Asbestos and Lead Management

Asbestos Management

Per the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendations, the University of Michigan (U-M) proactively manages asbestos containing material (ACM) in place by identifying ACM, maintaining those materials in good condition, and removing ACM as needed during maintenance or renovation activities.  The purpose of the program is to reduce or eliminate the risk of employee exposure to ACM.

Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Manuals

Asbestos Building Surveys

The Asbestos Building Surveys for Project Planning and Maintenance is for architects, engineers, construction managers, and building facilities personnel for project planning and maintenance purposes (password protected).

Related Information

EPA: Asbestos

For more information

Contact Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) at (734) 647-1142 or EHSAsbestos@umich.edu.

Lead Management

The U-M Lead Management Program:

  • Reduces or eliminates exposures to lead-based paint dust and debris
  • Complies with regulatory notification requirements
  • Outlines work procedures for employees that disturb or contact lead-containing materials during the course of their work

Workers must follow their Department procedures or contact EHS for determining the presence of lead-based paint (LBP).  Specific written compliance plans have been developed for Facilities & Operations and University Housing staff.

Standard Operating Procedures, Guidelines, and Manuals

For More Information

Contact Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) at (734) 647-1142:

  • For questions or concerns regarding LBP or other lead-based surface coatings
  • During the design phase of projects that may involve the disturbance of suspect lead-containing material