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Asbestos Advisory

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This advisory is to alert UWG Housing and Residence Life building occupants that building components may be made of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM). This is particularly relevent in halls constructed prior to 1980, i.e. Bowdon (1971), Gunn (1965), Strozier Main (1964), Strozier Annex (1972), and Tyus (1973). The university has inspected and tested materials throughout the university in an effort to identify all locations of ACM and PACM. Where ACM or PACM has been identified, it was either removed or is actively managed in a manner that ensures it does not pose a risk to your health.

Asbestos-containing materials is not a threat unless asbestos fibers become airborne due to deteriorating conditions or structural damage such as sanding or drilling. To preclude the possibility of ACM or PACM becoming airborne, we ask that each resident refrain from disturbing the ceiling, walls and floor surface within hallways or common areas. Do not disturb insulation on pipes or floor tiles in your room or in common areas.

If you believe that asbestos containing materials have been damaged, contact ResSTAR at (678) 839-4718 A list of ACM / PACM is available on request through the Office of Risk Management at 678-839-6277 or emailing safety@westga.edu.