Glossary Asbestos Awareness Training



An abbreviation that stands for “Asbestos-Containing Building Material.”


An abbreviation that stands for “Asbestos-Containing Material.”

Aggressive Method

Aggressive method means removal or disturbance of building materials by sanding, abrading, grinding, or using other methods that break, crumbles, or disintegrates intact ACM.


An acronym that stands for “Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act”.

Amended Water

Amended water means water to which surfactant (wetting agent) has been added to increase the ability of the liquid to penetrate ACM.


An abbreviation that stands for “Assigned Protection Factors.”


An abbreviation that stands for “Asbestos Program Manager.”


Asbestos includes chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite asbestos, anthophyllite asbestos, actinolite asbestos, and any of these minerals that have been chemically treated and/or altered.

Asbestos-Containing Material

Asbestos-containing material means any material containing more than 1 percent asbestos.

Assistant Secretary

Assistant Secretary means the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, or a designee.

Authorized Person

Authorized person means any person authorized by the employer and required by work duties to be present in regulated areas.