Building Materials Compliance and Removal (Asbestos, Lead, PCBs)

Many buildings contain various hazardous compounds in building materials that are now regulated under State or Federal law.  The Facilities and EH&S Departments have developed and maintain a variety of safety programs to inspect, maintain, or remove and dispose of hazardous compounds such as asbestos-, lead-, and/or PCB-containing materials. The purpose of these programs is to protect the health of faculty, staff, and students as well as the general public, maintain compliance with state and federal environmental regulations, and manage any disturbance or waste in a safe and compliant manner.

Before sanding, demolishing, or otherwise disturbing any installed building components, employees must contact their institution’s Facilities and/or EH&S Departments. This notification initiates the inspection process associated with asbestos, lead, and PCB.