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
- Is the LEA’s Asbestos Management Plan current?
- Has your school designated a person to ensure the requirements of AHERA are properly implemented?
- Does the Asbestos Management Plan include 6-month periodic surveillance documents?
- Has your school conducted the 3-year asbestos re-evaluation inspection?
- Does the Asbestos Management Plan include a record of asbestos awareness training for all of the maintenance and janitorial staff?
- Checklist of Responsibilities for a Designated Person Under AHERA (2-pages) below. To request a .pdf of this document, email SafeStateEP@ua.edu.
- Compliance Tool – Comprehensive tool for ensuring that your LEA meets all requirements under AHERA. To request access to the tool, email SafeStateEP@ua.edu. In the email request, include your name, title, school district, and/or business.
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- AHERA Asbestos Management Plan: Self Audit Checklist for Designated Persons (PDF, 321KB)
- Federal Requirements for Asbestos Management in Schools (PDF, 310KB)
- ABCs of Asbestos in Schools (PDF, 854KB)
- Model AHERA Asbestos Management Plan for Local Education Agencies (PDF, 292KB)
- How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings: The AHERA Designated Person’s Self Study Guide (PDF, 633KB)
- EPA Asbestos Home
- EPA Asbestos in Schools
These short videos provide additional information about AHERA and the specific roles of the LEA and Designated Person(s)
Intro to Designated Person