Asbestos Safety Manual

15 Asbestos Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety containing building material and prepare response actions to prevent or reduce asbestos hazards. The provision also includes a Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) for persons conducting inspections and response actions in schools. The Asbestos School Hazard ReauthorizationAct (ASHARA) extended AHERA accreditation requirements to cover asbestos abatement projects in public and commercial buildings. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) OSHA has responsibility for administering regulations that apply to all workplace activities that involve asbestos, including abatement procedures. The two standards that apply to asbestos operations are 29 CFR 1910.1001 for General Industry, and 29 CFR 1926.1101 for Construction Industry. The major components of these standards include: • permissible exposure limits (PEL’s) • exposure monitoring • written program • trained “competent person” • personal protective equipment, including respirators. • annual medical examinations • regulated work areas • personal air monitoring and exposure limits • work practices and standard operating procedures • hygiene facilities • recordkeeping • licensed workers • annual training