Disturbing asbestos materials during construction is a serious hazard that all contractors may encounter. Because of the insidious nature of the material as a health hazard, EPA regulations require that even when a structure is to be completely demolished, asbestos (and all other hazardous materials) must be removed by a qualified contractor prior to general demolition. A construction contractor contemplating abatement work needs to ascertain regulatory applicability under one of the following: OSHA-approved state program, Federal OSHA regulations (applicable to the private sector and certain federal employees) or OSHA-approved.

Construction Worksite Compliance Guide to Asbestos provides the contractors, building owners and inspectors with the current best management practices for asbestos removal and disposal methods. Packed with checklist, tables and "quick lookup" materials, this manual provides a step by step approach for identifying asbestos, complying with OSHA and EPA regulations as well as the safe disposal of asbestos.

Key Features

Ascertain the presence of asbestos through testing.

Prepare the abatement plan.

Submit the plan to the state, EPA or local municipality having jurisdiction.

Proper Waste Disposal techinques 

Scope of work.


Construction Managers, Construction Engineers, Architects, Facilities Managers and Building Owners

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Finding and Identifying Asbestos:

Chapter 2: The Environmental Protection Agency’s Role in Asbestos:

Chapter 3: Understanding Wet Neutralization of Asbestos:

Chapter 4: Dealing With Asbestos in Demolition Procedures:

Chapter 5: Regulations for Record Keeping of Waste Disposal:

Chapter 6: Workplace Safety Suggestions:

Chapter 7: Working With Asbestos in School Settings:

Chapter 8: Education and Training Options for Working with Asbestos:

Appendix: Asbestos Resources


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About the author

R. Dodge Woodson

Affiliations and Expertise

General contractor and master plumber