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Asbestos Awareness

 

Asbestos was widely used in building materials from around the 1940's to the early 1980's and since many University buildings were constructed during that time, asbestos management is a major program on campus. Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today.  It is important for employees who work in buildings that may contain asbestos to know where it is likely to be found and how to avoid accidentally disturbing the material.

The University of Northern Colorado Asbestos Management Program is overseen by the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS). The Asbestos Management Program operates with the following objectives:

-Reduce/eliminate  the risk associated with asbestos.
-Educate and assist UNC personnel, students, contractors, and visitors regarding asbestos.
-Ensure compliance with applicable regulations and laws.


What Is Asbestos
Where is Asbestos Found
When is Asbestos Dangerous
How to Avoid Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos Emergency Closures
Asbestos Awareness Training