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       REFERENCE GUIDE
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            ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY
                   CAMPUS INFRASTRUCTURE

                                              OCTOBER 31, 2006
                           (SUPERCEDES VERSION 1 - JANUARY 1, 2006)




            Page 1 of 46
1.0     TABLE OF CONTENTS                                              REVISION         PAGE

1.1   Communication and Information
      1.1.1         Safety Bulletin – Asbestos Awareness                                   3
      1.1.2         Safety Bulletin – Renovation and Demolition with
                    ACM                                                2006.10.31          4
      1.1.3         Safety Bulletin – Signs and labels of Hazardous
                    Building Materials                                 2006.10.31*NEW      6
1.2   Emergency Response Protocol for Accidental Release of
      Asbestos Fibres                                                                      7
1.3   Asbestos-Containing Material Inventory
      1.3.1         Buildings with ACM                                                     9

      1.3.2         Online Safety Information System Layer
                    Information                                                           10
      1.3.3         Asbestos-containing Material Condition Checklist
                                                                                          11
      1.3.4         Safe Work Instruction for Pre-Project Building
                    Material Surveys                                   2006.10.31*NEW     12
1.4   Safe Work Instructions – Asbestos Work Activities
      1.4.1         Inspection and Assessment of ACM Condition
                                                                       2006.10.31         13
      1.4.2         Working in Maintenance Areas in Close Proximity
                    to Asbestos-containing Materials                   2006.10.31         16
      1.4.3         Asbestos containing Material (ACM) Flood Clean
                    Up                                                                    18
      1.4.4         Asbestos-containing Ceiling Tiles (to facilitate
                    work in ceiling spaces)                                               20
      1.4.5         Asbestos-containing Ceiling/Wall Plaster                              22
      1.4.6         Asbestos-containing Cement Board                   2006.10.31         24
      1.4.7         Asbestos-containing Drywall Joint Compound
                                                                                          26
      1.4.8         Asbestos-containing Joint Mastic                                      28
      1.4.9         Asbestos-containing Floor Tile (up to 6 tiles)                        30
      1.4.10        Asbestos-containing Sheet Flooring                                    32
      1.4.11        Asbestos-containing Roofing Materials (up to 1
                    square foot)                                                          34
      *1.4.12       Asbestos-containing Ceiling Stipple/Texture Coat
                                                                                          36
      *1.4.13       Asbestos-containing Pipe Insulation               2006.10.31          38
      *1.4.14       Asbestos-containing Parging Mud (up to 1 square
                    foot)                                                                 40
      *1.4.15       Asbestos-containing Spray-Applied Insulation (up 2006.10.31
                    to 1 square foot)                                                     42
      1.4.16        Emergency Access into Wall Cavities suspect to
                    contain ACM                                       2006.10.31*NEW      44
      *Only registered asbestos contractors may perform this work
1.5   References & Additional Resources                                                   46
      1.5.1         Environmental Health & Safety Contact Information                     46




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                                                                                               1.1.1
                                                                                    SAFETY BULLETIN
                                                                                ASBESTOS AWARENESS



Section:        Communication & Information                          Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                        Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:           Bulletin                                                Revision #:   --
                                                                     Revision Date:   --
Pages:          1                                                      Revised By:    --


ASBESTOS

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which has commonly been used in a variety of materials due to
its strength and unique fire and chemical resistant properties. Asbestos fibres have been proven to cause
disease when inhaled or ingested. Intact and undisturbed asbestos presents no direct health hazard but
does present a potential exposure hazard should fibres be released and taken into the body.

USES OF ASBESTOS

Prior to 1990, asbestos-containing materials were commonly applied to structural steel and concrete for
fire protection and as insulation. Asbestos-containing products were also used as boiler and pipe
insulation due to the heat resistant properties. Asbestos was used in many other building materials,
including wall board, caulking compounds, floor tiles, vinyl sheet flooring, ceiling tiles, plaster, drywall joint
compound, decorative texturing products, cement board and sewer pipe. Asbestos has also been used in
a wide variety of other products including brake pads, motor gaskets, plastics, duct tape, fire curtains, and
other textile products like clothing, rope and gloves.

Asbestos-containing materials are no longer installed at the University of Calgary. Some University
infrastructure and facilities, that were constructed and maintained before 1990, may have asbestos-
containing materials still present. These materials are actively managed by the University in accordance
with the Asbestos Management Program until their eventual abatement on a priority basis.

The University of Calgary has a “Code of Practice for Asbestos-Containing Materials or Equipment in
Research” as part of the Asbestos Management Program.

ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The University has developed and implemented a comprehensive Asbestos Management Program, to
actively manage all asbestos-containing materials in University facilities, infrastructure, and all activities,
which may disturb asbestos-containing materials, including maintenance, alteration, and repair
operations. The Asbestos Management Program clearly defines and stipulates the responsibilities of all
workplace parties involved in the development, administration and implementation.

For more information see the complete Asbestos Management Program.




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                                                                                           1.1.2
                                                                               SAFETY BULLETIN
                                                                     RENOVATION AND DEMOLITION
                                                                                      WITH ACM

Section:           Communication & Information                      Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:              Bulletin                                            Revision #:   1
                                                                    Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:             1                                                  Revised By:    CF


Asbestos-containing materials are no longer installed at the University of Calgary. Some University
infrastructure and facilities, that were constructed and maintained before 1990, may have asbestos-
containing materials still present. These materials are actively managed by the University in accordance
with the Asbestos Management Program until their eventual abatement on a priority basis.

RENOVATION, ALTERATION AND/OR DEMOLITION

Renovations, alterations and/or demolitions must undergo a building material sampling assessment to
identify any potential hazardous materials (including asbestos). The University of Calgary uses an
independent sampling consultant for quality assurance and environmental monitoring.

If an area within a building is being altered or renovated, any asbestos-containing material that has the
potential for releasing asbestos fibres in that area must be removed or controlled appropriately before the
renovation/alteration begins.

In buildings or parts of buildings that are being demolished, materials having the potential for releasing
asbestos fibres must first be removed (abated).

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT

All asbestos abatement work is performed by registered asbestos abatement contractors. No University
workers will be allowed into asbestos restricted areas during their normal course of work.

All abatement projects are monitored by an independent sampling consultant for environmental
monitoring and quality assurance.

EXTERNAL NOTIFICATION

The abatement contractor must give notification to the Alberta Workplace Health and Safety Contact
Centre at least 72 hours before any asbestos abatement project begins.

INTERNAL NOTIFICATION

Project managers are responsible for the internal notification and coordination of asbestos abatement
activities. Project managers are responsible to:

        •   Conduct a pre-project scope and site survey to evaluate the potential for disturbance of asbestos-
            containing building materials. This site survey must be conducted in the presence of a client
            representative. If there is a potential for disturbance of asbestos-containing materials, then the
            Safe Work Instruction for Pre-Project Building Material Surveys must be followed.
        •   Provide up-to-date and ongoing written communication of the proposed asbestos abatement
            schedule, including any schedule changes, to:
                o Campus Infrastructure (Projects*, Communications*, and Property Management*),
                o Environmental Health and Safety*, and



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            o Campus Security*.
   •   Post an area work permit that must include asbestos abatement as part of the scope of work.
       This area work posting is required as part of the communication strategy to the area occupants
       potentially affected by the work activities.
   •   Project Managers responsible for communication to contractors* hired as part of the project. *All
       of these stakeholders are responsible for further communication to their workers.

For more information see the complete Asbestos Management Program.




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                                                                                             1.1.3
                                                                                  SAFETY BULLETIN
                                                                                SIGNS & LABELS OF
                                                                     HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS

Section:        Communication & Information                            Date of Issue:   2006.10.31
                                                                          Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:           Safety Bulletin                                           Revision #:   --
                                                                       Revision Date:   --
Pages:          1                                                        Revised By:    --
The following elements are required for the selection, installation, use and maintenance of hazardous
building material room signage and site-specific labelling requirements.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND ASSESSMENT

Signage will be used to communicate the building materials hazards at entrances into areas containing
asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and lead paint with the potential of disturbance. All signage will
contain the building materials as identified by the Online Safety Information System (OSIS) asbestos
identification type layers.

Site-specific labelling is required on those materials to clarify the specific location of asbestos-containing
materials in an area. Site-specific labels are not required on materials with lead paint.

SIGNAGE

The following standard University of Calgary signage will be used at all entrances into work spaces with
hazardous building materials. The entrances include all standard doorways and tunnel entrances.

                                              All signage must be placed at a height (approximately 5 feet from
                                              the floor surface) where the sign is immediately visible,
                                              illuminated, and permanently affixed. Silicone is the preferred
                                              method of installation; however, screws or other adhesives may
                                              be required.


LABELLING - ACM

                                     Site-specific labelling will identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM)
                                     in an area. Labelling must be immediately visible and permanently
                                     affixed on the ACM. Multiple labels may be required at regular intervals
                                     along materials containing ACM to ensure labels are visible to
                                     personnel. ACM that cannot be directly affixed must be identified with
                                     signage, preferably at the location of the ACM or at each entrance if
                                     the ACM is located throughout the room.

Materials that have been labelled as containing asbestos but have been
confirmed by third-party sampling as to NOT be asbestos-containing must be
relabelled. Asbestos-free labels must be permanently affixed completely over
the prior labels.

MAINTENANCE

All signs and labels must be maintained in its intended condition. Vandalized or missing labels must be
replaced in a timely manner.


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                                                                                                          1.2
                                                                              EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROTOCOL
                                                                                     for ACCIDENTAL RELEASE
                                                                                          OF ASBESTOS FIBRES

Section:            Emergency Response Procedures                                    Date of Issue:    2006.01.01
                                                                                        Issued By:     Environmental Health &Safety
Part:               Bulletin                                                            Revision #:    --
                                                                                     Revision Date:    --
Pages:              2                                                                  Revised By:     --


Due to the urgent nature of an accidental disturbance of asbestos fibres, and to ensure that anyone in or
near the work area is not exposed to airborne asbestos fibres, the following must be done:

*In the event of an accidental disturbance of asbestos fibres:
     1. Stop work and contact EH&S via Campus Security at 220-5333. Provide Campus Security with
         the following information: your name, location of disturbance, and contact number. Clean up by
         trained worker(s) may be initiated before EH&S attends.
     2. Isolate the area and protect ALL workers – Ensure workers are not in the immediate area and do
         not allow anyone entry into the area until EH&S attends. Released fibres can remain airborne for
         several hours.
     3. EH&S will attend to assess the situation. Appropriate PPE, including a half-face HEPA filter
         respirator will be required to perform the assessment.
     4. During the assessment, EH&S will assess exposure risk (Table 1) and determine the level of
         control required (Table 2). If asbestos content is not known, worst case scenario will assume
         greater than 20% asbestos present.
Table 1: Assessing Exposure Risk
Factor                                                       Description                                              Rating of Risk
                                                                                                                        Exposure
Accessibility   •       Accessible in high activity areas                                                            High (H)
of Material
                                   o     Easy Access
                                   o     Close Proximity
                •       Accessible in low activity areas or beyond the reach of area occupants                       Medium (M)
                                   o     Hard to Access
                •       Enclosed                                                                                     Low (L)
                                   o     Inaccessible
Condition of    •       Severely damaged                                                                             High (H)
Material                           o     Visible Damage with Release – Initiate ERP
                                   o     Visible Damage with No Release (i.e. crushed elbow)
                                   o     ACM Soaked or dripping wet
                •       Mild to moderate damage                                                                      Medium (M)
                                   o     Damaged covering (i.e. torn canvas, cracked plastic or split aluminium)
                                   o     ACM Damp or moist
                •       Good condition
                                   o     No visible damage                                                           Low (L)
Friability of   •       Easily breaks apart                                                                          High (H)
Material
                                   o     (i.e. Sprayed-applied insulation, Pipe insulation, Manufactured Item)
                •       Low to moderate friability                                                                   Medium (M)
                                   o     (i.e. Cementitious based products, sheet flooring)
                •       Non-friable                                                                                  Low (L)
                                   o     (i.e. VA Tile)




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   1. To assess risk, add up the risk rating and use to determine the condition of the asbestos-
      containing material (ACM) and the level of action required:

Table 2: Determining the Level of Action

       Action Plan                    Asbestos Not Present in Return Air Plenum           Asbestos Present in
                              Less than 20% Asbestos          Greater than 20% Asbestos    Return Air Plenum
                                Content in Material               Content in Material
Immediate Control Measures           2Hs or 3Ms                        1H or 2Ms          Immediate control and
         Required                                                                          abatement required
 Control Measures Required          1H or 2Ms                           1M                 unless 3Ls and less
                                                                                            than 20% asbestos
   No Control Required              1M or 3Ls                           3Ls                  content in material


   6. The EH&S assessment will determine the level of action:
               • Immediate control measures required within 24 hours – Contact the Asbestos
                   Abatement contractor directly for immediate assistance.
               • Control measures required within 48 hours – Contact Campus Infrastructure via work
                   request for priority attention.
               • No immediate control measures required – Contact Campus Infrastructure via work
                   request for documentation and review.
   7. Campus Infrastructure will ensure clean up and decontamination is appropriate and completed by
       trained workers.

EXCEPTION

During emergencies, workers may enter the area without the appropriate respiratory protection and
protective clothing ONLY to terminate critical equipment.

During emergencies, the University of Calgary standards direct all workers, including visitors and
emergency personnel, to wear the appropriate respiratory protection and recommends protective clothing
when entering any area potentially contaminated with asbestos fibres.




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                                                                                       1.3.1
                                                                           SAFETY BULLETIN
                                                              ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIAL
                                                                                 INVENTORY

Section:       Communication and Information                    Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                   Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:          Bulletin                                            Revision #:   --
                                                                Revision Date:   --
Pages:         1                                                  Revised By:    --


BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing materials (ACM). Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of specific asbestos work procedures.


 Administration – A                                     MacKimmie Library Tower - MLT
 Animal Care / Spy Hill - AC                            Math Sciences – MS
 Art Building / Parkade - AB                            Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB
 Bio Sciences – BI                                      Olympic Oval – OO
 Craigie Hall – CH                                      Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                                     Kinesiology B – KNB
 Earth Sciences – ES                                    Physical Plant – PP
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT                      Reeve Theatre – RT
 Engineering – EN                                       Rundle Hall – RU
 General Services Building - GS                         Science A – SA
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                            Science B – SB
 Heating Plant - HP                                     Sciences Theatres – ST
 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC                            Scurfield Hall - SH
 Kananaskis Hall - KA                                   Social Sciences – SS
 MacEwan Hall – MH                                      Utility Tunnel - UT
 MacKimmie Library Block – MLB                          Varsity Courts - VC


*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list; a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities. For the current asbestos inventory,
see the Campus Infrastructure Asbestos Information.




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                                                                                           1.3.2
                                                                               SAFETY BULLETIN
                                                                        ASBESTOS IDENTIFICATION



Section:        Communication & Information                      Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                    Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:           Bulletin                                            Revision #:   --
                                                                 Revision Date:   --
Pages:          1                                                  Revised By:    --


The spatial Online Safety Information System (OSIS) has developed layers of asbestos identification
specific to the type of asbestos-containing material (ACM) and location. The identification includes the
following identification layers:

            •   Asbestos in Spray-applied Insulation

            •   Re-Spray-applied Insulation Contaminated with Asbestos

            •   Asbestos in Above Ceiling Spaces

            •   Asbestos in Ceiling Tiles

            •   Asbestos in Ceiling Textured Surfaces

            •   Asbestos in Walls (Drywall or cement board)

            •   Asbestos in Flooring Material

            •   Asbestos on Piping

            •   Asbestos on, or in, HVAC Ducting

            •   Asbestos on Mechanical System Equipment

            •   Asbestos Contained Within Research Materials

            •   Other Asbestos Material (Specify Location: ___________)




Posted signage reflects the OSIS asbestos identification layers in the identification and locations of ACM.




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                                                                                                          1.3.3
                                                                                                  CONDITION OF
                                                                                         ASBESTOS-CONTAINING
                                                                                      MATERIAL (ACM) CHECKLIST

Location:                                                                      Inspection Date:
                                                                      Inspection Performed By:
ACM OSIS                                                             NEXT INSPECTION DUE:
Identification Type:                                                       Inventory Entry Date:
*Condition of ACM                                                         Inventory Entered By:
Location:
* Any change in the condition of asbestos-containing materials must be reported and recorded in the current asbestos inventory.

     1. Follow the safe work instruction for the inspection and assessment of ACM condition and
        document the findings on this checklist. Evaluate the condition of the asbestos-containing
        material by rating the following factors:
Factor                  Description                                                                              Rating
                                                                                                                 0-Low; 5-High
Condition of                   •   Visible Damage with Release – Initiate ERP
Exposure                       •   Visible Damage with No Release (i.e. crushed elbow)                           5
                               •   Damaged covering (i.e. cracked plastic or split aluminium)                    3
                               •   No visible damage                                                             0
Water Damage                   •   Soaked                                                                        5
                               •   Dripping                                                                      4
                               •   Damp                                                                          3
                               •   Moist                                                                         2
                               •   Was wet, now dry                                                              1
                               •   Good Condition                                                                0
Exposed Surface                •   Visible                                                                       5
Area                           •   Covered                                                                       2
                               •   Enclosed                                                                      0
Accessibility                  •   Easy Access                                                                   5
                               •   Close Proximity                                                               3
                               •   Hard to Access                                                                1
                               •   Inaccessible                                                                  0
Activity and                   •   Vibration                                                                     5
Movement                       •   Powered / Moving equipment                                                    3
                               •   Manual Handling                                                               1
                               •   Minimal Activity                                                              0
In Direct Air Stream           •   In air flow                                                                   5
                               •   No air flow                                                                   0
Application Method             •   Sprayed On                                                                    5
(Friability)                   •   Manufactured Item                                                             4
                               •   Hand Trowelled                                                                3
                               •   Non-Friable (i.e. VA Tile)                                                    0
Asbestos Content               •   Labelled ACM                                                                  5
(Refer to Inventory)           •   Content >20%                                                                  5
                               •   Content <20% but >1%                                                          3
                               •   Content <1%                                                                   1



                                                                                                       TOTAL
     2. To assess the condition, add up the ratings from each of the factors. Use the total to determine
        the condition of the asbestos-containing material:
            Total of Ratings              Assessment                                               Condition of ACM
            1 to10                        Minimal                                                  Good Condition
            10 to 20                      Low                                                      Marginal Condition
            20 to 30                      Medium                                                   Poor Condition
            30 to 40                      High                                                     Critical Condition
     3. The condition will dictate the actions to be taken, including the next inspection date, as per the
        Asbestos Management Program.



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                                                                                          1.3.4
                                                                        SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                                          FOR
                                                                                 PRE-PROJECT
                                                                    BUILDING MATERIAL SURVEYS
Section:        Rules and Procedures                              Date of Issue:   2006.10.31
                                                                     Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:           Safe Work Instruction                                Revision #:   --
                                                                  Revision Date:   --
Pages:          1                                                   Revised By:    --

The following safe work instructions are for the coordination and evaluation of building material surveys
for pre-project work.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

As part of the pre-project scope and site survey, project managers must evaluate the potential for
disturbance of building material during all building alteration/renovation and demolition activities and/or
other applicable scopes of work. Reference to the OSIS system of building material layers and/or initiation
of a site specific building material sampling assessment must be performed to identify any potential
hazardous materials (including asbestos). If an area within a building is being disturbed, any asbestos-
containing material that has the potential for releasing asbestos fibres must be removed or controlled
appropriately before the project begins.

The University of Calgary has chosen to remove and eliminate asbestos-containing material as the
primary control strategy whenever possible. Removal is mandatory prior to demolition of major
renovations on a building with asbestos containing materials (ACM).

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

The coordination and evaluation of building material surveys requires the use of the following safe work
instruction BEFORE any work begins:
     1. Conduct a pre-project/work walk-through survey with the occupant and property manager and
         review the scope of work with the appropriate contractors.
     2. Identify any areas of building material disturbance or area where building materials may be
         impacted by work activities.
     3. Reference the OSIS building material layers for the building material results in the areas of
         potential disturbance/impact. If the room survey is incomplete, does not adequately address the
         scope of work, or the results are questionable, a site-specific building material survey should be
         initiated.
     4. If a site-specific building material survey is initiated, the project manager must conduct a physical
         walk though of the area with the sampling consultant to identify the exact areas of
         disturbance/impact of the scope of work.
     a. If a physical walk through is not possible, the project manager must identify the exact locations of
         sampling in accordance with the scope of work with site-specific labelling and/or signage
         (stickers, posting, floor map of appropriate size and description etc) for the sampling consultant.
         The sample locations must be identified by a “sample taken” label.
     b. If the sampling consultant is still unsure about the directions of the project manager, sampling
         should not proceed until further clarification is given.
     5. The results of the sampling and direction of work must be communicated by the project manager
         to the workers and occupants. Building materials must NOT be disturbed until direction has been
         granted by the project manager.
     6. As required, sample additional materials or areas if or as the scope of work changes (see# 4).

*In the event of an accidental release, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-5333. The Emergency
Response Protocol will be initiated.


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                                                                                              1.4.1
                                                                            SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                                FOR THE INSPECTION
                                                                               AND ASSESSMENT OF
                                                                                    ACM CONDITION

Section:           Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:              Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   1
                                                                    Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:             3                                                  Revised By:    CF


The following safe work instructions are for situations which require an inspection in accordance with the
Asbestos Management Program or due to suspected damage or a change of condition to asbestos-
containing materials.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND RISK ASSESSMENT

University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have building materials that potentially contain asbestos
(see below). Asbestos must be inhaled or ingested to cause disease. Intact and undisturbed asbestos
presents no direct health hazard but does present a potential exposure hazard should fibres be released
and taken into the body.

The health risk is considered minimal for asbestos materials in good condition in an inaccessible location
and protected from damage. Where damage can be controlled or prevented, managing the exposure risk
is often the most cost-effective control measure.
Where damage or disturbance cannot be controlled or where deterioration is due to uncontrolled natural
causes, management of the exposure risk can be very difficult.

Air monitoring of occupied areas is not considered an acceptable method to determine whether or not
asbestos-containing materials must be removed, enclosed, encapsulated or may be left as is. It is
insufficient to determine the potential health and exposure risk since asbestos fibres cannot usually be
detected above background levels unless the material is disturbed in some way.

All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling and use
of materials that potentially contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

        •   Appropriate PPE as identified in the site specific hazard assessment

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

*In the event of suspected damage or change of condition of suspected asbestos-containing materials
and due to the urgent nature of asbestos incidents, the area will be isolated and assessed immediately.

To ensure that anyone in or near the work area is not exposed to airborne asbestos fibres, the following
must be done:

        1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate area.
        2. Check the current asbestos inventory for any identified asbestos-containing materials and their
           existing documented condition.
        3. Personal protective equipment must be worn if personal protective equipment was identified as a
           hazard control measure in the site specific hazard assessment.




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     4. Evaluate the condition of the asbestos-containing material by rating the following factors:

Factor                       Description                                                            Rating
                                                                                                    0 – Low
                                                                                                    5- High
Condition of Exposure            •    Visible Damage with Release – Initiate ERP
                                 •    Visible Damage with No Release (i.e. crushed elbow)           5
                                 •    Damaged covering (i.e. cracked plastic or split aluminium)    3
                                 •    No visible damage                                             0

Water Damage                     •    Soaked                                                        5
                                 •    Dripping                                                      4
                                 •    Damp                                                          3
                                 •    Moist                                                         2
                                 •    Was wet, now dry                                              1
                                 •    Good Condition                                                0
Exposed Surface Area             •    Visible                                                       5
                                 •    Covered                                                       2
                                 •    Enclosed                                                      0
Accessibility                    •    Easy Access                                                   5
                                 •    Close Proximity                                               3
                                 •    Hard to Access                                                1
                                 •    Inaccessible                                                  0
Activity and Movement            •    Vibration                                                     5
                                 •    Powered / Moving equipment                                    3
                                 •    Manual Handling                                               1
                                 •    Minimal Activity                                              0
In Direct Air Stream             •    In air flow                                                   5
                                 •    No air flow                                                   0
Application Method               •    Sprayed On                                                    5
(Friability)                     •    Manufactured Item                                             4
                                 •    Hand Trowelled                                                3
                                 •    Non-Friable (i.e. VA Tile)                                    0
Asbestos Content (Refer to       •    Labelled ACM                                                  5
Inventory)                       •    Content >20%                                                  5
                                 •    Content <20% but >1%                                          3
                                 •    Content <1%                                                   1



     5. To assess the condition, add up the ratings from each of the factors. Use the sum to determine
        the condition of the asbestos-containing material:

           Sum of Ratings            Assessment                                Condition of ACM
          1 to10                     Minimal                                   Good Condition
          10 to 20                   Low                                       Marginal Condition
          20 to 30                   Medium                                    Poor Condition
          30 to 40                   High                                      Critical Condition

     6. The condition of the ACM will dictate the actions to be taken as per the Asbestos Management
        Program.
     7. Results from all inspections must be clearly documented.
     8. Any change in the condition of asbestos-containing materials must be reported and recorded in
        the current asbestos inventory.
     9. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

          *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
          5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
          initiated.

EXCEPTION

During emergencies, workers may enter the area without the appropriate respiratory protection and



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protective clothing ONLY to terminate critical equipment.

During emergencies, the University of Calgary standards direct all workers, including visitors and
emergency personnel, to wear the appropriate respiratory protection and recommends protective clothing
when entering any area potentially contaminated with asbestos fibres.

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing materials (ACM). Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of specific asbestos work procedures.


 Administration – A                                      MacKimmie Library Tower - MLT
 Animal Care / Spy Hill - AC                             Math Sciences – MS
 Art Building / Parkade - AB                             Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB
 Bio Sciences – BI                                       Olympic Oval – OO
 Craigie Hall – CH                                       Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                                      Kinesiology B – KNB
 Earth Sciences – ES                                     Physical Plant – PP
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT                       Reeve Theatre – RT
 Engineering – EN                                        Rundle Hall – RU
 General Services Building - GS                          Science A – SA
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                             Science B – SB
 Heating Plant - HP                                      Sciences Theatres – ST
 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC                             Scurfield Hall - SH
 Kananaskis Hall - KA                                    Social Sciences – SS
 MacEwan Hall – MH                                       Utility Tunnel - UT
 MacKimmie Library Block – MLB                           Varsity Courts - VC

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list; a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities. For the current asbestos inventory,
see the Campus Infrastructure Asbestos Information.




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                                                                                      1.4.2
                                                                    SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                       FOR WORKING IN MAINTENANCE AREAS IN
                                                                        CLOSE PROXIMITY TO
                                                            ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

Section:          Rules and Procedures                              Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                                Revision #:   1
                                                                    Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:            2                                                   Revised By:    CF


The following safe work instructions are for working in maintenance areas with asbestos-containing
materials (ACM) or suspected asbestos-containing materials.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have materials, which contain asbestos (see
below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling
and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination
procedures.

*All the asbestos-containing materials (including any suspected asbestos-containing materials) that are to
be impacted by the scope of work should be assessed/tested to verify asbestos content.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   N/A

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Working in close proximity to asbestos-containing materials in maintenance areas requires the use of the
following safe work instruction:

           Close proximity to asbestos means being able to physically touch or potentially disturb asbestos
           containing materials.

           1. Visually inspect the work area to ensure no materials suspected to contain asbestos are
              damaged. If damaged or suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are identified, stop
              work and immediately notify EH&S @ 220-5333 for assessment.
           2. If environmental conditions are high in particulate matter (i.e. above ceiling tile spaces, crawl
              spaces, maintenance areas etc.), a dust mask (two-strap P100) is required. A half-face
              respirator with P100 filters may also be used instead of a dust mask. Strive to minimize dust
              levels and disturbance, especially in occupied areas.
           3. If no damaged materials are identified, proceed with the required work. Exercise caution at
              all times when working in close proximity to the ACM.
           4. If there is a potential to disturb suspect ACM, stop work and request testing/assessment of
              the material.
           5. Once work is completed, inspect the work area and ensure the area is free of visible debris.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                   Page 16 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing materials (ACM). Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.


 Administration – A                          MacKimmie Library Tower - MLT
 Animal Care / Spy Hill - AC                 Math Sciences – MS
 Art Building / Parkade - AB                 Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB
 Bio Sciences – BI                           Olympic Oval – OO
 Craigie Hall – CH                           Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                          Kinesiology B – KNB
 Earth Sciences – ES                         Physical Plant – PP
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT           Reeve Theatre – RT
 Engineering – EN                            Rundle Hall – RU
 General Services Building - GS              Science A – SA
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                 Science B – SB
 Heating Plant - HP                          Sciences Theatres – ST
 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC                 Scurfield Hall - SH
 Kananaskis Hall - KA                        Social Sciences – SS
 MacEwan Hall – MH                           Utility Tunnel - UT
 MacKimmie Library Block – MLB               Varsity Courts - VC




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                                                                                              1.4.3
                                                                            SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                               FOR FLOOD CLEAN UP
                                                                                   OF SUSPECT ACM

Section:           Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:              Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                    Revision Date:   --
Pages:             2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for emergency flood situations, which require clean up of
potential asbestos-containing materials.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have building materials that potentially contain asbestos
(see below). Asbestos-containing materials (ACM), such as wall plaster, drywall compound, and ceiling
tiles may be damaged during an emergency flood situation. All workers must all have documented safe
work instruction from their supervisor on the handling and use of materials that potentially contain
asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

        •   Disposable coveralls (Tyvek body suit to cover the body and fit snugly at the neck wrist and
            ankles)
        •   Rubber boots (or disposable boot covers)
        •   Respirator with P100 HEPA filters
        •   Damp cloth
        •   Broom or mop with water bucket
        •   Poly drop sheets
        •   Sealable container and/or 6mm poly bags
        •   ACM Labels

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Due to the urgent nature of a flood clean up, the area should be isolated and cleaned immediately. To
ensure that anyone in or near the work area is not exposed to airborne asbestos fibres, the following must
be done:

            1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate area.
            2. Personal protective equipment must be worn, consisting of a half-face HEPA filter respirator,
               disposable coveralls and any other personal protective equipment that may be required to
               perform the work.
                   a. Disposable coveralls - *Immediately replace torn Tyvek suits
                   b. Rubber boots
            3. Do not use compressed air to clean up or remove potentially contaminated ACM.
            4. Before starting any work that is likely to disturb potential ACM, clean up the materials by
               damp wiping.
            5. During the work, clean up potential ACM by wet sweeping or wet mopping.
            6. Immediately upon finishing the work:
                   a. Wet drop sheets and barriers
                   b. Fold them to contain any remaining potential ACM



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                c. Bag or place them in a sealable container
                d. Dispose of them as potential ACM.
        7. Before leaving the work area:
                a. Clean protective equipment and clothing by damp wiping before taking them outside
                     the work area
                b. Place disposable protective clothing in a sealable container and dispose as
                     potentially contaminated ACM.
        8. Place the potential ACM in a sealable container and label the container to identify its contents,
        hazard(s), and the necessary precautions for handling the waste materials.
        9. Before removing the potential ACM waste containers from the work area, double bag and
        clean their external surfaces by wiping with a damp cloth.
        10. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated.

TRANSPORT & DISPOSAL

All materials potentially contaminated with asbestos must be transported and disposed of as specified in
the University of Calgary Asbestos Management Program.

EXCEPTION

During emergencies, workers may enter the area without the appropriate respiratory protection and
protective clothing ONLY to terminate critical equipment.

During emergencies, the University of Calgary standards direct all workers, including visitors and
emergency personnel, to wear the appropriate respiratory protection and recommends protective clothing
when entering any area potentially contaminated with asbestos fibres.




                                                Page 19 of 46
                                                                                           1.4.4
                                                                         SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                       FOR ASBESTOS-CONTAINING
                                                                                  CEILING TILES

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                   Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the removal of asbestos-containing (AC) ceiling tiles to
facilitate maintenance work within ceiling spaces.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have ceiling tiles that contain asbestos (see
below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling
and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination
procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Damp cloth
           •   Spray bottle
           •   Poly drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC ceiling tiles requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate eye protection must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
              Respiratory protection is not required, but a respirator with P100 filters is recommended.
           3. Place a polyethylene drop sheet below the work area.
           4. Gently lift (do NOT force out tile) and slide back into ceiling space. Remove only one tile at
              a time.
           5. Wet wipe T-bar with a damp cloth.
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
                  • Gently re-install the ceiling tile back into its original location
                  • Spray the drop sheet with water
                  • Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
                  • Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           7. Dispose of the polyethylene drop sheet and cleaning rag as regular waste.
           8. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                 Page 20 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CEILING TILES:

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing (AC) ceiling tiles. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.



          Administration – A                                Health Sciences Centre – HS
          Bio Sciences – BI                                 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC
          Craigie Hall – CH                                 Kananaskis Hall – KA
          Dining Centre – DC                                MacKimmie Library Block – MLB
          Earth Sciences – ES                               Math Sciences – MS
          Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT                 Kinesiology A – KNA
          Engineering – EN                                  Sciences Theatres – ST
          General Services Building – GS                    Social Sciences – SS


EXCEPTION

During emergencies, workers may enter the area without the appropriate respiratory protection and
protective clothing ONLY to terminate critical equipment.

During emergencies, the University of Calgary standards direct all workers, including visitors and
emergency personnel, to wear the appropriate respiratory protection and recommends protective clothing
when entering any area potentially contaminated with asbestos fibres.




                                                Page 21 of 46
                                                                                            1.4.5
                                                                         SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                       FOR ASBESTOS-CONTAINING
                                                                           CEILING/WALL PLASTER

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                   Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for surface mounting on ceiling plaster or wall plaster containing
or suspected of containing asbestos.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have ceiling plaster and wall plaster that contains
asbestos (see tables below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their
supervisor on the handling and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use
and decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory Protection (P100 filters)
           •   Disposable coveralls
           •   Shaving gel
           •   Polyethylene drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC ceiling plaster or wall plaster requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate personal protective equipment (eye protection, respiratory protection, disposable
              coveralls) must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
           3. Place a polyethylene drop sheet below the work area.
           4. Identify locations of where the mounting brackets are to be installed.
           5. Place a small amount of shaving gel on the area where the drilling and/or screws are to be
              installed.
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
                  a. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
                  b. Spray the drop sheet with water
           7. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
                  a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           8. Dispose of the polyethylene drop sheet, cleaning rag, and disposable coveralls as regular
              waste.
           9. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                   Page 22 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CEILING PLASTER

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) ceiling plaster. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.


 Bio Sciences – BI                            Health Sciences Centre – HS
 Craigie Hall – CH                            MacEwan Hall – MH
 Dining Centre – DC                           Sciences Theatres – ST
 Engineering – EN

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING WALL PLASTER

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) wall plaster. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.


 Administration – A                           Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                           Science A – SA
 Engineering – EN                             Science B – SB
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                  Social Sciences – SS
 MacEwan Hall – MH




                                               Page 23 of 46
                                                                                          1.4.6
                                                                        SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                      FOR SURFACE MOUNTING ON
                                                                      CEMENT BOARD SUSPECT TO
                                                                                  CONTAIN ACM

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   1
                                                                   Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    CF


The following safe work instructions are for surface mounting on asbestos-containing or suspected
asbestos-containing cement board.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have ceiling plaster and wall plaster that contains
asbestos (see below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor
on the handling and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and
decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory Protection (P100 filters)
           •   Disposable coveralls
           •   Shaving gel
           •   Polyethylene drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC cement board requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
              complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate personal protective equipment (eye protection, respiratory protection, disposable
              coveralls) must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
           3. Place a polyethylene drop sheet below the work area.
           4. Identify locations of where the mounting brackets are to be installed.
           5. Place a small amount of shaving gel on the area where the drilling and/or screws are to be
              installed.
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
              a. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
              b. Spray the drop sheet with water
           7. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
              a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           8. Dispose of the polyethylene drop sheet, cleaning rag, and disposable coveralls as regular
              waste.
           9. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.



                                                   Page 24 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CEMENT BOARD

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) cement board. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB             Varsity Courts - VC




                                              Page 25 of 46
                                                                                      1.4.7
                                                                    SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                  FOR SURFACE MOUNTING ON
                                                                DRYWALL WITH DRYWALL JOINT
                                                                                COMPOUND
                                                                   SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM

Section:          Rules and Procedures                          Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                   Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                            Revision #:   --
                                                                Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                               Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the surface mounting on drywall with asbestos-containing
drywall joint compound.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have drywall joint compound that contains
asbestos (see below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor
on the handling and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and
decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory protection
           •   Damp cloth
           •   Spray bottle
           •   Shaving Gel
           •   Poly drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC drywall joint compound requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate eye protection and respiratory protection must be worn during the maintenance
              work procedure.
           3. Place a polyethylene drop sheet below the work area.
           4. Place a small amount of shaving gel on the area where the drilling and/or screws are to be
              installed.
           5. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
              a. Spray the drop sheet with water
           7. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
              a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           8. Dispose of the polyethylene drop sheet and cleaning cloth as regular waste.
           9. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                Page 26 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING DRYWALL JOINT COMPOUND

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing (AC) drywall joint compound. Disturbance of these
materials requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




          Administration – A                              MacKimmie Library Tower – MLT
          Bio Sciences – BI                               Math Sciences – MS
          Craigie Hall – CH                               Kinesiology A – KNA
          Earth Sciences – ES                             Science A – SA
          Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT               Science B – SB
          Health Sciences Centre – HS                     Sciences Theatres – ST
          MacEwan Hall – MH                               Social Sciences – SS




                                              Page 27 of 46
                                                                                              1.4.8
                                                                            SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                             FOR DUCT JOINT MASTIC
                                                                           SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM

Section:          Rules and Procedures                              Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                                Revision #:   --
                                                                    Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                   Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the general maintenance on duct work joint mastic with or
suspected of containing asbestos.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have duct joint mastic that may contain asbestos
(see below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the
handling and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and
decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Damp cloth
           •   Spray bottle
           •   Poly drop sheet

           *Personal protective equipment is not necessary, but respiratory protection (P100 filters) is
           recommended.

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance or work around duct joint mastic requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. No personal protective equipment is required, however respiratory protection with P100 filters
               is recommended.
           3. Place a polyethylene drop sheet below the work area.
           4. Do not drill or saw through mastic on the duct joints. Install all surface mounted equipment on
               surfaces where no disturbance is required.
           5. If duct removal is required, removal can be completed by non-asbestos workers provided no
               cutting of the duct work is completed.
           6. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
           7. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
               a. Spray the drop sheet with water
           8. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
               a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           9. Dispose of the polyethylene drop sheet and cleaning cloth as regular waste.
           10. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                   Page 28 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING DUCT JOINT MASTIC

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing (AC) duct joint mastic. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Administration – A                           MacEwan Hall – MH
 Bio Sciences – BI                            Science B – SB
 Earth Sciences – ES




                                               Page 29 of 46
                                                                                            1.4.9
                                                                        SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                     FOR REMOVAL OF FLOOR TILE
                                                                       SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM
                                                                                   (up to 6 tiles)

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                   Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the removal and or replacement of asbestos-containing or
suspected asbestos-containing floor tiles (up to six tiles).

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have floor tiles that contain asbestos (see below).
All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling and
safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory Protection (P100 filters)
           •   Disposable coveralls
           •   Water spray bottle
           •   Polyethylene disposal bag (6 mil)

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC floor tile(s) requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
               complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate personal protective equipment (eye protection, respiratory protection, disposable
               coveralls) must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
           3. Mist down the area with a water spray bottle.
           4. Gently remove the damaged floor tile(s) and place into a polyethylene disposal bag.
           5. Install new non-asbestos floor tiles.
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
               a. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
               b. Spray the drop sheet with water
           7. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
               a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           8. Dispose of the cleaning rag and disposable coveralls as regular waste.
           9. Contact Hazardous Materials Services (hazmat@ucalgary.ca) for pick-up and disposal of
               asbestos waste.
           10. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                   Page 30 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING FLOOR TILES

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) floor tiles. Disturbance of these materials requires
the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Administration – A                           Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB
 Bio Sciences – BI                            Olympic Oval – OO
 Craigie Hall – CH                            Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                           Kinesiology B – KNB
 Earth Sciences – ES                          Physical Plant – PP
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT            Reeve Theatre – RT
 Engineering – EN                             Rundle Hall – RU
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                  Science A – SA
 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC                  Science B – SB
 MacEwan Hall – MH                            Sciences Theatres – ST
 MacKimmie Library Block – MLB                Social Sciences – SS
 Math Sciences – MS




                                               Page 31 of 46
                                                                                            1.4.10
                                                                           SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                   FOR SURFACE MOUNTING ON SHEET
                                                                                        FLOORING
                                                                          SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM

Section:          Rules and Procedures                                Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                         Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                                  Revision #:   --
                                                                      Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                     Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the surface mounting on sheet flooring containing or
suspected of containing asbestos.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have sheet flooring that contains asbestos (see
below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling
and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination
procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory Protection (P100 filters)
           •   Disposable coveralls
           •   Water spray bottle
           •   Polyethylene drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC sheet flooring requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
              complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate personal protective equipment (eye protection, respiratory protection, disposable
              coveralls) must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
           3. Mist down the area with a water spray bottle.
           4. Drill through the sheet flooring and install surface mounts and equipment. DO NOT remove
              any quantity of sheet flooring. If removal is required, registered asbestos workers must
              complete the work.
           5. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
              a. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following installation.
              b. Spray the drop sheet with water
           6. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris
              a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           7. Dispose of the drop sheet, cleaning rag and disposable coveralls as regular waste.
           8. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

           *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
           5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
           initiated.




                                                   Page 32 of 46
BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING SHEET FLOORING

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) sheet flooring. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Craigie Hall – CH                           Sciences Theatres – ST
 Engineering – EN                            Varsity Courts – VC
 Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC




                                               Page 33 of 46
                                                                                              1.4.11
                                                                          SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                         FOR REMOVAL OF ROOFING
                                                                                         MATERIALS
                                                                         SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM
                                                                              (up to one square foot)
Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                   Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the removal and or replacement of asbestos-containing or
suspected asbestos-containing roofing material (up to one square foot).

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have roofing materials that contain asbestos (see
below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor on the handling
and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination
procedures.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Eye protection
           •   Respiratory Protection (P100 filters)
           •   Disposable coveralls
           •   Water bucket
           •   Polyethylene disposal bag (6 mil)

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC roofing materials requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
               complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Appropriate personal protective equipment (eye protection, respiratory protection, disposable
               coveralls) must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
           3. Wet down the roofing materials with water.
           4. Gently remove the roofing material and place into a labelled polyethylene disposal bag.
               Double bag the asbestos waste.
           5. Install new roofing material (asbestos-free).
           6. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
               a. Wet wipe the area with a damp rag following removal.
               b. Spray the drop sheet with water.
           7. Fold the drop sheet in to contain debris.
               a. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris.
           8. Dispose of the drop sheet, cleaning rag and disposable coveralls as asbestos waste.
           9. Contact Hazardous Materials Services (hazmat@ucalgary.ca) for pick-up and disposal of
               asbestos waste.
           10. Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.




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        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated.

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING ROOFING MATERIALS

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) roofing materials. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Craigie Hall – CH                           Health Sciences Centre – HS
 Earth Sciences – ES                         Kananaskis Env. Centre – KC




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                                                                                          *1.4.12
                                                                         SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                           FOR WORK ON CEILING
                                                                     TEXTURE/STIPPLE SUSPECT TO
                                                                                   CONTAIN ACM

Section:           Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:              Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                    Revision Date:   --
Pages:             2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the removal of surface fixtures on ceiling texture/stipple or
drilling inserts into ceiling texture/stipple.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have ceiling texture/stipple contains asbestos (see
below). *Only registered asbestos workers may perform work on asbestos-containing ceiling
texture/stipple. All workers must have documented safe work instruction on the handling and safe work
instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

*All the asbestos-containing materials (including any suspected asbestos-containing materials) that are to
be impacted by the scope of work should be tested to verify asbestos content.
REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •    Personal Protective Equipment – half-face HEPA respirator, disposable coveralls, and any
                other personal protective equipment that may be required to complete the work.
           •    HEPA filtered vacuum - *must be in place filter tested & certified
           •    Spray adhesive
           •    Damp cloth
           •    Polyethylene sheets
           •    Barriers
           •    Warning Signage
           •    Duct tape

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC ceiling texture/stipple requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1.   Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2.   Construct a polyethylene mini-enclosure around the work area and seal with duct tape.
                Double flap the entrance to the work area. The mini-enclosure may either be built stationary
                or on a rolling scaffold.
           3.   Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
                complete.
           4.   Personal protective equipment must be worn, consisting of half-face HEPA filtered respirator,
                disposable coveralls and any other personal protective equipment that may be required to
                complete the work.
           5.   A HEPA filtered vacuum that is in-place filter tested and certified prior to use must be
                available immediately inside the work area.
           6.   A wash bucket for decontamination should be available immediately outside the work area.
           7.   Prior to leaving the work area remove disposable coveralls.
           8.   Upon completion of maintenance activities:


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            a. Clean all tools
            b. Spray adhesive on the ceiling texture/stipple and enclosure
            c. Fold the mini enclosure in to contain debris.
            d. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris by HEPA vacuuming
        9. All waste including polyethylene sheets and disposable coveralls should be bagged and
            disposed of as regular waste
        10. Workers must wash hands, face and respirator with the provided wash bucket upon leaving
            the work area.

        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated. (Clean up by the registered asbestos contractor must be initiated before EH&S attends).

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING CEILING TEXTURE/STIPPLE

The following buildings contain ceiling texture/stipple that contains asbestos. Disturbance of these
materials requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




          Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT
          Engineering – EN
          Kinesiology Block A – KNA




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                                                                                          *1.4.13
                                                                         SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                 FOR REMOVAL OF PIPE INSULATION
                                                                        SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM

Section:          Rules and Procedures                              Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                       Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                                Revision #:   1
                                                                    Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:            2                                                   Revised By:    CF


The following safe work instructions are for the removal of pipe insulation containing or suspected of
containing asbestos.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have pipe insulation which contains asbestos (see
below). *Only registered asbestos workers may perform work on asbestos-containing pipe
insulation. All workers must have documented safe work instruction on the handling and safe work
instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

*All the asbestos-containing materials (including any suspected asbestos-containing materials) that are to
be impacted by the scope of work should be tested to verify asbestos content.
REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Personal Protective Equipment – half-face HEPA respirator, disposable coveralls, and any
               other personal protective equipment that may be required to complete the work.
           •   HEPA filtered vacuum - *must be in place filter tested & certified
           •   Spray adhesive
           •   Damp cloth
           •   Polyethylene sheet
           •   Barriers
           •   Warning Signage
           •   Duct tape

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION:

Disturbance of AC pipe insulation requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
              complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Personal protective equipment must be worn, consisting of half-face HEPA filtered respirator,
              disposable coveralls and any other personal protective equipment that may be required to
              complete the work.
           3. A HEPA filtered vacuum that is in-place filter tested and DOP certified prior to use must be
              available immediately inside the work area.
           4. All air handling and ventilation systems must be shut down before the work begins.
           5. Pre-clean the work area with HEPA filtered vacuums and/or wet wiping as required. HEPA
              vacuum any loose asbestos debris on or around the pipe prior to starting.
           6. Prior to installing the glovebag, seal any loose insulation by wrapping it with polyethylene
              and/or duct tape.
           7. Install the glovebag as per manufacturer’s specifications.
           8. Keep asbestos wet during removal.



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        9. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
            a. Clean all tools
            b. Glue spray all abated surfaces with an approved encapsulant
            c. Clean the top portion of the bag, and evacuate the bag using a HEPA-filtered vacuum
                 before removing it from the pipe. Fold the glovebag in to contain debris.
            d. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris by HEPA vacuuming.
        10. All waste including the glovebag and disposable coveralls should be bagged and disposed of
            as asbestos waste.
        11. Workers must wash hands, face and respirator with in an approved facility upon leaving the
            work area.

        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated. (Clean up by the registered asbestos contractor must be initiated before EH&S attends).

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING PIPE INSULATION

The following buildings contain pipe insulation that contains asbestos. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.



 Animal Care / Spy Hill – AC                  MacKimmie Library Block – MLB
 Administration – A                           MacKimmie Library Tower – MLT
 Art Building / Parkade – AB                  Math Sciences – MS
 Bio Sciences – BI                            Kinesiology A – KNA
 Craigie Hall – CH                            Kinesiology B – KNB
 Earth Sciences – ES                          Science A – SA
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT            Science B – SB
 Engineering – EN                             Sciences Theatres – ST
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                  Scurfield Hall – SH
 Heating Plant – HP                           Social Sciences – SS
 Kananaskis Hall – KA                         Utility Tunnel – UT
 MacEwan Hall – MH




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                                                                                          *1.4.14
                                                                        SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                   FOR REMOVAL OF PARGING MUD
                                                                 SUSPECT TO CONTAIN ACM (up to 1
                                                                                     square foot)

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   --
                                                                   Revision Date:   --
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for the removal of asbestos-containing parging mud (up to 1
square foot).

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have parging mud which contains asbestos (see
below). *Only registered asbestos workers may perform work on asbestos-containing parging
mud. All workers must have documented safe work instruction on the handling and safe work instruction
of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and decontamination procedures.

*All the asbestos-containing materials (including any suspected asbestos-containing materials) that are to
be impacted by the scope of work should be tested to verify asbestos content.
REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Personal Protective Equipment – half-face HEPA respirator, disposable coveralls, and any
               other personal protective equipment that may be required to complete the work.
           •   HEPA filtered vacuum - *must be in place filter tested & certified
           •   Spray adhesive
           •   Damp cloth
           •   Polyethylene sheet
           •   Barriers
           •   Warning Signage
           •   Duct tape

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC parging mud requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
              complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Personal protective equipment must be worn, consisting of half-face HEPA filtered respirator,
              disposable coveralls and any other personal protective equipment that may be required to
              complete the work.
           3. A HEPA filtered vacuum that is in-place filter tested and DOP certified prior to use must be
              available immediately inside the work area.
           4. All air handling and ventilation systems must be shut down before the work begins.
           5. Pre-clean the work area with HEPA filtered vacuums and/or wet wiping as required. HEPA
              vacuum any loose asbestos debris prior to starting.
           6. Prior to installing the glovebag, seal any loose insulation by wrapping it with polyethylene
              and/or duct tape.
           7. Install the glovebag as per manufacturer’s specifications.
           8. Keep asbestos wet during removal.


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        9. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
            a. Clean all tools
            b. Glue spray all abated surfaces with an approved encapsulant
            c. Clean the top portion of the bag, and evacuate the bag using a HEPA-filtered vacuum
                before removing it from the pipe. Fold the glovebag in to contain debris.
            d. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris by HEPA vacuuming.
        10. All waste including the glovebag and disposable coveralls should be double-bagged and
            disposed of as asbestos waste.
        11. Workers must wash hands, face and respirator with in an approved facility upon leaving the
            work area.

        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated. (Clean up by the registered asbestos contractor must be initiated before EH&S attends).

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING PARGING MUD

The following buildings contain parging mud that contains asbestos. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Administration – A                          Engineering – EN




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                                                                                            *1.4.15
                                                                        SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                  FOR REMOVAL OF SPRAY APPLIED
                                                                 INSULATION SUSPECT TO CONTAIN
                                                                          ACM (up to 1 square foot)

Section:          Rules and Procedures                             Date of Issue:   2006.01.01
                                                                      Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:             Safe Work Instruction                               Revision #:   1
                                                                   Revision Date:   2006.10.31
Pages:            2                                                  Revised By:    CF


The following safe work instructions are for the removal of asbestos-containing spray applied insulation
(up to 1 square foot).

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have spray applied insulation which contains
asbestos (see below). *Only registered asbestos workers may perform work on asbestos-
containing spray applied insulation. All workers must have documented safe work instruction on the
handling and safe work instruction of materials that contain asbestos, respiratory use and
decontamination procedures.

*All the asbestos-containing materials (including any suspected asbestos-containing materials) that are to
be impacted by the scope of work should be tested to verify asbestos content.
REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

           •   Personal Protective Equipment – half-face HEPA respirator, disposable coveralls, disposable
               boot covers, and any other personal protective equipment that may be required to complete
               the work.
           •   HEPA filtered vacuum - *must be in place filter tested & certified
           •   Spray adhesive
           •   Damp cloth
           •   Polyethylene sheet
           •   Barriers
           •   Warning Signage
           •   Duct tape
           •   Wash Bucket

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Disturbance of AC spray applied insulation requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

           1. Position barriers and warning signs in areas where access needs to be restricted until work is
              complete. Ensure occupants are not in the immediate work area.
           2. Construct a polyethylene mini-enclosure around the work area and seal with duct tape.
              Double flap the entrance to the work area. The mini-enclosure may either be built stationary
              or on a rolling scaffold.
           3. Personal protective equipment must be worn, consisting of half-face HEPA filtered respirator,
              disposable coveralls, disposable boot covers, and any other personal protective equipment
              that may be required to complete the work.
           4. A HEPA filtered vacuum that is in-place filter tested and DOP certified prior to use must be
              available immediately inside the work area.
           5. All air handling and ventilation systems must be shut down before the work begins.


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        6. A wash bucket for decontamination should be available immediately outside the work area.
        7. Prior to leaving the work area remove disposable coveralls.
        8. Upon completion of maintenance activities:
            a. Clean all tools
            b. Spray adhesive on the ceiling texture/stipple and enclosure
            c. Fold the mini enclosure in to contain debris.
            d. Ensure the work area is free of visible debris by HEPA vacuuming
        9. Workers must wash hands, face and respirator with the provided wash bucket upon leaving
            the work area.
        10. All waste including the polyethylene sheet, disposable coveralls and disposable boot covers
            should be double-bagged and disposed of as asbestos waste.
        11. Workers must wash hands, face and respirator with in the provided wash bucket before
            leaving the work area.

        *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-
        5333. The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be
        initiated. (Clean up by the registered asbestos contractor must be initiated before EH&S attends).

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING SPRAY-APPLIED INSULATION

The following buildings contain spray-applied insulation that contains asbestos. Disturbance of these
materials requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




 Craigie Hall – CH                            Mechanical Engineering Building – MEB
 Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT            Kinesiology B – KNB
 Engineering – EN                             Science B – SB
 MacEwan Hall – MH                            Social Sciences – SS
 MacKimmie Library Block – MLB
 MacKimmie Library Tower – MLT




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                                                                                               1.4.16
                                                                             SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION
                                                                             FOR EMERGENCY ACCESS
                                                                                  INTO WALL CAVITIES
                                                                          SUSPECTED TO CONTAIN ACM

Section:            Rules and Procedures                               Date of Issue:   2006.10.31
                                                                          Issued By:    Environmental Health &Safety
Part:               Safe Work Instruction                                 Revision #:   --
                                                                       Revision Date:   --
Pages:              2                                                    Revised By:    --


The following safe work instructions are for emergency access in to wall cavities suspected to contain
asbestos-containing drywall joint compound and/or wall plaster.

HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT

Some University of Calgary facilities and infrastructure have drywall joint compound that contains
asbestos (see below). All workers must all have documented safe work instruction from their supervisor
on the handling of materials that contain asbestos.

REQUIRED TOOLS & EQUIPMENT:

             •   Caution Tape
             •   PPE: Eye protection, Half face respirator with P100 (HEPA) filters, disposable coveralls,
                 rubber boots
             •   Damp cloth
             •   Spray bottle OR HEPA vacuum
             •   Duct tape
             •   Garbage bags
             •   Poly drop sheet

SAFE WORK INSTRUCTION

Emergency Access involving the potential disturbance of asbestos-containing (AC) drywall joint
compound and/or plaster requires the use of the following safe work instruction:

        1.       Ensure occupants are not in the immediate area. Post caution tape restricting access into the
                 work area.
        2.       Appropriate personal protective equipment, including eye protection, respiratory protection,
                 disposable coveralls and rubber boots must be worn during the maintenance work procedure.
        3.       Place a poly drop sheet below the work area.
        4.       With the spray bottle apply a mist of water to the exterior of the wall where the cutting is to be
                 completed. Continue to apply water as necessary to control the dust during the cutting. Hand
                 tools minimize the creation of dust and debris; DO NOT use power tools.
        5.       Following repairs ensure the work area is free of visible debris. HEPA vacuum and or wet
                 wipe the area as necessary.
        6.       Mist the drop sheet and fold inwards to contain the waste materials and place into a garbage
                 bag.

        Note:    If the work requires moving to several locations or areas, HEPA vacuum or wet wipe the
                 exterior of the disposable coveralls, respirator and boots; re-use PPE as necessary (before
                 leaving the building) and repeat the safe work instructions.




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    7.      Upon completion of project, remove the disposable coveralls and place into the garbage bag.
            HEPA vacuum or wet wipe the boots and respirator. Place the respirator back in a sealable
            plastic bag. Waste materials can be disposed of in the regular garbage.
    8.      Workers must wash hands and face in an appropriate facility upon leaving the work area.

    *In the event of an accidental release of asbestos fibres, stop work and contact EH&S @ 220-5333.
    The Emergency Response Protocol for the Accidental Release of Asbestos Fibres will be initiated.

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING DRYWALL JOINT COMPOUND

The following buildings contain asbestos-containing (AC) drywall joint compound. Disturbance of these
materials requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.




Administration – A                             MacKimmie Library Tower – MLT
Bio Sciences – BI                              Math Sciences – MS
Craigie Hall – CH                              Kinesiology A – KNA
Earth Sciences – ES                            Science A – SA
Education Block / Tower – EDC/EDT              Science B – SB
Health Sciences Centre – HS                    Sciences Theatres – ST
MacEwan Hall – MH                              Social Sciences – SS

BUILDINGS WITH ASBESTOS-CONTAINING WALL PLASTER

The following buildings have asbestos-containing (AC) wall plaster. Disturbance of these materials
requires the use of these asbestos work procedures.

*This is not to be considered as a comprehensive list, a survey must be conducted to determine
hazardous materials which may be impacted during work activities.


 Administration – A                          Kinesiology A – KNA
 Dining Centre – DC                          Science A – SA
 Engineering – EN                            Science B – SB
 Health Sciences Centre – HS                 Social Sciences – SS
 MacEwan Hall – MH




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1.5 References and Additional Resources

Alberta Environment, “Guidelines for the Disposal of Asbestos Waste”
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/env/protenf/publications/guidedispasbestos.pdf

Alberta Human Resources and Employment, May 2005. Alberta Asbestos Abatement Manual

Alberta Human Resources & Employment, Workplace Health & Safety Bulletin “Asbestos at the Work
Site”, CH019 – Asbestos, revised June 2004. http://www3.gov.ab.ca/hre/whs/publications/pdf/ch019.pdf

Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Regulations & Code
http://www3.gov.ab.ca/hre/whs/law/ohs.asp

University of Calgary Occupational Health & Safety Policy
https://pr1web.ucalgary.ca/UofCPandPA_R1/PublicViewPPDocument.aspx?docType=Policy&version=33
&view=true

University of Calgary Respiratory Protection Program
http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/departments/RISK/safety/Hazard%20Assessment&RiskControl/Respiratory
%20Protection%20Program%20-%202006.08.01.doc

1.5.1 Environmental Health & Safety

Contact Information:

                                      Environmental Health & Safety
                                          University of Calgary
                                    MacEwan Student Center Room 260
                                         2500 University Drive NW
                                             Calgary, Alberta
                                             Canada T2N 1N4
                                          Phone: (403) 220-6345
                                           Fax: (403) 284-1332
                                        E-mail: ucsafety@ucalgary.ca
                       Webpage: http://www.ucalgary.ca/UofC/departments/RISK/safety/




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