Annual Asbestos Awareness Training

Training of custodial and maintenance workers is one of the keys to a successful operations and maintenance (O&M) program. If building owners do not emphasize the importance of well-trained custodial and maintenance personnel, asbestos O&M tasks may not be performed properly. This could result in higher levels of asbestos fibers in the building air and an increased risk to building workers and occupants.
Asbestos Awareness Training is for maintenance and custodial staff involved in cleaning and minor maintenance tasks where ACM may be accidentally disturbed.
Two-hour Asbestos Awareness Training may include such topics as:
  • Background information on asbestos
  • Health effects of asbestos
  • Worker protection programs
  • Locations of ACM in the building
  • Recognition of ACM damage and deterioration
  • The O&M program for that building.

Please feel free to contact Enviroscience ( to discuss scheduling and options available to you for training programs, including online and in person.

NYS Lead in Drinking Water in Schools Update

NYS Department of Health has released updated Lead in Drinking Water Sampling provisions.

The period for compliance with the current regulation has begun as of January 1, 2023. All previous sampling is now no longer valid for compliance.

Sampling of applicable fixtures must be completed by 12/31/25, with priority given to fixtures that previously tested at levels above 5 ppb.

Sampling must be completed every three years from the date of initial sampling.

Reporting requirements remain the same, and Enviroscience Consultants clients will continue to enjoy the benefit of having their data reported on their behalf to required government agencies.

Please feel free to contact Enviroscience ( to discuss strategies and options available to you for compliance.