Federal Resources


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Information regarding asbestos hazards, regulations, publications and resources.

Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Information and additional links about recognition, evaluation and control of asbestos hazards. (OSHA)

Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR): Learn about the health effects of asbestos exposure, the types of asbestos exposure, and what to do if you believe that you've been exposed.

 Asbestos Cancer Information

State of Connecticut Resources
Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Information on hazardous waste, including asbestos, disposal.
Department of Labor Information on worker safety.
This program approves and/or certifies all environmental laboratories (private, municipal, and state operated) which test drinking water, sewage, solid waste, soil, air, food, and other  environmental samples for bacteria, inorganics, organics, and radio-chemicals in Connecticut.

Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Designated Person’s Self Study Guide 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools regulation (Section 19a-333-1 through Section 19a-333-13) requires each local education agency to designate a person to ensure that the requirements related to these regulations are properly implemented.  The US Environmental Protection Agency developed this Study Guide for training “Designated Persons”. The original Study Guide (EPA 9: O/R 93-023) published January 1996 has been modified to incorporate specific requirements contained within the DPH regulation.


Suggested maintenance and precautions for asbestos containing floor coverings.


Circular Letter #2003-10 

Regulatory interpretation regarding intact removal of non-friable asbestos-containing materials.


Circular Letter EHS#2006-33 

Request to perform asbestos abatement while school is in session.  


Circular Letter EHS #2010-48 

Regulatory interpretations regarding post abatement reoccupancy criteria (August 2010).