Hazmat ProtocolThe handling and disposal of all hazardous materials shall be in accordance with all EPA and OSHA guidelines. The division's environmental program coordinator has the responsibility for identification and disposal of hazardous materials and should be contacted through the Building Operations Department at (540) 853-2851.
Asbestos Program GuidelinesIt is the responsibility of Local Educational Agencies to ensure asbestos, inspections, abatement, and reporting actions comply with provisions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's "Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act" (AHERA). Penalties for non- compliance include fines and/or civil litigation. All facilities of Roanoke City Public Schools have been inspected for asbestos containing materials and a copy of the inspection report is available during normal working hours in the office of the Asbestos Program Coordinator Mike Mundy, located at 250 Reserve Ave. SW Roanoke, VA 24016..
Building managers are to make routine observations of asbestos materials identified in the schools asbestos management plan and immediately notify the Building Operations Department of any damaged or potentially hazardous conditions. In the event of a severe fiber episode such as a falling asbestos ceiling, the building manager should coordinate with the building principal and secure the area.School principals have the responsibility of keeping staff and faculty aware of matters dealing with asbestos and abatement processes. The school principal should collaborate with the Building Manager and the Asbestos Program Coordinator on questionable matters prior to initiating any activities that could damage or disturb asbestos-containing materials.School maintenance personnel shall remain observant in all maintenance tasks undertaken and advise the asbestos coordinator of any assigned task, which may disturb asbestos-containing materials.