Annual Asbestos Notification

posted Oct 15, 2019, 7:34 AM by Paul Chasse

AHERA was enacted in 1986. The purpose of AHERA is to ensure that LEAs safely manage asbestos containing materials found in schools. This is done through the implementation of a school-specific Management Plan. The regulation requires LEAs to:

  • designate and train an individual (the Designated Person) to ensure that the LEA's AHERA requirements are implemented properly;
  • ensure that an accredited person conducts an initial inspection in each school building;
  • ensure that an accredited person develops a Management Plan for each school building;
  • ensure that only accredited persons design and conduct response actions;
  • provide asbestos awareness training to all maintenance and custodial staff;
  • notify building occupants and workers annually of all asbestos-related activities;
  • ensure that all short-term workers who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials in the school are provided with information regarding its location;
  • develop an Operations and Maintenance Plan whenever friable asbestos is present in a school building;
  • perform 6 month periodic surveillance to document any changes in the condition of asbestos-containing materials;
  • post warning labels in all routine maintenance areas;
  • ensure that an accredited person conducts a reinspection of the school at least every three years after the initial inspection; and
  • document all asbestos-related activities in the Management Plan.
Please see attached.
Paul Chasse,
Oct 15, 2019, 7:34 AM