Oklahoma Receives Grant to Reduce Asbestos in Schools

October 16, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $204,000 grant for Oklahoma to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools.

The agency announced Tuesday that the Oklahoma Department of Labor will use the grant for compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, inspections, enforcement actions and employee training.

The EPA says asbestos is commonly found in a variety of construction materials and industrial products. Federal regulations require public and private schools to inspect facilities for asbestos-containing material and take action to prevent or reduce hazards.

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