Asbestos

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100 Commonly Asked Questions about the New AHERA Asbestos-in-Schools Rule This is a collection of commonly asked questions about the new Asbestos-Containing Material in Schools rule announced by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October 1987, under... 12/31/1987
A Report on Asbestos Management A series of studies in New Jersey schools documented asbestos abatement and management activities in 17 schools representing 20 abatement sites. Findings demonstrate that school officials must... 09/30/1997
ABCs of Asbestos in Schools. Revised Edition. This pamphlet can help parents and teachers answer questions and learn the facts about asbestos in schools. It also outlines the responsibilities of school boards and other school officials to... 07/31/2003
Airborne Asbestos Concentrations During Buffing of Resilient Floor Tile in New Jersey Schools. This is an abstract describing a study conducted to determine the level of airborne asbestos concentrations during routine spray-buffing of asbestos-containing floor tiles at seventeen schools in... 12/31/1995
Airborne Asbestos in Colorado Public Schools Levels of airborne asbestos for six Colorado public school facilities with sprayed-on asbestos materials were documented using three analytical techniques. Phase contrast microscopy showed levels up... 01/31/1985
Airborne Concentrations of Asbestos in 71 School Buildings. A total of 473 air samples from 71 schools scheduled for abatement (328 indoor static samples, 51 personal samples, and 94 outdoor samples) were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy... 01/31/1991
All about Asbestos Asbestos has been used in the construction of elementary, middle, and high school ceilings, floor tile adhesives, pipe and structural beam insulations, science laboratory benches, wire gauss on ring... 09/30/2005
Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Reinspections under the AHERA Asbestos-In-Schools Rule This document was prepared in response to inquiries that have been received by the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the reinspection requirements and related provisions of the Asbestos... 12/31/1990
Asbestos Abatement and Management Activities in New Jersey Schools. This concise advisory bulletin provides information regarding asbestos management programs in schools. It is intended to assist schools that have conducted asbestos abatement, schools that plan to... 06/30/1996
Asbestos Abatement and Management in Buildings, Model Guide Specifications This document provides advice and guidance in the design and execution of abatement of asbestos-containing materials (ACM). First published in 1986, this manual now includes developments in products... 12/31/1995
Asbestos in Construction Products. Describes many construction products that have at one time contained asbestos and can still be found in older building and facilities, as well as the years during which asbestos was used in those... 12/31/2010
Asbestos in New York City Public School Buildings--Public Policy: Is There a Scientific Basis? The most recent of New York City's asbestos emergencies occurred in the late summer of 1993. It prevented schools from opening that fall, precipitated much media excitement, and caused a flurry... 09/30/1994
Asbestos in Schools Discusses the use of asbestos in building products, including many which were used in schools. Programs designed to ensure that existing asbestos remains contained and does not represent a hazard are... 12/31/2010
Asbestos in Schools. Discusses the use of asbestos in schools built before the mid-1970's. This asbestos may or may not need to be removed, but will always need monitoring to ensure that it remains out of the... 12/31/2010
Asbestos in Schools. Discusses the prevalance of asbestos in schools built before the mid-1970's, the inability of some schools to afford its removal, heightened exposure in schools with poor air quality, and the... 12/31/2010
Asbestos in Schools. Discusses asbestos management in schools and the danger of old asbestos in schools. 12/31/2010
Asbestos in Schools. Offers a school asbestos information section to inform parents about the risks of asbestos exposure in schools. The section provides information on materials that commonly contain asbestos,... 12/31/2010
Asbestos in Schools: Evaluation of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA): A Summary Report 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... 12/31/1990
Asbestos in Schools: The Latest Phantom Risk. In reference to the delayed opening of New York public schools in 1993, Dr. Whelan believes that the health risk to children from asbestos is negligible, remote, hypothetical, and probably... 12/31/1992
Asbestos in the Schools: A Guide for School Administrators, Teachers and Parents This book summarizes the available knowledge pertinent to the decisions that school administrators and others must make regarding asbestos. Chapters cover the historical perspective surrounding... 12/31/1986
Asbestos Risk Management Issues for Our Schools. This brief report provides the results of the first four years of studies documenting asbestos abatement and management activities in New Jersey schools required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency... 12/31/1993
Asbestos Suite Nearing Conclusion. Describes the upcoming resolution of a higher education class action suit to recover money spent on asbestos abatement, including suggested steps to take now and an online link to documentation. 06/30/2005
Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools; Final Rule and Notice. 40 CFR Part 763. All schools in the nation, public or private, except for-profit schools are subject to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Asbestos in Schools Rule . The rule requires schools to identify... 10/29/1987
Asbestos-Related Disease in Public School Custodians A cross-sectional prevalence study of 120 public school custodians was carried out. The purposes were 1) to investigate the prevalence of asbestos-related disease in a group of custodians at risk for... 12/31/1990
Communicating a Plan. Argues that schools should use a planned communications program to allay fears brought on by asbestos removal. Offers tips on informing the public, such as developing an informative handbook and... 06/30/1996

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