Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)
Section 9: General Reference Guide
Make frequent copies of your data file (BE_HSEAT.mdb).
- 9.1 Trouble Shooting HealthySEAT
- 9.2 Acronyms/Abbreviations
- 9.3 Glossary
- 9.4 Contacts
The following additional information is provided to assist users in trouble shooting any questions and/or issues that arise during the use of HealthySEAT.
The HealthySEAT application has been designed to be a robust data management application, but in the event that problems arise, included below are some steps to help trouble shoot the application.
Problem: The HealthySEAT application cannot successfully connect to the back end database.
Try This: Verify with an IT or HealthySEAT administrator that the file location of the back end database has not changed. If the location of the back end database has changed use the “browse” button located on the “Re-establish Database Connection” screen to locate and connect to the database’s new location.
Problem: Version Upgrade
Try This: If attempts to update the existing back end database to the current version fail, verify that no other users are connected, or attempting to connect, to the back end database. Exclusive access to the backend database is required for the upgrade process to succeed.
Problem: Data imports fail when attempting to import data into the back end database.
Try This: Verify that the data types match for both the target and source database tables. Be sure that fields of autonumber type are not included in the import data set, as these must be assigned by Access.
Problem: Attempts to login to HealthySEAT fail
Try This: Both the username and password are case sensitive for HealthySEAT; make sure that the correct case is being used for both. If it is a new installation of HealthySEAT, and the database has not yet been configured, try a user name of “admin” and a password of “admin”.
Contact an IT or HealthySEAT administrator to have your password reset to the default password, which is “changeme”.
ACM: Asbestos containing material
ACBM: Asbestos containing building material
AHERA: Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
AMP: Asbestos Management Plan
AQI: Air Quality Index
ASHRAE: American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
AST: aboveground storage tank
CAA: Clean Air Act
CADD: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
CAEPA: California Environmental Protection Agency
CDC: Centers for Disease Control
CESQG: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator
CFR: Code of Federal Regulations
CGP: Construction General Permit
CO: carbon monoxide
CPSC: Consumer Products Safety Commission
CWA: Clean Water Act
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
EPCRA: Environmental Planning and Community Right to Know Act
EPP: environmentally preferable purchasing
ETS: environmental tobacco smoke
FFDCA: Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
FIFRA: Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
FQPA: Food Quality Protection Act
FR: Federal Register
HealthySEAT: Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool
HVAC: heating, ventilation and air conditioning
IAQ: indoor air quality
IAQ TfS: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program
IPM: integrated pest management
LDR: Land Disposal Restrictions
LEA: local education agency
LBP: lead based paint
LQG: large quantity generator
MCL: maximum contaminant level
MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet
MSW: Municipal Solid Waste
NESHAP: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NEWMOA: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
NIOSH: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NPDES: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
ODS: ozone depleting substances
OPPT: EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSW: Office of Solid Waste
OUST: Office of Underground Storage Tanks
OWM: U.S. EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management
OWOW: U.S. EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds
P2: pollution prevention
PCB: polychlorinated biphenyls
pCi/L: picocurie per liter
ppm: parts per million
RCRA: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
RH: Relative Humidity
SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act
SPCC: spill prevention, control and countermeasures
SQG: small quantity generator
SWDA: Solid Waste Disposal Act
SWPPP: Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
TLV: threshold limit values
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act
UNC: universal naming convention
URL: uniform resource locator
UST: underground storage tank
VOC: volatile organic compound
Active Facility Assessor: An assessor that currently performs facility assessments for the school district.
Area/Topic: Area/topic can refer to a location and/or the general environmental program category. It is the highest organizational level.
Assessment: An evaluation of a school facility by referencing and completing a facility assessment checklist.
Assessment standard: A specific and objective environmental, safety, or health condition the facility assessor will evaluate to ensure that a hazard or potential hazard does not exist.
Assessment Guidebook: The comprehensive document explaining assessment standards, facility assessor guidance, EPA programs, and links to detailed guidance. Assessment standards are grouped under subtopics, which are grouped under areas/topics.
Assessment Type: One of the following five choices which describes the nature and intent of the planned and/or conducted facility assessment: Routine; Incident Response; Complaint/Other; Re-Assessment; Construction/Renovation.
Custom Checklist: Checklist used by districts – these may be customized to fit the individual district needs. Users may assign a name and choose specific assessment standards to be included in each custom checklist. These checklists may be used by assessors to guide their assessment activities, and to record the outcome of assessments, including specific recommendations.
Contact for Remediation: Individual(s) responsible for remedying an issue and/or implementing a recommendation generated from a facility assessment.
Environmental Hazards: Problems related to or caused by environmental factors, such as poor indoor air quality.
Facility Contact: The person physically located at the facility who is the primary local contact regarding facility issues. In many cases this will be the same person designated as the “Primary Contact” for a facility.
Facility Type: One of the following nine choices which most accurately describes the use of the facility: Multi-Use; Elementary School; Middle School; High School; Bus Depot; Administration; Industrial; Other; Career/Vocational.
Master Checklist: A checklist that includes all assessment standards included in the district’s Assessment Guidebook. This checklist may be used by assessors to guide their assessment activities, and to record the outcome of assessments, including specific recommendations.
Primary Contact: The person primarily responsible for the facility (usually the principal), to whom issues and correspondence relating to HealthySEAT assessments should be directed. In many cases this will be the same person designated as the “Facility Contact” for a facility, although the “Primary Contact” does not have to be physically located at the school facility.
Priority: The relative importance and/or timeliness for addressing an issue and/or implementing a recommendation generated from a facility assessment. Priority is reflected by a number from 1 to 4, with 1 being of higher importance or urgency than 4. Districts can configure the priority levels to suite their needs.
Retrofit: Upgrading equipment to make it more environmentally friendly.
Self-Certification: The ability for the school’s primary contact to close out, through implementation, any HealthySEAT recommendations, and report (i.e., certify) the implementation to the district assessor.
Sort Order: This is a numeric value that controls the order in which information is displayed. Topics displayed in a checklist or guidebook are shown with the lowest numeric value first.
Subtopic: A subtopic is an important organizational unit in the district’s assessment guidebook. Assessment standards are grouped by subtopic, and subtopics are grouped under areas/topics.
For technical questions related to the HealthySEAT software, please send an email to HSEAT_Support@cdm.com.
For other questions regarding HealthySEAT, please contact either: