AHERA Compliance

AHERA Training Opportunity 

Do you need help understanding how to make your school safe? Join this web based training hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The AHERA Center for Excellence will be hosting the  Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) designated person (DP) training series.



The first step in reaching AHERA compliance is to find and review your school's existing Management Plan. Answer the following questions about the AHERA Management Plan for your school to find out what AHERA resources will benefit you most.

  • Is the Management Plan current?
  • Does the Management Plan include 6 month periodic surveillance documents?
  • Does the Management Plan include a record of asbestos awareness training for all of the maintenance and janitorial staff working in your school?
  • Has your school designated a person to ensure the requirements of AHERA are properly implemented? Does the Management Plan include a record of asbestos training for your AHERA designated person?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above the following resources may be helpful in maintaining AHERA compliance.

If you answered "no" to the questions above start learning about AHERA and what you need to comply. The following helpful resources make the steps you need to take to comply with AHERA clear and easy to understand.

Still have questions? HELP with your AHERA questions can be found under Frequently Asked Questions and on the Environmental Protection Agency's Asbestos home and Asbestos in Schools pages.

Need further guidance? Contact us using the Contact Us menu or send an email to AHERAHelp@dshs.texas.gov.

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