In 2003, the Board of Education
adopted a resolution dealing with industrial facilities adjacent
to District schools (Board Resolution on High Risk Land Use, January
14, 2003). This resolution required the identification of potential
“high risk” facilities adjacent to District schools.
“High Risk” facility is defined as an industrial facility
whose normal operation presents a risk of explosion, or may potentially
expose school occupants to hazardous air emissions.
In accordance with the resolution, the Office of Environmental
Health and Safety (OEHS) completed a survey of the area surrounding
each District school. The primary purpose of the survey was to identify
any potential “high risk” facilities sharing a property
boundary with the school. In addition, the survey documented all
industrial facilities within a 500-ft radius of each school. OEHS
has provided the appropriate regulatory agencies with a list of
these facilities, and is working with the agencies to ensure the
facilities are operated in a manner that does not endanger the health
and safety of school occupants.
The results of the survey are available by selecting a specific
school from the list below, and clicking on the box labeled "View
Assessment Details." If school staff is aware of other potential
“high risk” facilities that are not presently on the
map for their school, OEHS should be notified at (213) 241-3199
or via the filing of a complaint at www.lausd-oehs.org/questions.