EPA “Green Book” Online: Managing Asbestos in Place

green_bookThe EPA “Green Book” (also known as Managing Asbestos in Place: A Building Owner’s Guide to Operations and Maintenance Programs) is now available on the EPA website.

The “Green Book” is a guide to assist building owners/managers with the development and maintenance of an effective Operations & Maintenance (O&M) plan in their buildings.

Topics contained in the “Green Book”  include:

  • What is an O&M program
  • Setting up an O&M program
  • Elements of an O&M program
  • Training
  • Occupant notification
  • Monitoring asbestos containing materials (ACM)
  • Job-site controls for work involving ACM
  • Safe work practices
  • Recordkeeping
  • Sample O&M forms


EBook Download: Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

fundamentals_of_occupational_safety_and_healthNIOSH’s Twitter feed (@NIOSH) recently “tweeted” about the availability of an ebook entitled, Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health, written by Mark Friend and James Kohn (2007).

Some of the chapters in the book include such topics as:

  • Workers’ compensation and recordkeeping
  • Accident investigation
  • Intro to Industrial Hygiene
  • Ergonomics
  • System Safety
  • Hazardous Materials,
  • Multiemployer worksite doctrine
  • Required written programs
  • etc.

(Continue reading past the break for a download link to the book)