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
The Environmental Health and Safety Department has produced a database that contains a comprehensive inventory of all asbestos containing materials (ACM) in most facilities on campus. The following departments currently have access to this database:
- Environmental Health and Safety
- Facilities Management
- Housing and Residential Education
- Information Management and Technology
- Planning and Construction
To register for access to the database, please call (970) 351-1149. For additional information contact the Facilities Management Service Center at (970) 351-2446.