||The PEL has been
reduced to 0.1 fibers/cc from 0.2 fibers/cc as a TWA. The
Excursion Limit remains 1.0 fibers/cc averaged over 30 minutes.
system insulation and sprayed-on and troweled-on surfacing
materials found in buildings constructed no later than 1980 are
presumed to be asbestos-containing materials (greater than 1%
Asphalt and vinyl flooring material installed no later than 1980
also must be treated as asbestos-containing.
These presumptions may be rebutted by specified inspection and
asbestos-containing flooring material is prohibited.
Specific procedures for floor care are mandated.
||Employers must use
specific controls and methods specified in Appendix F, unless
another method is demonstrated to achieve equivalent results.
|Duties of building
owners (identification, recordkeeping, notification, signs and
||Building and facility
owners must determine the presence, location, and quantity of ACM/PACM
and keep records of asbestos-containing material and presumed
They must inform other employers, and their own employees who will
perform housekeeping activities, of the presence and location of
They must post signs at entrances to mechanical rooms/areas that
contain ACM/PACM and that employees may enter.
Previously installed ACM/PACM must be identified by labels or
||Employers must provide
an asbestos awareness training course to employees who will
perform housekeeping activities in an area containing ACM or PACM.
||A pre-employment exam
may not be used as a "recent exam" to fulfill any of the
standard's medical surveillance requirements, unless the employer
paid for the pre-employment exam.