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

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Training Opportunities

Managing Asbestos in Schools – November 10, 2021 – Tuscaloosa, AL

Video 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

More coming soon…


Contact Information:

Michael Rasbury, Associate Director