EHS offers services for identifying asbestos-containing materials, prior to construction or maintenance activities, which may disturb asbestos, air sampling in areas where friable (easily crumbled by hand pressure) asbestos is known to exist, and personal and area air sampling where there is a potential for exposure. We also offer Asbestos Awareness Training for employees who may come in contact with asbestos-containing materials as part of their job (e.g., maintenance workers, Building Services employees, etc.). For more information, go to the Asbestos Program page.
Asbestos abatement in educational facilities (including the University) is highly regulated by the New Jersey Departments of Community Affairs and Environmental Protection. The requirements include submission and approval of an asbestos abatement design, use of a state-licensed firm to perform the abatement, air monitoring at the perimeter of the abatement area during removal, and inspection and clearance testing of the abated area prior to re-occupancy. For additional information on asbestos abatement projects at the University, contact the University's Environmental Compliance Officer, Bob Ortego, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-258-1841.