Posts Tagged ‘school exposure’

Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study finds

5 Jun 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

cpslogo v1 min 100x100 Chicago Public Schools behind in handling asbestos, study findsAsbestos management is mandated by federal law for all schools in the United States. The regulations require schools to identify asbestos and re-inspect asbestos containing material every three years to monitor that it is not at risk of becoming airborne. Federal law also requires schools to “develop, maintain and update” an asbestos management plan, which documents recommended asbestos response actions for the school, the location of asbestos in the school and any action to repair or remove it.

A new report from Unvision Chicago and the Social Justice News Nexus at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism found Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have fallen behind in removing or encapsulating asbestos in school buildings. (more…)


Denver school closed for asbestos threat after hail storm

10 May 2017 by Sarah Mahan under News

640px Hail RichmondHill2 100x100 Denver school closed for asbestos threat after hail stormInsulation or flooring tiles are often the construction materials that pose an asbestos risk during renovations or repairs. However, it is window putty that is causing Denver Public Schools to close Beach Court Elementary School for fear of asbestos exposure. (more…)