The School Environmental Health & Safety Program will complete routine inspections in all public, and private facilities used for K-12 school instruction in Benton and Franklin counties.

Our team of Environmental Health Specialists will conduct on-site reviews and inspections of school facilities to verify compliance with the state health and safety regulations described in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 246-366.

The goal of these inspections is to promote a safe and healthy learning environment and reduce the risks associated with inadequate ventilation, improper chemical storage, poor indoor air quality, unsafe play equipment, and other environmental hazards.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the Benton-Franklin Health District is conducting routine inspections in science rooms and laboratories. The focus for 2023-2024 will be primary school playgrounds and in 2024-2025 we will begin the three-year full routine inspection cycle.

School Safety and Inspection Cycle