Risk Management & Safety

In 29 CFR 1910.1001, OSHA discusses building materials that are Presumed Asbestos-Containing Materials (PACM). Under this standard, installed Thermal System Insulation (TSI), asphalt and vinyl flooring, and sprayed-on or troweled-on surfacing materials are treated as asbestos-containing in buildings constructed no later than 1980. The following list of building materials includes, but is not limited to, items that are assumed to contain asbestos until laboratory testing proves otherwise.

According to the regulation cited above, OSHA requires UNLV to provide a list of known locations of ACM and PACM. The building materials listed under each of the buildings below were confirmed to contain asbestos by laboratory testing. Materials reported as "known" were confirmed by either visual inspection or plan review by an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) accredited building inspector.

Building materials not listed are considered to contain asbestos until laboratory analysis determines asbestos content.

Regulated areas that require more than 2-hour asbestos awareness training, the use of respirators and protective clothing to access the area are as follows:

  • Flora Dungan Humanties (FDH) - access above any ceiling
  • Lily Fong Geoscience (LFG) - mechanical chase above room 101A and the mechanical chase above room 202B
  • Paradise Campus (PAR) Building 100 - access above the ceiling
  • Technology Building (TEC) - access above the ceiling where signage is posted on the access panels

ACM Location Plans

As part of our ongoing upgrade to the Asbestos Program, this site has been established in order for UNLV personnel to review the confirmed location of asbestos-containing materials. We will send out notices when new buildings are added.

This document was last modified on April 23, 2019.