Training and Orientation
Right to Know
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was used extensively for insulation, fire protection, and acoustical applications in buildings constructed before 1980. Examples of materials containing asbestos include: pipe insulation, vinyl floor tiles, thermal system insulation, acoustical plaster ceilings, transite panels in laboratory hoods, and lab benchtops. The materials listed above do not pose a health risk when they are intact and well-maintained.
In order to properly manage asbestos-containing building materials, a comprehensive Operations and Maintenance Plan (O&M Plan) has been developed. The O&M Plan includes general work practices and procedures designed to minimize and/or eliminate the exposure of building occupants, employees, and visitors to airborne asbestos fibers.
Key components of the program include:
- Identification of asbestos-containing building materials.
- Extensive measures to minimize and/or eliminate exposure of students, faculty, staff, employees, service providers, and visitors to airborne asbestos fibers.
- Establishment of an University Asbestos Program Manager.
- Establishment of trained asbestos response personnel.
- Development of University safety guidelines and safe work practices.
- Continuation of the asbestos materials surveillance program.
- Overall Program Management - Facilities Services (610)758-3970
- Elaine Kuchera (610)758-4248 firstname.lastname@example.org