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Northwest Public Schools | April 29, 2017

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Asbestos Management

Asbestos is an issue we have been dealing with for many years.  The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (referred to as AHERA) was enacted by Congress.  AHERA was enacted to determine the extent of and to develop solutions for any problems schools may have with asbestos.

We have had our facilities inspected by a certified asbestos inspector, as required by AHERA.  The inspector located, sampled, and rated the condition and hazard potential of all materials in our facilities suspected of containing asbestos.

An asbestos management plan was developed for our facilities, which includes this notification letter, education, and training of our employees, a set of plans and procedures designed to minimize the disturbance of the asbestos containing materials (ACM), and plans for regular surveillance of the ACM.

A copy of the asbestos management plan is available for your inspection in the superintendent’s office during regular office hours, Matt Fisher is the Asbestos Program Coordinator, and all inquiries regarding the plan should be directed to him.

We are implementing the asbestos management plan.  We are intent on not only complying with but exceeding federal, state, and local regulations in this area.  We are taking whatever steps are necessary to ensure that your children and our employees have a healthy, safe environment in which to learn and work.

 

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