||Evaluation of the Implementation of Operations and Maintenance Programs in New Jersey Schools.
Kominsky, J. R. ;
Freyberg, R. W. ;
Gerber, D. R. ;
Centifonti, G. J. ;
||Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. ;New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton. Environmental Health Service.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
||EPA-68-D2-0058, EPA-R-821955-01; EPA/600/R-97/063;
School buildings ;
Mechanical polishing ;
Air pollution sampling ;
Facilities management ;
Indoor air pollution ;
New Jersey ;
AHERA(Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act) ;
PEL(Permissible Exposure Limit)
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A study was conducted to evaluate the implementation of O&M program at ten sites representing eight New Jersey schools. The evaluation included aspects required by AHERA as well as those recommended in EPA guidance. Each school's O&M program and compliance with their program during past O&M activities were documented. In addition, ten ongoing O&M activities were documented to determine the impact of the activities on airborne asbestos levels and to determine compliance with the O&M program during these activities. Overall, schools were not implementing all the elements of the O&M program. Schools performed more O&M program elements required by AHERA than those recommended in EPA guidance. Increases in area asbestos levels (by TEM) were observed during five of the ten O&M activities evaluated, however, none of the total fiber levels (by PCM) exceeded the OSHA PEL.