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ISU Asbestos Management Program


Medical Determination Form

Initial Medical Questionnaire Part I

Refresher Medical Questionnaire Part II

Asbestos Team Job Summary Report


OSHA 29CFR1910.1001 Asbestos




Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant.  Asbestos is also a known cancer causing agent and therefore strict controls have been established regarding any work that impacts  asbestos containing material (ACM) on campus. At Illinois State University, some common areas where ACM may be found include ceiling or ceramic floor tile (including adhesive), pipe insulaton, spray-on accoustical ceiling insulation, carpet adhesive, spray-on fire proofing (over structural steel), roofing material, drywall or chalkboards, and stair treads.   

The Asbestos Management Program is designed to maintain an accurate accounting of ACM on campus and ensure that all work involving ACM is performed in such a manner that eliminates any potential for asbestos exposure.  Asbestos-containing building materials in good condition retain the asbestos fibers within the matrix of the material and do not pose a  health threat to building occupants under normal conditions.  However, ISU employees should avoid disturbing any material that may contain asbestos until first conferring with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). Any damaged building materials that could potentially contain asbestos should be reported to EHS so it can be investigated and appropriately addressed. 

Prior to renovation or demolition projects, materials that are suspected of containing asbestos are tested for asbestos content. Inspection and sample collection is performed by EHS or independent environmental consultants and samples are analyzed by accredited laboratories. Those materials identified with asbestos content are properly removed using work practices and engineering controls to eliminate exposure, in strict accordance with Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. All asbestos-containing materials are removed by licensed asbestos abatement contractors or by University Asbestos Abatement Team members who have been specially trained, certified, and licensed to remove small quantities of asbestos materials.  Where feasible, the University replaces ACM with non-ACM if alternate products are available.      

Questions regarding the Asbestos Management Program or concerns associated with potential asbestos exposure should be directed to the Environmental Health and Safety at 438-8325. 

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