The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requires appropriate training and certification of persons employed in all aspects of an asbestos project, as well as those who supervise and employ them; by requiring the licensing of asbestos contractors; by setting forth standards and procedures that shall be followed when removing, enclosing, encapsulating, or disturbing friable asbestos or handling asbestos or asbestos materials in a manner which may result in the release of asbestos fiber; by requiring notification of the Department of Labor prior to commencement of large asbestos projects; by requiring notification of building occupants and predemolition surveys; by setting forth recordkeeping and reporting requirements for asbestos contractors; and by establishing an inspection and enforcement program within the Department of Labor.
Ten-day notice. (1) Every contractor engaged in the abatement portion of a project shall post or otherwise provide for a written notification to residential and business occupants of a building 10 days prior to the commencement of work on any asbestos project in the building. With regard to projects being conducted in school buildings, the faculty, staff and students attending such school shall be considered to be business occupants and shall receive notice as required.
Notification-procedure-detail. The written notification shall be given to those business and residential occupants of a building, or portion thereof, who are located on the floor or floors where the actual project is to be conducted, and one floor above and one floor below the floor or floors containing the project. In addition, such written notification shall also be given to those occupants of adjacent buildings who have direct horizontal access to these floors. Posted notice shall be provided at all direct means of access to the floor, such as but not limited to, stairways, ramps, emergency ingress/egress, elevators, escalators, ladders, hallways, corridors and trapdoors