1. Asbestos Containing Material -ACM. Acronyms

1.1 HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Air (filter)

1.2 NOP Notice of Project (WSBC form 52E49)

1.3 SOP Safe Operating Procedure

1.4 OH&SR Occupational & Health Safety Regulation

1.5 WCA Workers Compensation Act

2.0 Risk Assessments

2.1 Can workers explain the risk assessment process for an asbestos spill?

Can workers describe how the risk assessment effects the clean up process?

3.0 Training

3.1 Do the workers have asbestos contingency training?

3.2 Was any contingency training older than 5 years?

3.3 Does the supervisor check that workers have had contingency training prior to assignment?

3.4 Does the supervisor check that workers have had respiratory training prior to assignment?

3.5 Are the workers aware of the clean shaven policy and respirator use with ACM?

3.6 Has the supervisor demonstrated the correct way to wear and seal a Tryvek type suit?

3.7 Does the supervisor know how to complete and submit a NOP?

3.8 Does the supervisor know how to complete and send a chain of custody document?

3.9 Does the supervisor have a good understanding of the process of asbestos contingency?

4.0 Identification of ACM

4.1 Can the workers explain/identify the symbol decal for ACM?

4.2 Does the decaling correspond with the insulation survey?

4.3 Are there any recent annotations in the insulation survey indicating
new ACM discoveries?

4.4 Is there any signage on new ACM discoveries?

4.5 Are their quarterly inspections noted in the ACM File on board?

4.6 Is the insulation report current ( report must be updated every 2.5 yrs or with major work)?

4.7 Is there current labeling in the crew only areas warning crew of know asbestos?

4.8 Is the extent of ACM clearly distinguished by the decaling?

5.0 Inspection Checklist

5.1 Is the inspection checklist accurate and includes annotations?

5.2 Has the checklist been completed on a quarterly basis?

5.3 Is the material essentially in the same condition as applied?

5.4 Can the crew describe Good / Moderate / Poor condition?

5.5 Is the supervisor aware of the requirements for a moderate score on the checklist?

5.6 Is the supervisor aware of the necessary action when there
is an indication of a poor condition?

6.0 Safe Work Procedures

6.1 Prior to use of a HEPA vacuum are the workers aware of checking the DOP certificate?

6.2 Are there written work procedures available for workers prior to a clean up

6.3 Is the supervisor aware of reviewing Safe Work procedures even for an outside contractor?

6.4 Is the supervisor aware that a contractor needs to complete a notice of project?

7.0 ACM abatement - Maintenance /Repair

7.1 Is the supervisor aware of the non-emergency flow chart for the abatement process?

7.2 Is the supervisor aware of the flow chart for suspected disturbance/spill for the abatement process?

7.3 Do the workers know where the asbestos kit is stored?

7.4 Does the asbestos kit contain all the materials as specified in the safety manual 07.02.040B?

7.5 Does the supervisor understand the process for requesting a lab test to determine ACM?

8.0 Asbestos Disposal Process

8.1 Is the supervisor aware that waste asbestos must be treated as " solid hazardous waste" ?

8.2 Can the supervisor describe how to dispose of any asbestos material and related contaminated material?

8.3 Can the supervisor describe the disposal method for non friable asbestos?

8.4 Can the Chief Engineer describe their responsibilities as it applies to asbestos?

8.5 Can the Engineering workers describe their responsibilities as it applies to asbestos?

Regional Safety Officer
Enter date signed by RSO


Chief Engineer
Date signed by C/Eng
Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.