The District will implement the regulations required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA), including the designation of an employee to administer the program, the appropriate required training of employees, and implementation of the required response actions. Each District building will maintain a copy of the District’s asbestos management plan.
Asbestos-containing materials will be maintained in a safe condition. All asbestos remaining in routine maintenance areas will have required warning labels. If asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, the District will follow all appropriate Federal, State and Local regulations for the response action, as required. Employees of the District will not remove or clean up asbestos unless they have received the proper training as required by the appropriate government agencies. Whenever damaged asbestos containing materials are discovered, the employee will notify the District’s designated person for asbestos management, who will arrange for an appropriate response action by licensed personnel.
All contractors who work in District buildings will be notified of the existence of asbestos in that building(s). No contractor will be authorized to disturb or remove asbestos without District approval and a license from the State of Iowa.
In the event asbestos is found to be present in a school, a Management Plan, listing the location and condition of the asbestos containing materials, will be available in the administrator’s office. Annually, the District will notify parents, teachers and staff of the availability of the Management Plan. A Management Plan for each District building will also be kept on file in the Buildings and Grounds Department.
If there is a need to replace asbestos containing materials, they will be replaced with non-asbestos containing materials. At no time shall the District purchase or install materials known to contain asbestos.
Buildings & Grounds Department
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986
- Approved: 09-08-86
- Revised: 10-24-88
- Reviewed: 09-25-89, 09-14-92, 01-13-97
- Reviewed: 12-14-98, 08-25-03
- Revised: 03-24-08, 04-14-14, 01-25-16
- Reviewed: 03-08-2021
- Documents: 802.5
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