Date(s) - Nov 30, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jeff Rogers, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Tacoma Public Schools
Donna McNeil, President, NOW Environmental Services
In response to the hazards of asbestos exposure in older buildings, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enacted the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) in 1987. AHERA, developed specifically for schools, has a multitude of compliance requirements. With the recent increase in staff turnover that school districts are experiencing, we are offering support to the environmental health and safety contacts to ensure that they are up to date and properly managing this important program. Our expert speakers are Jeff Rogers, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, Tacoma Public Schools, and Donna McNeil, President, NOW Environmental Services. They will present a very useful overview on what AHERA is, what a district needs to have in place to be EPA compliant, how districts can bring their AHERA program up to speed in the most expedient and cost-effective manner, and real-world strategies on how to use the program to keep students, employees, and contractors safe from asbestos.