The goal of the Asbestos Program is to reduce the chance of exposure to asbestos, which is known to cause cancer. Asbestos has been found in over 3,000 building materials and products. Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are still brought into the United States and can be commonly be found in existing buildings.
The Asbestos Program makes sure that asbestos is removed properly as required by law. The Asbestos Program works together with the Environmental Practitioner Licensing Unit to license and regulate asbestos abatement contractors and asbestos consultants. The Asbestos Program is also responsible for ensuring that asbestos-containing materials in schools are correctly managed. These regulations apply to all public and private, not-for-profit schools for grades kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12).
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