Asbestos Management Plan

2019-2020 Annual Asbestos Notification

As a result of recent federal legislation (Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act- AHERA),each primary and secondary school in the nation is required to complete a stringent inspection for asbestos and develop a plan of management for all asbestos-containing building materials. Beloit Turner School District has a goal to be in full compliance with this law and is following the spirit as well as the letter of the law. As a matter of policy, the district shall continue to maintain a safe and healthful environment for our community's youth and employees.

 

In keeping with this legislation, all buildings (including portables and support buildings) owned or leased by the Beloit Turner School District were inspected by EPA accredited inspectors and samples were analyzed by an independent laboratory. Based on the inspection, the school prepared, and the state approved, a comprehensive management plan for handling the asbestos located within its buildings safely and responsibly.

 

Furthermore, Beloit Turner School District has completed their 3-year re-inspection required by AHERA. Our district buildings, where asbestos-containing materials were found, are under repair, removal and Operations and Maintenance.

This past year Beloit Turner School District conducted the following with respect to its asbestos containing building materials:

Safe Secure Entrance Projects: Powers and Middle School no asbestos found.

                                                   High School-asbestos found in floor mastic tiles which were not disturbed.

 

Townview Room 108 Floor Replacement Project: asbestos found in carpet adhesive which was not disturbed.

 

High School Renovation Project: 

  • Kitchen Dishwasher upgrade no asbestos found
  • Gym removal no asbestos found


 High School/Middle School STEAM/Weight room Project:

  • Art Rooms for future weight room no asbestos found
  • Tech Ed Room for future STEAM additions no asbestos found

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Federal law requires a periodic walk-through (called "surveillance") every six months of each area containing asbestos. In addition, the law requires all buildings to be re-inspected every three years after management plan went into effect, Environmental Management Consulting, Inc. will accomplish this under contract.

Short-term workers (outside contractors- i.e., telephone repair workers, electricians and exterminators) must be provided information regarding the location of asbestos in which they may come into contact. All short-term workers shall contact the district's Designated Person before commending work to be given this information.

Beloit Turner School District has a list of the location(s) and type(s) of asbestos containing materials found in that school building and a description and time-table for their proper management. A copy of the Asbestos Management Plan is available for review in the school office. Copies are available at 25 cents per page. Questions related to the plan should be directed to the Director of Buildings, Grounds, and Transportation.

                                                                                Jeff Smrecek

                                                                                Director of Buildings and Grounds