According to a recent report a school has finally decided to settle federal asbestos violations relating to the management of asbestos materials in school building. The violations were picked up following inspections of the school back in 2007.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has now announced that the Maryland School for the Blind has decided to settle the federal asbestos violations. Following the inspection it was found to be in violation of a number of laws relating to the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).
According to the report compiled following the inspection of the school officials had failed to re-inspect all areas of the school that contained asbestos, had failed to notify parents, teachers, and employees of the asbestos management plan in place, and had failed to include parts of the building in the asbestos management plan.
Exposure to asbestos over the longer term or at high levels can result in a range of health problems including a form of cancer known as mesothelioma, and as a result of this there are strict regulations in place when it comes to the management of this potentially deadly substance.