington School District Board of Directors since 1997. Additionally Nancy taught hands-on science at Faith Lutheran School in Redmond for 5 years and for 3 years at the Bear Creek School.
For August, our focus is on the issue of Air Quality in our community and around our schools. So, for this month's Ask Nancy, we look at questions about air quality from members around the State of Washington. Question: With the smoke-weather drifting down...read more
For July, we know many schools are taking the summer to upgrade facilities. So, for this month’s Ask Nancy, we look at questions about Playgrounds and Playfields and Facilities and Construction.read more