effective asbestos management program requires the
participation of all
members of the university community, and an understanding
of each employees
responsibility within this program. Rutgers University
employees shall not
perform work activities that disturb presumed asbestos
(PACM) and confirmed asbestos containing materials
(ACM); in addition,
Rutgers University employees must avoid all activities
that could result in
damage to or disturbance of these materials. If
an employee believes their
assigned work activities will disturb PACM or ACM,
the employee must notify
their supervisor immediately. The supervisor must
evaluate the work activities
and suggest alternate work methods that will not
disturb PACM or ACM. If
alternate work methods can not be developed that
avoid damaging or disturbing
ACM, then the supervisor must postpone the scheduled
work activities until the
ACM is removed.
licensed asbestos abatement contractors perform
all asbestos abatement work at Rutgers University.
REHS is available to develop and review work practices
performed by Rutgers University employees for
activities which result in contact with ACM; however,
work practices must be developed and approvedon
a case-by-case basis that, at a minimum, complies
with all state and federal regulations. Until
these specific work practices are developed, the
following guidelines must be observed by all employees
to avoid damage to or disturbance of asbestos
Supervisors, Project Managers, Planner/Estimators
supervisors, project managers, and planner/estimators
review and comply with provisions of this asbestos
employees receive appropriate training and supervision
maintain compliance with this document.
building occupants are notified of planned and
asbestos abatement (removal) work within their
asbestos survey information on building materials
impacted by planned maintenance and renovation
the scope of the maintenance and renovation
estimates and coordinates scheduling of asbestos
abatement work with REHS and the building occupants.
building occupants of planned asbestos abatement
for maintenance and renovation activities.
their employees attend asbestos awareness training
required and ensures employees implement the
elements of this
training in their daily work activities.
REHS to assess potential employee exposures
initiation of work activities.
incidents that damage asbestos containing materials
asbestos debris discovered in buildings.
required training and complies with the asbestos
and Custodial Workers
starting work, consult with your supervisor
to determine if
asbestos will be impacted by your work activities.
plan and complete your work to avoid damaging
report any suspected asbestos exposure or damaged
asbestos in your work area to your supervisor.
required training necessary to perform your
not drill, sand, or cut into asbestos containing
not sweep or vacuum asbestos containing debris.
not store materials against asbestos containing
damage asbestos while moving furniture or other
not eat, drink, or store food in areas containing