Asbestos Management Plan Notification
All parents, teachers, employees, short-term workers or other building guests are notified of the potential presence of asbestos in school facilities. In the past, asbestos was used extensively in building materials because of its insulating, sound-absorbing, and fire retarding capabilities. Virtually any building constructed before the late 1970s contained some asbestos. Intact and undisturbed asbestos materials generally do not pose a health risk. Anyone may review a copy of the management plan upon request. If a copy of the management plan is desired one may be obtained for reasonable copying charges. Grand Forks Public Schools will comply with the federal law, known as AHERA, which requires schools to have in place a management plan that describes and identifies the location of known asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM). The school maintains records of all asbestos-related activities and events pertaining to those identified materials. This notice is provided yearly on the district website. All asbestos-related activities are conducted in compliance with asbestos rules and standardized work practices which are designed to provide safety for building occupants.
Short-term workers are notified that asbestos-containing materials have been identified in the Grand Forks Public Schools' facilities. Prior to any work being performed workers shall communicate with the designated person the work to be performed and the area to ensure that no asbestos-containing materials are disturbed.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Asbestos Designated Person:
Gina Wieler, Safety Coordinator
2400 47th Ave. S
Grand Forks, ND 58201
701-746-2200, ext. 7127