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Asbestos Management

Guidelines for managing asbestos in University of West Florida facilities in accordance with applicable rule and regulations.


Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral that has been utilized in numerous products (dating back to Ancient Greece). In the United States, asbestos has historically been utilized by the construction, manufacturing, and chemical industries (dating back to the 1800s) due to its resiliency to fire, chemicals, and weathering.

Asbestos has been identified at UWF and is considered a regulated building material by various Federal and State agencies. UWF manages asbestos either through in-place management (primary method) or by removal (typically performed during building renovation or demolition activities). Both of these methods are performed in accordance with our Asbestos Operations and Management (O'& M) Plan.

The department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) maintains any records associated with asbestos including the O & M Plan. If you have any questions regarding asbestos, they can be emailed to

Asbestos Management Policy (pdf)