3710.01 Asbestos abatement definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "Asbestos" means the asbestiform varieties of chrysotile or serpentine, amosite or cummingtonitegrunerite, crocidolite or riebeckite, actinolite, tremolite, and anthophylite.

(B) "Asbestos hazard abatement activity" means any activity involving the removal, renovation, enclosure, repair, or encapsulation of reasonably related friable asbestos-containing materials in an amount greater than fifty linear feet or fifty square feet. "Asbestos hazard abatement activity" also includes any such activity involving such asbestos-containing materials in an amount of fifty linear or fifty square feet or less if, when combined with any other reasonably related activity in terms of time and location of the activity, the total amount is in an amount greater than fifty linear or fifty square feet.

(C) "Asbestos hazard abatement contractor" means a business entity or public entity that engages in or intends to engage in asbestos hazard abatement activities and that employs or supervises one or more asbestos hazard abatement specialists for asbestos hazard abatement activities. "Asbestos hazard abatement contractor" does not mean an employee of an asbestos hazard abatement contractor, a general contractor who subcontracts to an asbestos hazard abatement contractor an asbestos hazard abatement activity, or any individual who engages in asbestos hazard abatement activity in the individual's own home.

(D) "Asbestos hazard abatement project" means one or more asbestos hazard abatement activities that are conducted by one asbestos hazard abatement contractor and that are reasonably related to each other.

(E) "Asbestos hazard abatement specialist" means a person with responsibility for the oversight or supervision of asbestos hazard abatement activities, including asbestos hazard abatement project managers, hazard abatement project supervisors and foremen, and employees of school districts or other governmental or public entities who coordinate or directly supervise or oversee asbestos hazard abatement activities performed by school district, governmental, or other public employees in school district, governmental, or other public buildings.

(F) "Asbestos hazard evaluation specialist" means a person responsible for the identification, detection, and assessment of asbestos-containing materials, the determination of appropriate response actions, or the preparation of asbestos management plans for the purpose of protecting the public health from the hazards associated with exposure to asbestos, including the performance of air and bulk sampling. This category of specialists includes management planners, health professionals, industrial hygienists, private consultants, or other individuals involved in asbestos risk identification or assessment or regulatory activities.

(G) "Business entity" means a partnership, firm, association, corporation, sole proprietorship, or other business concern.

(H) "Public entity" means the state or any of its political subdivisions or any agency or instrumentality of either.

(I) "License" means a document issued by the department of health to a business entity or public entity affirming that the entity has met the requirements set forth in this chapter to engage in asbestos hazard abatement activities as an asbestos hazard abatement contractor.

(J) "Certificate" means:

(1) A document issued by the department to an individual affirming that the individual has successfully completed the training and other requirements set forth in this chapter to qualify as an asbestos hazard abatement specialist, an asbestos hazard evaluation specialist, an asbestos hazard abatement worker, an asbestos hazard abatement project designer, an asbestos hazard abatement air-monitoring technician, an approved asbestos hazard training provider, or other category of asbestos hazard specialist that the director establishes by rule; or

(2) A document issued by a training institution in accordance with rules adopted by the director affirming that an individual has successfully completed the instruction required in all categories as provided in sections 3710.07 and 3710.10 of the Revised Code.

(K) "Person" means any individual, business entity, governmental body, or other public or private entity.

(L) "Encapsulate" means to coat, bind, or resurface walls, ceilings, pipes, or other structures to prevent friable asbestos from becoming airborne.

(M) "Friable asbestos-containing material" means any material that contains more than one per cent asbestos by weight and that can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder, when dry, by hand pressure.

(N) "Enclosure" means the permanent confinement of friable asbestos-containing materials with an airtight barrier in an area not used as an air plenum.

(O) "Renovation" means the removal or stripping of friable asbestos-containing materials used on any pipe, duct, boiler, tank, reactor, turbine, furnace, or load supporting member.

(P) "Asbestos hazard abatement worker" means the person responsible in a nonsupervisory capacity for the performance of an asbestos hazard abatement activity.

(Q) "Asbestos hazard abatement project designer" means the person responsible for the determination of the workscope, work sequence, or performance standards for an asbestos hazard abatement activity, including preparation of specifications, plans, and contract documents.

(R) "Director" means the director of health or the director's authorized representative.

(S) "Clearance air sampling" means an air sampling performed after the completion of any asbestos hazard abatement activity and prior to the reoccupation of the contained work area by the public and conducted for the purpose of protecting the public from the health hazards associated with exposure to friable asbestos-containing material.

(T) "Asbestos hazard abatement air-monitoring technician" means the person who is responsible for environmental monitoring or work area clearance air sampling, including air monitoring performed to determine completion of response actions under the rules set forth in 40 C.F.R. 763 Subpart E, adopted by the United States environmental protection agency pursuant to the "Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986," Pub. L. 99-519, 100 Stat. 2970. "Asbestos hazard abatement air-monitoring technician" does not mean an industrial hygienist or industrial hygienist in training, certified by the American board of industrial hygiene.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 9/10/2012.

Effective Date: 10-08-1992