- David Spink
Manager, Asbestos Control Program
The Indoor Air Quality: Asbestos Control Program works to protect the Rhode Island public from exposures to carcinogenic airborne asbestos through hazard assessment and abatement of asbestos containing building materials by licensed professionals following safe work practices. The program is responsible for implementing the provisions of the Rhode Island Rules and Regulations for Asbestos Control. Provisions include: requirements for identifying and abating asbestos hazards in schools and other regulated buildings; procedures to ensure that abatement activities are performed in a safe manner; licensing and certification of asbestos professionals (including training providers), analytical labs, consultants, contractors, site supervisors, workers and others. Other program activities include prioritizing inspections of schools located in Environmental Justice Areas as defined by Environmental Protection Agency; conducting audits of certified training providers; technical review of asbestos abatement/management plans; and conducting outreach activities.