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Employee Notification Letter

Presence of Asbestos in CSULB Buildings

January 2017

SECTION 25915 of the California Health and Safety Code requires that a written notification be provided to employees informing them of the presence of asbestos in buildings. In order to comply with this regulation, this letter notifies you that an asbestos survey has been completed in several campus buildings and the known asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) are listed in the table below.

The presence of asbestos in a building does not mean that the health of building occupants is endangered. If ACBM remains in good condition and is not disturbed, the likelihood of exposure is negligible. However, when ACBM is damaged or disturbed without proper controls, asbestos fibers are released into the air creating a potential exposure hazard.

Thus, it is important for employees to follow proper work practices to minimize the potential for disturbing ACBM. No work involving disturbance of physical components of any University owned or occupied building may be started without a complete written Facility Survey. Consult the University Asbestos Management Plan for specific project requirements. If you find ACBM that has been damaged, report it to Facilities Management at extension 54357 or the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at extension 52283. Do not disturb damaged asbestos containing material, damaged asbestos material or asbestos debris. Only persons authorized and properly trained should perform any work which may disturb asbestos materials. Any renovations or demolitions required by any project on campus (department based, self-help, Facilities Management directed, Physical Planning and Construction Management directed, minor or major capital projects) must be preceded by a complete facility survey of all construction materials, completed by a Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC). The report generated by the CAC will become a permanent component of the project record, and must be maintained by the University for a period of 30 years.

Any employee may review the asbestos survey reports, results of bulk sampling, or air monitoring conducted in campus buildings. All asbestos data will be available between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Facilities Management Customer Service by appointment. This document in its entire form is available for review on the following website partition: http://www.ppfm.csulb.edu

Asbestos containing building materials known to be in campus buildings are identified on the attached list. If you have any questions, please contact George Alfaro, Environmental Compliance Manager, Environmental Health and Safety, at extension 52378.

PRESENCE OF ASBESTOS IN CSULB BUILDINGS - 2017
Building Number Building Name Location Building Material
1 Brotman Hall Entire Building Chilled Water Lines Pipe Insulation
1 Brotman Hall Entire Building Original Floor Tile and Mastic, Cove Base Mastic
1 Brotman Hall Entire Building Light Beige Skimcoat
/Joint Compound
2 Student Health Mechanical room 120 Sprayed-On Fireproofing on beams
4 Soroptimist House Spray-on Ceiling Acoustical ceiling
4 Soroptimist House Roof Roof Penetration Mastic
4 Soroptimist House Entire Building Black Mastic beneath sheet vinyl flooring
5 Family and Consumer Science Entire Building Window Putty
5 Family and Consumer Science Where Found 12”x12” floor tile and mastic
5 Family and Consumer Science Entire Building Carpet and floor tile mastic
6 University Student Union Mechanical Rooms Heating pipe insulation
6 University Student Union Mechanical Rooms Original fireproofing on beams and joists
6 University Student Union Entire Building Fittings on heating lines
6 University Student Union Auditorium Mezzanine Platform below projection booth Fireproofing
7 Cafeteria Boiler Rooms Hot water tank insulation
7 Cafeteria Entire Building Pipe insulation
7 Cafeteria Roof Fan Unit
9 Psychology Entire Building hot water pipe insulation
9 Psychology Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
9 Psychology Entire Building Cove base mastic
9 Psychology 410 Suite Drywall Joint Compound/Skimcoat
9 Psychology Entire Building Ceiling tile mastic
10 Liberal Arts 5 Entire Building Heating hot water pipe insulation
10 Liberal Arts 5 Entire Building Ceiling tile mastic
10 Liberal Arts 5 Entire Building Floor tile mastic
10 Liberal Arts 5 Entire Building Window Putty
10 Liberal Arts 5 Entire Building Interior of original chalkboards
11 Liberal Arts 4 Entire Building Floor Tile and Mastic
14 Liberal Arts 1 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Heating hot water pipe
14 Liberal Arts 1 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Valves
14 Liberal Arts 1 Entire Building - except Boiler Room mechanical equipment insulation
14 Liberal Arts 1 Penthouse Domestic hot water pipe insulation
14 Liberal Arts 1 Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tiles and mastic
14 Liberal Arts 1 Entire Building Window Putty
15 Faculty Office 3 Entire Building Window Putty
15 Faculty Office 3 Entire Building Hot water pipe insulation
15 Faculty Office 3 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
15 Faculty Office 3 Entire Building Ceiling tile mastic
16 Faculty Office 2 Entire Building Ceiling tile mastic
16 Faculty Office 2 Entire Building Window Putty
16 Faculty Office 2 Second floor Residue of old mastic on wood deck
18 CLA Dean’s Office Service Tunnel Heating line insulation
18 CLA Dean’s Office Original Walls Drywall Joint Compound/Skimcoat
19 Library Entire Building Original floor tile and mastic
19 Library Entire Building Fittings on heating lines
19 Library Room 105 Joint sealing compound on air handler
20 Academic Services 3rd floor Domestic hot water pipe insulation
20 Academic Services Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
20 Academic Services Entire Building Window Putty
21 Multi Media Center Entire Building Original Floor Tile/Mastic
21 Multi Media Center Rooms 101 & 201 Transite wall panels
22 Education 1 Entire Building Window Putty
22 Education 1 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
22 Education 1 Entire Building Hot water line insulation
22 Education 1 Roof Green/White pebbled roll- on roofing
23 Education 2 Entire Building Window Putty
23 Education 2 Entire Building Tan floor tile and mastic
23 Education 2 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Heating line insulation
23 Education 2 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Chilled water line insulation
23 Education 2 Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
23 Education 2 Entire Building Floor tile mastic
24 McIntosh Humanities Building Floors 1 - 9 Heating line insulation
24 McIntosh Humanities Building Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
24 McIntosh Humanities Building Entire Building Window Putty
24 McIntosh Humanities Building Basement Steam line insulation
25 Language Arts Building Room 325 Chiller line insulation
25 Language Arts Building Room 325 Heating line insulation
25 Language Arts Building Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
25 Language Arts Building Entire Building Supply duct blown on insulation, gray in color
26 Studio Theatre Mechanical Rooms - except Basement Pipe insulation
26 Studio Theatre Entire Building - except Basement Chilled water line fitting insulation
26 Studio Theatre Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
26 Studio Theatre Entire Building Cove base mastic
26 Studio Theatre Mechanical Room White perforated wall board
27 University Theatre Entire Building Heating line insulation
27 University Theatre Theater Fire curtain
27 University Theatre Lower Level Original floor tile and some mastic in some rooms
27 University Theatre Lower Level Ceiling tile mastic
27 University Theatre 1st and 2nd Levels Floor tile and mastic
27 University Theatre 1st and 2nd Levels Ceiling tile mastic
28 University Telecommunications Center Entire Building Heating line insulation
28 University Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
  Telecommunications Center    
28 University Telecommunications Center Entire Building Ceiling tile mastic
28 University Telecommunications Center Entire Building Window Putty
29 Art Annex Entire Building Exterior tan coating
32 Fine Arts 1 Rooms 202 Floor tile and mastic
34 Fine Arts 3 Entire Building Heating line insulation
34 Fine Arts 3 Entire Building Domestic hot water line insulation
34 Fine Arts 3 Entire Building Steam line insulation
35 Fine Arts 4 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Heating line insulation
35 Fine Arts 4 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Domestic hot water line insulation
35 Fine Arts 4 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Steam line insulation
35 Fine Arts 4 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
35 Fine Arts 4 Entire Building Interior of original chalkboards
36 Faculty Office 4 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
36 Faculty Office 4 Entire Building Exterior tan coating
37 Peterson Hall 1 Entire Building Transite panels in fume hoods
37 Peterson Hall 1 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
37 Peterson Hall 1 Entire Building Window Putty
37 Peterson Hall 1 Entire Building Original stone laboratory bench tops
37 Peterson Hall 1 Roof Flex connectors on fume hood exhaust
38 Peterson Hall 2 Entire Building Window Putty
38 Peterson Hall 2 Entire Building Transite panels in fume hoods
38 Peterson Hall 2 Entire Building Transite panel oven insulation
38 Peterson Hall 2 Entire Building Original stone laboratory bench tops
38 Peterson Hall 2 First floor Pipe fitting insulation
38 Peterson Hall 2 Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
38 Peterson Hall 2 Room 215 12" x 12" floor tile and mastic
38 Peterson Hall 2 Elevator Door seal
41 Microbiology Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
41 Microbiology Entire Building Sheet Vinyl Flooring
41 Microbiology 202, 305, 306 Drywall Joint Compound / Skimcoat
45 Faculty Office 5 Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
45 Faculty Office 5 Entire Building Exterior tan coating
46 SS/PA Mechanical Rooms Pump and valve insulation
46 SS/PA 100, 200 & 300
Levels
Floor tile and mastic
46 SS/PA Entire Building Fire rated door cores
46 SS/PA All Restrooms Drywall Joint Compound / Skimcoat
47 Physical Education Entire Building Some pipe insulation in walls and above ceilings
48 Applied Arts & Science Classroom Mech Room 228 Some pipe fittings in walls and above ceilings
49 Applied Arts & Science Offices Entire Building Some pipe fittings in walls and above ceilings
50 Vivian Engineering Center Entire Building Some heating hot water pipe insulations above ceilings / in walls
50 Vivian Engineering Center Entire Building Floor tile / mastic
50 Vivian Engineering Center Room 124 Door gasket on large autoclave
51 Engineering 2 Entire Building Some pipe insulation in walls and above ceilings
51 Engineering 2 Entire Building 9”x9” Floor Tile and Mastic
52 Engineering 3 Entire Building Heating and hot water pipe insulation
52 Engineering 3 111A Lab Countertop
52 Engineering 3 Entire Building 9”x9” Floor Tile and Mastic
53 Engineering 4 Entire Building - except Boiler Room Heating pipe insulation
53 Engineering 4 Entire Building Domestic hot water pipe insulation
53 Engineering 4 Exterior Courtyard Exposed 24" Transite Pipe
53 Engineering 4 Boiler Lab Turbine steam line insulation
53 Engineering 4 Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
54 Design Room 112 Transite in welding booths
54 Design Entire Building Pipe insulation in walls
54 Design Entire Building Window Putty
55 Human Services and Design Entire Building Domestic hot water pipe insulation
55 Human Services and Design Entire Building Window Putty
55 Human Services and Design Entire Building 9" x 9" floor tile and mastic
55 Human Services and Design Entire Building above dropped ceiling Sprayed on fireproofing on beams and joists
56 Engineering Technology Entire Building Interior of fire doors
56 Engineering Technology Entire Building Floor tile and mastic
57 Facilities Management Entire Building Domestic hot water line
58 Corporation Yard Men’s room / storage next to Carpenter Shop Heating and domestic hot water pipe insulation
58 Corporation Yard Green House Lower Transite panels
58 Corporation Yard Green House Roof Sealant
58 Corporation Yard Green House Floor Pipe Drainage system
58 Corporation Yard Men’s Restroom Hot Water Pipe Insulation
59 Child Dev. Center Director's Old Office Rough acoustic ceiling
60 Los Alamitos Hall Entire Building except Boiler Room Domestic hot water pipe insulation
61 Los Cerritos Hall Entire Building except Boiler Room Domestic hot water pipe insulation
62 Residence Commons Buildings A - F except Boiler Room Domestic hot water pipe insulation
63 All Residence Housing Entire Facility All underground natural gas
63 All Residence Housing Entire Facility domestic water lines
63 All Residence Housing Entire Facility associated buried service pipe
63 RLC – Cafeteria Exterior building walls Exterior stucco
63 RLC – Cafeteria Parking area, may be in enclosed pipe chases Mudded pipe elbows/fitting insulation
63 RLC – Cafeteria Roof, north concrete columns Flashing mastic
63 RLC – Cafeteria Ceilings Joint compound
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Stairwells and areas beneath newer flooring Black mastic
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Roof vent pipes Silver paint
63 RLC – Las Encinitas A/C units Silver paint
63 RLC – Las Encinitas supporting "T" beams Silver paint
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Windows throughout building Window putty
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Second floor corridor 12” x 12” floor tile and mastic
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Ceilings throughout structure (may be under drop-down ceiling panels) Acoustical spray-on ceiling
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Mechanical rooms and ceiling plenums Pipe elbow and fitting insulation
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Roof Roof penetration mastic
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Room 532 Drywall sheetrock, tape and joint compound
63 RLC – Las Encinitas Ceilings Joint compound
63 RLC – Los Robles Storage rooms and beneath newer flooring Black floor mastic
63 RLC – Los Robles Carpeted areas throughout building Tan carpet mastic
63 RLC – Los Robles Windows throughout building Window putty
63 RLC – Los Robles Second floor corridor 12” x 12” floor tile and mastic
63 RLC – Los Robles Ceilings throughout structure (may be under drop-down ceiling panels) Acoustical spray-on ceiling
63 RLC – Los Robles Mechanical rooms and ceiling plenums Pipe elbow and fitting insulation
63 RLC – Los Robles Roof Roof penetration mastic
63 RLC – Los Robles Ceilings Joint compound
71 University Music Center Entire Buildings Floor tile / mastic
71 University Music Center Entire Buildings Window Putty
75 International House Roof Roof Penetration Mastic