The academic year is quickly winding to a close and schools everywhere will soon be emptied for summer vacation. Not surprisingly then, it is the ideal time for schools to address any and all pressing asbestos-related issues.
The EPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulates asbestos in schools. As stated on the EPA website, it requires both public school districts and non-profit schools to:
-Inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material (ACBM)
-Prepare management plans and to take action to prevent or reduce asbestos hazards
Two of the ways in which schools must comply with AHERA regulations are:
-Perform an original inspection to determine whether asbestos-containing materials are present and then re-inspect asbestos-containing material in each school every three years
-Ensure that trained and licensed professionals perform inspections and take response actions
With seasoned IDEM-licensed ACM inspectors on staff and significant experience with asbestos-related issues in schools, Star Environmental is more than capable of handling your school’s ACBM issues this summer and beyond. Following an initial scope of the ACBM, our inspectors will be able to implement the proper response actions, which include: