State law encourages districts to utilize environmentally-safe chemicals and to reduce chemical exposure in schools.
Michigan Compiled Laws 324.8316 Notice of pesticide application at school or day care center
(7) The department shall do both of the following:
(a) Within 1 year after the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection, develop a model integrated pest management policy for schools, in consultation with the department of education and the pesticide advisory committee created in section 8326, and make the policy available to all school districts, intermediate school districts, public school academies, and private schools.
(b) Encourage local and intermediate school boards and boards of directors of public school academies to do both of the following:
(i) Adopt and follow the model integrated pest management policy developed under subdivision (a).
(ii) Require appropriate staff to obtain periodic updates and training on integrated pest management from experts on the subject.
Michigan Compiled Laws 388.861. Definitions.
As used in this act: (a) “Asbestos” means a group of naturally occurring minerals that separate into fibers, including chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, asbestiform anthophyllite, asbestiform tremolite, and asbestiform actinolite. (b) “Asbestos-containing material” means any material or product containing more than 1% asbestos. (c) “Cost” means the discounted present value of all anticipated future expenditures associated with a course of action in an area where asbestos removal is being considered. (d) “Educational facility” means a building owned, leased, or under the control of a public or nonpublic school or school system containing any of grades K-12. (e) “Friable”, when referring to asbestos-containing material, means material that can, by hand pressure, be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder when dry. (f) “Operations and maintenance plan” means a program of work practices designed to maintain asbestos or friable asbestos-containing material in good condition to ensure the cleanup of asbestos or friable asbestos-containing material previously released and to prevent the further release of asbestos or asbestos-containing material by minimizing and controlling the damage or disturbance of asbestos or asbestos-containing material. (g) “Removal” means the taking out or stripping of asbestos or asbestos-containing material from an existing structure.
Michigan Compiled Laws 388.863. Implementation of operations and maintenance plans; compliance.
Educational facilities shall comply with the Standard contained in title II of the toxic substances control act, Public Law 94-469, 15 U.S.C. 2641 to 2656, regarding the implementation of operations and maintenance plans for educational facilities found to contain asbestos or asbestos-containing material.