Asbestos Management

Asbestos was widely used in building materials from around the early 1900's to the early 1980's and since many University buildings were constructed during that time, asbestos management is a major program.

The University manages asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in-place, and removes ACM before renovations, demolitions, or when the material could be disturbed or is damaged. Several federal and state agencies also regulate asbestos-related activities including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), PA Department of Labor and Industry (L&I), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

EHS provides or coordinates the following services or components of the Asbestos Management Program:

  • Inspections, surveys and hazard assessments
  • Contractor project design, cost estimating, specification / bid document preparation, and planning
  • Contractor prequalification, in conjunction with OPP
  • Consultant prequalification
  • Project and document management