Asbestos Awareness

Directory of Service and Emergency Providers 3
A. Introduction 7
B. University Policy Statement 8
Program Responsibilities 8
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) 8
Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) and Department of Residence (DOR) 9
Managers and Supervisors 9
Individual Employees 9
Abatement Workers 10
C. General Information 11
Asbestos - Its Various Uses and Forms 11
Serpentine Minerals 11
Amphibole Minerals 11
Asbestos Survey Categories 12
Surfacing Materials 12
Thermal System Insulation (TSI) 12
Miscellaneous Materials 12
Campus Survey 12
Asbestos Identification 13
D. Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos 14
Routes of Entry 14
The Respiratory System 14
Asbestos Health Risks 14
Smoking and Lung Cancer 15
E. Regulatory Requirements and Guidelines 16
Federal Agencies 16
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 16
State Agencies 18
Iowa Division of Labor Services 18
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) 18
F. Control Measures 19
Notices and Labeling 19
Activities Involving Potential Exposure 19
Minimizing Potential Exposure 20
Damage and Deterioration 20
Floor Care 20
G. Asbestos Project Coordination 21
In-House Abatement Personnel 21
Hourly Contractor Abatement 21
Request for Quote (RFQ) Bid Projects 21
H. Response Actions 22
Operations & Maintenance (O&M) 22
Repair 22
Encapsulation 22
Enclosure 23
Removal 23
I. Asbestos Exposure Risk Perspective 24
Background Asbestos Levels 24
EPA’s Five Facts Regarding Asbestos 24
J. Personnel Protection 26
Medical Surveillance 26
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 26
Respirator 26
Exposure Monitoring 27
K. Emergency Procedures 29
General 29
Minor Fiber Release Episode 29
Major Fiber Release Episodes 29
L. Asbestos Waste Collection and Disposal 31
Appendix A 32
Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) 32
Non-discrimination Statement 34
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