The University has listed all the locations where asbestos is known to be found and the types of building materials typically containing asbestos.
The consulting firms of Kaselaan & D'Angelo, Barnes & Jarnis and UMass Lowell's Office of Environmental & Emergency Management (EEM) have surveyed the University buildings and identified asbestos containing materials (ACM) in various locations. This collaborative approach of information has been consolidated into a source document providing generalized information regarding the location of samples collected in each UMass building and if the sample contained asbestos materials that the university community should be made aware. This document (pdf - updated October 2015) can be accessed or by contacting the EEM office at extension 4-2618 (978-934-2618). In conjunction to this source document, additional sampling data and abatement information are continually occurring and recorded at the EEM Office for reference and awareness.
Care must be taken to insure that asbestos containing material is not disturbed and protective coverings are not damaged. University faculty, staff, contractors and students (all persons) are directed not to disturb materials containing asbestos, such as drilling into ceilings, floors, fire rated doors, hanging items from ACM materials, cutting, and or removing protective coverings. All persons shall contact the EEM office to request an asbestos determination prior to impacting any suspect materials such as but not limited to insulation, window caulking and glazing, transite paneling, fire rated doors, flooring, mastic, and ceiling materials, wall joint compound, and HVAC duct sealants that have not been identified by EEM.
The University conducts periodic inspections of the asbestos containing materials and makes repairs as necessary to insure that the material remains intact or is contained in protective coverings or abated by licensed individuals. Contact the EEM Office, extension 42618, regarding asbestos material information or to report damage to asbestos containing materials.