The Asbestos Program provides direct services to prevent occupational and environmental diseases through identification, evaluation, and control of asbestos health hazards. Asbestos is present in over half of our public buildings and is of particular concern when it is present in schools. The Asbestos Program has regional inspectors available to monitor asbestos removal in buildings, and to respond to community concerns to ensure that public exposure is minimized.
The mission of the Asbestos Program is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Texas from asbestos. We strive to prevent unnecessary exposure of the public to asbestos in workplaces and buildings and to assure proper disposal of asbestos. Through our Outreach Program, we educate the public to gain voluntary compliance with state and federal asbestos law. We carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly, and professionally with respect and dedication to all Texans.
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Use this chart to determine if you need a design for your asbestos abatement project.