Asbestos does not present a hazard if it is properly maintained. In 1988, all ISD 279 school buildings were inspected by accredited personnel for asbestos-containing materials. Since then, the district has conducted surveillance checks every six months and re-inspected buildings every three years as required to ensure that asbestos is property maintained.

Except for floor tile, most of the asbestos in the district is limited to non-public areas such as mechanical rooms and above ceilings. ISD 279 has limited its asbestos removal to areas where renovation or maintenance activities are planned.

Management plans are on file and available for review in each building that has asbestos-containing materials.

Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the district health and safety coordinator at 763.391.7191.

Reference Links

- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- MN Department of Health
- MN Pollution Control Agency