3516.12 - Asbestos Control

Policy 3516.12

Business/Non-Instructional Operations

Asbestos Control

The school district will implement and maintain procedures necessary to comply with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health regulations by adhering to the following guidelines:
  1. Use specifically accredited/certified persons to conduct inspections as required on all school buildings for asbestos-containing material.
  2. Take appropriate action to control the release of asbestos fibers, upon completion of inspection.
  3. Upon completion of inspection, create an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) describing the corrective steps and long-range maintenance. The AMP will be made available to all concerned persons and filed with the Department of Public Health and Addiction Services.
  4. Post warning(s) on all areas containing asbestos, and send appropriate written notice to parents and employees, apprising them of the conditions.
Any further information concerning the school districts procedures for asbestos control can be found in the school district offices.

Legal Reference:    Connecticut General Statutes
Sec. 19a-329 through Sec. 19a-333
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA)

Policy adopted:    April 4, 2017    
NEWTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Newtown, Connecticut
Inspiring Each Student to Excel

3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: 203-426-7600