Risk Management Services

A Unit of the Business Affairs Division

Asbestos at UA

When intact and undisturbed, asbestos building materials do not pose a health risk for building occupants. Damaged asbestos containing materials should be reported to Frank Perez, Risk Management Services at 626-8739. Specially trained staff are available to visit the area, determine if a suspect material contains asbestos, and to perform a hazard assessment. To avoid asbestos exposure, never attempt to handle damaged asbestos.

Risk Management Services provides asbestos management and abatement oversight services. All work involving removal, repair, maintenance or cleanup of asbestos containing material is conducted by certified workers in accordance with OSHA, EPA, state and local regulations. Adherence to these regulations is important to assure protection of workers, building occupants and the environment.

Asbestos Awareness Training is provided for Facilities Management (FM) Maintenance Services, FM Custodial Services, FM Grounds & Labor, Residence Life Custodial Services, Residence Life Maintenance, Park Student Union Maintenance and CCIT. Should any university group or department wish, an informational class on asbestos can be provided by RMS. For additional information about the U of A's asbestos polices and services, or questions concerning asbestos in university buildings please contact Frank Perez at 626-8739 or fsperez@email.arizona.edu.