ERIC Number: ED420162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
How To Manage Asbestos in School Buildings: AHERA Designated Person's Self-Study Guide.
Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires schools to appoint an asbestos management coordinator called the "AHERA (Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act) designated person" (DP) who is responsible for a number of asbestos-related activities. This manual presents some recommendations designed to help those persons appointed to this position understand his or her responsibilities. The DP implements the plan for managing asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) in the school buildings and ensures that schools comply with federal asbestos regulations. Staff at the EPA have observed that the quality of school asbestos programs depends heavily on the dedication and work of the AHERA DP. DPs who know the AHERA requirements can effectively prevent the release of asbestos fibers not only through their own actions but also through their ability to hire and oversee the work of personnel conducting asbestos-related activities at their school buildings. The eleven chapters presented provide an introduction to asbestos and explain asbestos health risks; detail the AHERA inspection; outline a management plan; and discuss training and accreditation, recordkeeping, and related regulations. (Contains a precourse quiz, six checklists, a glossary of terms, and a list defining pertinent acronyms.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Asbestos, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Facility Guidelines, Hazardous Materials, School Buildings
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, 1200 Sixth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA.