A Layman's Guide To Asbestos Management And Removal For School Administrators

Asbestos has some shockingly useful properties, allowing it to provide excellent insulation and resistance to fire. Unfortunately, these properties are why so many buildings contain asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). While no longer used in new construction, the long life of many school buildings makes ACBMs all too common. In the US, the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulates how public and private schools must manage and mitigate risks from asbestos.