Asbestos in Schools: Evaluation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA): A Summary Report

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In fall 1989, the initial implementation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) was evaluated. This report summarizes evaluation results presented in a two-volume final report and appendices. AHERA regulations required: (1) inspection of all elementary and secondary schools to identify any asbestos-containing building materials present; (2) preparation of an asbestos management plan for each school; (3) notification of parents and staff of the plan's availability for review; and (4) training of school maintenance and custodial workers. The evaluation study focused on buildings occupied by K-12 students; schools in the target population represent about 80 percent of all 106,000 schools in the U.S.
Fraser, Alexa; And Others
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