Updating the inventory records of where asbestos is located across campus will begin the Week of April 30, 2012 and continue over the next eight to 10 months.
Contractors from Pinchin Environmental will sample and analyze materials in every building – flooring, ceiling spaces, any place that may contain asbestos. The project follows the purchase of a new software system, which will keep track of asbestos locations in campus buildings.
Currently in place is an inventory and a manual, but both require updating to the new software.
Facility Services will notify the occupants of each affected building as they are scheduled for inspection, but in most cases, individuals will notice very little activity.
There will be contractors on site, sometimes accompanied by Facility Services staff and in rare instances, they will set up containment materials in some areas. Proper precautions and controls will be in place in accordance with applicable legislation to eliminate any risk of exposure. The health and safety of building occupants will be top priority.