Southwestern periodically notifies employees of the presence of asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM) at our worksite. The University has completed an extensive asbestos removal process that has removed asbestos from most areas used by students and employees. However, the University does have buildings with ACM in various locations.
Southwestern has an approved Operations and Maintenance Plan designed to maintain the ACM areas where employees work. This Plan also provides guidelines for responding to emergency situations. The University conducts routine inspections in order to maintain the integrity of the ACM areas. Additionally, the University provides training for all maintenance and custodial workers concerning asbestos.
Any employee who desires additional information regarding this matter should contact Tom Willis, Safety Specialist at 580.774.3103.