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 two hours of asbestos awareness training, the use of respirators and protective clothing to access the area are as follows:
- Flora Dungan Humanities (FDH) - access above any ceiling
- Lily Fong Geoscience (LFG) - mechanical chase above room 101A and the mechanical chase above room 202B