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Summary of the BYU-Idaho Abestos Management Plan
In compliance with 29 CFR 1926.1101
Submitted November 3, 1999
BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a safe work place for all individuals working in university facilities. The primary purpose of this plan is to ensure that university employees, students, and visitors are protected from asbestos hazards, and that applicable asbestos regulatory requirements are followed.
This plan applies to all BYU-Idaho personnel engaged in the removal, inspection, disturbance, or maintenance of asbestos containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos containing materials (PACM) in university facilities. Certain reporting requirements also apply to non-university construction personnel working in BYU-Idaho facilities. Item12 of this plan applies only touniversity personnel engaged in asbestos brake and/or clutch repair, or custodial employees who are exposed to asbestos as part of their cleaning or housekeeping duties.
1. Asbestos Inspection and Inventory.
The Safety Office will determine the presence, location, and quantity of ACM and/or PACM in all university facilities. For more information see section 5 of the Asbestos Management Policy.
2. Requirements for Asbestos Work.
All asbestos assessment and abatement work shall be done in accordance with state and federal regulatory requirements. University personnel do not perform Class I, II, or III work. All Class I, II, and III asbestos work (abatement) shall be performed by asbestos abatement contractors that are certified, licensed, bonded, and insured to work in the state of Idaho. Non-university abatement contractors will be solely responsible for the training, respiratory protection, exposure monitoring, and medical surveillance of their own workers.
A. Supervisors should inform their employees of the general requirements for working with asbestos containing materials. Refer to section 6.0 of the Asbestos Management Policy.
3. Requirements for Class IV Asbestos Work. Class IV asbestos work consists of maintenance or custodial activities during which employees contact but do not disturb ACM or cleanup waste and debris resulting from Class I through III activities. Class IV work includes the following additional requirements:
A. When asbestos containing roofing material is removed, it shall not be dropped or throne to the ground, but shall be hand carried to the ground or lowered to the ground in a covered, dust-tight chute. Such material must be removed no later than the end of the work shift.
4. Personal Protective Equipment. As BYU-Idaho personnel do not perform Class I, II, or III asbestos work, it is not expected that respirator use will be required. Non-university workers who perform abatement work at BYU-Idaho facilities will be responsible for their own respiratory protection programs. Should it become necessary for university personnel to wear respirators for asbestos concerns, the applicable portions of the BYU-Idaho Respiratory Protection Program will be followed.
5. Training. Training will be provided to all university employees engaged in Class IV asbestos work. See section 9 of the Asbestos Management Policy for training requirements.
6. Waste Disposal. ACM waste shall be collected and disposed of in sealed, labeled, impermeable bags or other containers. Asbestos abatement contractors shall dispose of the asbestos waste in accordance with all federal, state, and local regulations. The university safety office shall ensure that asbestos waste from BYU-Idaho facilities is disposed of properly.
7. Notification to Regulatory Agencies. Prior to any demolition or renovation project, the university safety office will make a determination of the total quantity of RACM that will be disturbed or removed during the project. He will insure that proper notifications are sent (by himself or by the Asbestos Abatement Contractor) to the Division of Air Quality should such notification be warranted as specified in section 11 of the Asbestos Management Policy.
8. Communication of Asbestos Hazards. Before any asbestos work is begun, BYU-Idaho Safety Office personnel shall determine the presence, location, and quantity of ACM or PACM and shall notify pertinent individuals of its presence, location, and quantity. See section 12 of the Asbestos Management Policy.
9. Signs and Labels. All regulated areas shall be posted with warning sign(s) in accordance with 29 CFR 1926.1101, section k. See section 13 of the Asbestos Management Policy for more information.
10. Air Monitoring. Air sampling will be conducted for university personnel engaged in asbestos work who have the potential to be exposed to asbestos concentrations above the PEL. This exposure determination, as well as the actual air sampling will be performed by the Safety Office. See section 14 of the Asbestos Management Policy for more information.
11. Responsibilities. The duties of the BYU-Idaho Safety Office in regards to asbestos are outlined in section 15 of the Asbestos Management Policy.
12. Non-Construction Asbestos Activities. Those who are engaged in asbestos brake and/or clutch repair or custodial employees whose housekeeping or cleaning duties entail exposure to asbestos containing material need to be assessed by the Safety Office to determine if such personnel exposed to asbestos in non-construction activities are exposed above the PELs.
A. If employees are exposed at or above the PELs, then an air monitoring program, respiratory protection program, and several additional controls as specified in 29 CFR 1910.1001 will be implemented.
B. Employees engaged in ACM brake and/or clutch repair shall receive asbestos training. This training will include the specific requirements found in 29 CFR 1910.1001, Appendix F. These requirements are also found in the appendix of the BYU-Idaho Asbestos Management Plan.
13. Housekeeping duties. Employees who perform housekeeping duties in areas which contain ACM or PACM should be familiar with and abide by the following requirements as listed in Section 16.3 of the Asbestos Management Policy.