EH&S has new and updated tools for UW units to help protect staff engaging in high risk activities:
The work reported in this document was funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Contract No. EP-C-10-043 to Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.
The purpose of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) program is to protect researchers, employees, students, and visitors from potential hazards in the work environment. However, eliminating hazards through engineering or administrative controls provides better and more consistent protection than relying on PPE alone. If PPE is necessary, it is best used with engineering and/or administrative controls along with good work practices.
Building materials can contain a number of hazardous components that, if disturbed, can pose a health risk to workers and occupants.
Regulated building materials pose no health risk when left alone and intact; however, during maintenance, renovation or demolition, materials that may pose health risks must be managed, abated and disposed of appropriately according to regulations.
Regulated building materials include, but are not be limited to: