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Sample List of Suspect Asbestos-Containing Materials by yuw57523

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									              Sample List of Suspect Asbestos-Containing Materials
                       (Adapted from US EPA Region 6 listing dated June 26th 2002)

Note: The following list does not include every product/material that may contain asbestos. It is intended as
a general guide to show the many types of materials that may contain asbestos.

For more information see the EHS Identification/Quick Reference for Asbestos-Containing Building
Materials.

Cement Pipes (Transite)                             Elevator Brake Shoes
Cement Wallboard (Transite)                         HVAC Duct Insulation
Cement Siding (Transite)(flat or corrugated)        Boiler Insulation
Asphalt Floor Tile (9"x9" and 12"x12")              Breaching/Flue Insulation
Vinyl Floor Tile (9"x9" and 12"x12")                Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections
Vinyl Sheet Flooring                                Cooling Towers (paper-like substrate or Transite)
Flooring Backing (felt-like)                        Pipe Insulation (corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)
Construction Mastics (floor tile, carpet, ceiling
                                                    Heating and Electrical Ducts
tile, etc.)
Acoustical Plaster                                  Electrical Panel Partitions
Decorative Plaster                                  Electrical Cloth (usually woven)
Textured Paints/Coatings                            Electric Wiring Insulation (usually woven)
Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels (all sizes and
                                                    Chalkboards
textures)
Spray-Applied Insulation or Fireproofing            Roofing Shingles (asphalt type)
Blown-in Insulation                                 Roofing Felt
Fireproofing Materials                              Base Flashing (tar-based, built-up)
Taping Compounds (thermal and duct joint tape)      Thermal Paper Products
Packing Materials (for wall/floor penetrations)     Fire Doors (linings)
High Temperature Gaskets                            Caulking/Putties (window glazing, etc.)
Laboratory Hood Liners, Tables or Bench Tops        Adhesives
Laboratory Gloves (woven)                           Wallboard
Fire Blankets (woven)                               Joint Compounds
Fire Curtains (woven, usually above auditorium
                                                    Vinyl Wall Coverings
stages)
Elevator Equipment Panels                           Spackling Compounds




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No one but PA Department of Labor and Industry certified asbestos workers may handle, remove or
dispose of any asbestos containing materials (except exterior non-friable, tar-based, built-up roofing,
flashing, caulking and glazings).

OPP is currently the only department within the University that has personnel licensed to handle
asbestos. However, their allowable scope-of-work is limited to small-scale, short-duration projects
only. Larger projects are completed by EHS/OPP "approved" contractors.

Call Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at 865-6391 (8AM - 5 PM) or 863-1111 (after 5PM) if you
have any questions or need a material identified or confirmed. DO NOT sample the material yourself.

Mike Burke (July 8, 2005)




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