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Asbestos was widely used in building materials from around the 1940's to the early 1980’s and since most University buildings were constructed during that time, asbestos management is a major program. The University's current policy is that of in-place management. That is, asbestos is only handled or removed when necessary, prior to renovations, demolitions, when the material could be disturbed, or when the material is damaged. Several federal and state agencies also regulate asbestos-related activities at Penn State, including EPA, PA DEP and the PA Department of Labor and Industry.
Penn State’s Asbestos Management Program was developed and implemented by Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). The major components of the program are listed below:
- Surveys and inspections of suspected materials
- Evaluations of potential hazards
- Asbestos project designs, coordination and inspections
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