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Asbestos Management

Monday, August 11, 2014

In order to protect children from hazards associated with asbestos-containing building materials, the United States Congress enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

Under this law, comprehensive regulations were developed to address asbestos hazards in elementary and secondary schools. These regulations require schools to conduct inspections for asbestos, develop written plans for addressing any potential asbestos hazards discovered, and implement any needed remedial response actions in a timely manner.