Asbestos in Alabama Schools Program

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

In collaboration with the Alabama Department of Public Health, UA SafeState is responsible for AHERA compliance monitoring at schools in Alabama.

Mission: To assist Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with technical resources, compliance assistance, and training to help manage asbestos in Alabama schools.

Achieving AHERA Compliance Begins with the LEA Asbestos Management Plan

  1. Is the LEA’s Asbestos Management Plan current?
  2. Has your school designated a person to ensure the requirements of AHERA are properly implemented?
  3. Does the Asbestos Management Plan include 6-month periodic surveillance documents?
  4. Has your school conducted the 3-year asbestos re-evaluation inspection?
  5. Does the Asbestos Management Plan include a record of asbestos awareness training for all of the maintenance and janitorial staff?

Technical Resources 

  • Checklist of Responsibilities for a Designated Person Under AHERA (2-pages) below. To request a .pdf of this document, email
  • Compliance Tool – Comprehensive tool for ensuring that your LEA meets all requirements under AHERA. To request access to the tool, email In the email request, include your name, title, school district, and/or business.

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AHERA Resources:

Training Opportunities

Managing Asbestos in Schools – November 2023 – University of Alabama

Micro-Training Resources

These short videos provide additional information about AHERA and the specific roles of the LEA and Designated Person(s)


LEA Responsibilities

Intro to Designated Person


Cleaning Asbestos Flooring

Health Effects

More coming soon…


Contact Information:

Kalyn Tew, Program Manager

Michael Rasbury, Associate Director   205-348-3967