HLA is very pleased to inform our parents, families and staff about the satisfactory results of the Indoor Air-Quality testing conducted on March 8, 2012, at our request.
On March 8, 2012, a private air quality consulting company conducted an indoor air quality testing of the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School premises. The survey was performed by a trained industrial hygienist using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) sampling techniques, and was in general accordance with applicable industry standards.
The final report and analysis which was received today, indicates all of the samples collected and tested were either within or below the recommended limits. Additionally, the report states that there were no characteristics of the indoor air quality that could be anticipated to cause occupant illness or require immediate remediation. The testing company has reported that there are no further recommendations at this time, and the building is safe for occupancy. This is consistent with the safety clearance we received from the Fire Department on the day of the boiler malfunction and with the results of an air quality test done by the New York City Department of Health last week.
We want to assure you that HLA considers the safety and welfare of our children and staff a top priority. HLA conducted this air quality testing only out of an abundance of caution even after the Fire Department, and the Department of Health had already cleared the premises as safe for the School to occupy, and the landlord had assured us that the building was safe for occupancy.
If you have any questions about this, or any other matter, please feel free to contact me.