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Part 3, Chapter 11:  Manual Exhibit 3-11.B

Resource and Materials Lists




  1. Air Quality


    1. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) www.epa.gov


      1. Clean Air Act - Program focused on reducing pollutants from stationary or mobile sources or phasing out production and use of chemicals that destroy ozone.  http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/


        1. Air Emission Sources - Air quality standards in the Clean Air Act for six common air pollutants.  http://www.epa.gov/air/emissions/


      2. Indoor Air Quality - Many web-based resources addressing indoor air pollution.  http://www.epa.gov/iaq/index.html


        1. Building Air Quality:  A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers  http://www.epa.gov/iaq/largebldgs/pdf_files/iaq.pdf


        2. The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality  http://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/insidestory.html


    2. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) www.osha.gov


      1. Indoor Air Quality - addresses air quality issues inside offices, schools, and other workplaces.  http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/indoorairquality


    3. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) www.hud.gov


      1. Mold Prevention and Detection: A Guide for Housing Authorities in Indian Country  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=DOC_8728.pdf


  2. Community Facilities and Institutions


    1. Indian Health Service Head Start Program  www.ihs.gov/HeadStart/

      1. Model Tribal Head Start Health and Safety Code  http://www.ihs.gov/headstart/documents/ModelTribalHeadStartHealthandSafetyCode.pdf


    2. Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards: Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health Association (latest edition)


    3. Administration for Children and Families.  www.acf.hhs.gov


      1. Minimum Standards for Tribal Child Care: A Health and Safety Guide  http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/occ/ms.pdf


    4. American Society for Testing and Materials Standard (ASTM), F2373-08, "Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Public Use Play Equipment for Children 6 Months through 23 Months" (latest version)


    5. American Society for Testing and Materials Standard (ASTM), F1487-07ae1, "Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use" (latest edition)


    6. Public Playground Safety Handbook (latest edition)  http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/116134/325.pdf


    7. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101: Life Safety Code 101 (latest edition)


    8. "Adult Detention Handbook" and "Juvenile Detention Handbook," available from the Director, Office of Law Enforcement Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 417 Gold Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102


    9. Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Z §1910.1200 "Hazard Communication"


  3. Community Injury Prevention


    1. Guidelines:  Indian Health Service, Injury Prevention Programs, available from the Injury Prevention Program Manager, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service MS: TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


    2. Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Specialist Fellowship Program: A Compendium of Project Papers, Berger, 1987 - 1998


    3. Cost of Injury Involving Native Americans: A Disproportionate Burden and Critical Need for Prevention, Piland, 2003


    4. "Public Health Practice and the IHS Injury Prevention Program: Guiding Principles," IHS Primary Care Provider, Hicks, Morones, Wallace, and Bill, 2007


    5. Handbook of Injury and Violence Prevention, Doll, Bonzo, Sleet, Mercy and Hass, 2007


    6. Injury Epidemiology, Robertson, 1992


    7. The Incidence and Economic Burden of Injury in the United States, Finkelstein, Corso, and Miller, 2006


    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  www.cdc.gov


      1. The CDC Injury Fact Book  http://www.cdc.gov/Injury/Publications/FactBook/


    9. Injury Prevention and Public Health:  Practical Knowledge, Skills, Strategies, Christoffel T and Gallagher S


  4. Drinking Water Quality


    1. Indian Health Service (IHS).  www.ihs.gov


      1. Criteria for the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program (latest edition)  http://www.ihs.gov/dsfc/documents/Criteria_March_2003.pdf


      2. Sanitation Deficiency System (SDS) Guide for Reporting Sanitation Deficiencies for Indian Homes and Communities (latest edition)  http://www.ihs.gov/dsfc/documents/SDSWorkingDraft2003.pdf


    2. Operation and Maintenance Guideline for the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program (latest edition) available from the Director, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service MS: TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


    3. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Water Works Association (latest edition)


    4. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  www.epa.gov


      1. Sanitary Survey  http://water.epa.gov/learn/training/dwatraining/sanitarysurvey/index.cfm


      2. Sanitary Survey Learner's Guide Photo Gallery  http://www.epa.gov/ogwdw/dwa/sanitarysurvey/photogallery/index.html


      3. Summary of the Clean Water Act  http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations


      4. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations  http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/rulesregs/sdwa/index.cfm


    5. Recommended Standards for Water Works (Commonly referred to as Ten States Standards), The Great Lakes Upper Mississippi River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and Environmental Managers (latest edition)


  5. Emergency Management


    1. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)  www.fema.gov


      1. State and Local Guide 101:  Guide for All-Hazard Emergency Operations Planning  http://www.fema.gov/pdf/plan/slg101.pdf


      2. Tribal Information  http://www.fema.gov/tribal/


      3. National Incident Management System, (NIMS)  http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system


      4. National Response Framework  http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf


    2. Environmental Protection Agency  www.epa.gov


      1. Environmental Response Teams  http://ert.org/mainContent.asp?section=About&subsection=Overview


  6. Environmental Sustainability


    1. Federal Facilities Environmental Stewardship & Compliance Assistance Center  www.fedcenter.gov


      1. Executive Order 13514, Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance  http://www.fedcenter.gov/programs/eo13514/


    2. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations  www.epa.gov


    3. Indian Health Service (IHS)  www.ihs.gov


      1. Office of Environmental Health and Engineering Technical Handbook Guidelines  http://www.ihs.gov/OEHE/index.cfm?module=handbook


      2. Indian Health Service, Architect/Engineering Design Guide  http://www.ihs.gov/OEHE/hb/pdf/02204.pdf


    4. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  www.hhs.gov


      1. The Health and Human Services Facilities Program Manual, Volume I, http://www.hhs.gov/hhsmanuals "Project Planning and Approval, Planning and Design Considerations, Project Delivery, and Occupancy"  http://www.hhs.gov/asa/ofmp/vol1.html


      2. The Health and Human Services Facilities Program Manual, Volume II, http://www.hhs.gov/hhsmanuals "Real Property Asset Management, Regulatory Compliance and Reporting, Building and Installation Operations, and Disposal and Remediation"  http://www.hhs.gov/asa/ofmp/fpmvol2.html


  7. Food Safety


    1. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  www.fda.gov

      1. FDA Food Code (latest edition)


      2. Managing Food Safety: A Manual for the Voluntary Use of HACCP Principles for Operators of Food Service and Retail Establishments


      3. Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards


    2. Guidelines for Foodborne Disease Outbreak Response, Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR), Atlanta:  Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (latest edition)  http://www.cifor.us/documents/CIFORGuidelinesforFoodborneDiseaseOutbreakResponse.pdf ,/li>


  8. Health Care Institutions


    1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101:  Life Safety Code 101 (latest edition)


    2. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 99:  Standard for Health Care Facilities (latest edition)


    3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  www.cdc.gov


      1. Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI) Guidelines and Recommendations  http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/prevent/prevent_pubs.html#a2


    4. APIC Text of Infection Control & Epidemiology, "Volume I:  Essential Elements," Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (latest edition)


    5. APIC Text of Infection Control & Epidemiology, "Volume II:  Scientific & Practice Elements," Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (latest edition)


    6. Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subparts A through Z §1910.1 to 1910.1450, "Standards General Industry"


    7. The Joint Commission(TJC)  www.jointcommission.org


    8. Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)  www.aaahc.org


    9. Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities, American Institute of Architects (latest edition)


  9. Healthy Housing


    1. National Tribal Healthy Homes Assessment, Training & Technical Assistance Support Center  http://tribalhealthyhomes.org


    2. Office of the Surgeon General  www.surgeongeneral.gov


      1. The Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes, 2009  http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/healthyhomes/


    3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  www.cdc.gov


      1. Healthy Housing Reference Manual (latest edition)  http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/publications/books/housing/housing.htm


    4. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101:  Life Safety Code 101 (latest edition)


    5. Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subparts A through Z §1910.1 to 1910.1450, "Standards General Industry"


    6. International Building Code, International Code Council (latest edition)


    7. Uniform Building Codes, International Conference of Building Officials (latest edition)


    8. Environmental Engineering and Sanitation, Salvato, (latest edition)


  10. Mass Gatherings and Recreational Sites


    1. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  www.fda.gov


      1. FDA Food Code (latest edition)


    2. Handbook of Environmental Health, Indian Health Service, (latest edition) available from the Director of the Division of Health Services, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Division of Environmental Health Services, Indian Health Service MS:  TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


    3. Environmental Engineering and Sanitation, Salvato, (latest edition)


    4. American Society for Testing and Materials Standard (ASTM), F1487-07ae1, "Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use" (latest edition)


    5. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)  www.cpsc.gov


      1. Public Playground Safety Handbook (latest edition)


  11. Operation & Maintenance of Sanitation Facilities


    1. Operation and Maintenance Guideline for the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program, IHS, (latest version) available from the Director, Sanitation Facilities Construction, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service MS:  TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


    2. Indian Health Service  www.ihs.gov


      1. Criteria for the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program (latest edition)  http://www.ihs.gov/dsfc/documents/Criteria_March_2003.pdf


  12. Project Management


    1. Project Management Institute  www.pmi.org


      1. Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)  http://www.pmi.org/PMBOK-Guide-and-Standards.aspx


    2. Project Management Guideline for Planning and Designing SFC Projects, (DSFC, latest edition) available from the Director, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service MS:  TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


  13. Recreational Waters and Water Features


    1. Certified Pool-Spa Operator Handbook, National Swimming Pool Foundation (latest edition)


    2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  www.cdc.gov


      1. Healthy Swimming/Recreational Water  http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming


      2. Model Aquatic Health Code  http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/pools/mahc


      3. Swimming Pool Inspectors Interactive Training CD-ROM, available from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30333  http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/Workforce_Development/Swimming.htm


  14. Safety Management


    1. Indian Health Service  www.ihs.gov


      1. Indian Health Manual, Part 1, Chapter 9, "Occupational Safety and Health Program"  http://www.ihs.gov/ihm/index.cfm?module=dsp_ihm_pc_p1c9


    2. Occupational Health and Safety Administration  www.osha.gov


      1. Public Law 91-596, Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970


    3. Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1960, Subpart A through K, §1960.1 to 1960.90 "Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters"  http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owasrch.search_form?p_doc_type=STANDARDS&p_toc_level=1&p_keyvalue=1960


    4. Department of Health and Human Service  www.hhs.gov


      1. The Health and Human Services Facilities Program Manual  http://www.hhs.gov/hhsmanuals , "Safety Management Manual" (latest edition)  http://www.hhs.gov/hhsmanuals/safety.pdf


    5. 45 Federal Register 12769, 1980, "Executive Order 12196 Occupational Safety and Health Programs for Federal Employee"  http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/codification/executive-order/12196.html


    6. The Occupational Environment:  Its Evaluation, Control and Management, American Industrial Hygiene Association


  15. Vectorborne & Communicable Disease Control


    1. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual, Heymann, (latest edition)


    2. Environmental Engineering and Sanitation, Salvato, (latest edition)


    3. Center for Disease Control (CDC)  www.cdc.gov


      1. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), "Compendium of Measures to Prevent Diseases Associated with Animals in Public Settings," National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, Inc. (current year)


      2. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), "Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control" (current year)


      3. Integrated Pest Management:  Conducting Urban Rodent Surveys (latest version)  http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/Docs/IPM_Manual.pdf


  16. Waste Management


    1. Operation and Maintenance Guideline for the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program (latest edition) available from the Director, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service MS:  TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852


    2. Report on the Status of Open Dumps on Indian Lands (latest report)  http://www.ihs.gov/dsfc/index.cfm?module=documents available from the Director, Division of Sanitation Facilities Construction, Office of Environmental Health and Engineering, Indian Health Service MS:  TMP 610, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.


    3. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, American Water Works Association (latest edition)


    4. Environmental Protection Agency  www.epa.gov


      1. Summary of the Clean Water Act  http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/cwa.html


      2. Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Manual, EPA/625/R-00/008  http://www.epa.gov/owm/septic/pubs/septic_2002_osdm_all.pdf


      3. Tribal Management of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, EPA 909-F-04-007)  http://www.epa.gov/owm/septic/pubs/tribal-owts-mgmt.pdf


      4. Solid Water Disposal Act  http://epw.senate.gov/rcra.pdf


      5. Underground Injection Control Program is a website that provides information for owners and operators of injection wells and state regulators on how to safely operate injection wells to prevent contamination of underground drinking water resources  http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/index.cfm


    5. Recommended Standards for Water Works (Commonly referred to as Ten States Standards), The Great Lakes Upper Mississippi River Board of State and Provincial Public Health and Environmental Managers (latest edition)


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