2.0106.2 Potential Asbestos-Containing Materials

Safe Work Practices
Material Safety
Desired Outcome: 

Work with property managers to ensure Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are treated properly

The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
Determine if testing is necessary

Existing insulation will be visually inspected without disturbing the material and evaluated for suspicion of asbestos-containing materials ( ACM ACM Asbestos-containing material )

Property manager will be asked about known history of insulation

Property manager will be informed of potential for additional testing if history is unknown

Confirm likelihood of ACMs

If ACM ACM Asbestos-containing material may be present, educate property manager for need of testing

Environmental testing service will be retained and notified of area impacted by proposed work

Confirm presence of ACMs

Asbestos removal

Property manager will arrange for asbestos removal by an asbestos professional in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements; only a licensed or trained professional may abate, repair, or remove ACM ACM Asbestos-containing material

Third-party air monitoring during abatement work will be provided in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements

At end of abatement process, documents will be provided to the property manager by the contractor that states ACMs were removed in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local requirements, and no ACMs are present in the work area

Safely remove asbestos from proposed work area