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Asbestos Management Program

Learn how asbestos is controlled at UC San Diego, and find resources for implementing the program.

In the event of an unplanned release or disturbance of actual or suspected asbestos during your project, contact Environment, Health & Safety (Haz Mat) immediately.

  • During business hours, call Environment, Health & Safety at (858) 534-3660
  • After business hours, call UC San Diego Police at 9-1-1 (from a campus land line) or (858) 534-HELP (from a cell phone)

UC San Diego Asbestos Management Program

Federal, state, and local asbestos control regulations require close oversight of all activities related to maintenance, repair, and construction of UC-owned and -leased buildings where asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) may be present.

UC San Diego has an Asbestos Management Program in place to protect the health of the campus community.

Authorized personnel

Only personnel from the following departments are allowed to manage asbestos abatement projects at UC San Diego:

  • Facilities Design & Construction
  • Facilities Management
  • Housing, Dining & Hospitality
  • Medical Center Facilities Engineering

Resources for UC San Diego project managers and contractors

Project managers, if you suspect you might encounter asbestos, including transit pipes, during a construction, renovation, or repair project, use these resources to meet regulatory requirements:

Training requirements

Employee right to know

Employees have a right to know about the presence of asbestos in certain materials used in the construction of UC San Diego buildings.

UC San Diego Asbestos Survey

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) conducted a survey to identify areas at UC San Diego where ACBM is present and maintains a database of this information.

Contact Environment, Health & Safety for questions about the database.

Regulations and policies

Questions? Contact EH&S Occupational Health & Hygiene Services at

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