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Public Health Data Inventory

Asbestos Control Program Data


Background

Asbestos is a mineral that has been used extensively in building materials due to its unique qualities. Asbestos is also a known carcinogen. The Asbestos Control Program regulates individuals, contractors and trainers that make up the state’s asbestos abatement industry in order to protect individuals from exposure. The program collects information from project notification forms, inspection reports, and clearance reports. Data are entered into a database to provide a record of asbestos activity.

Type of Data

The data are program-level for ongoing surveillance.

Data Collection Method and Availability

The Nebraska Asbestos Control Program receives project notifications from licensees conducting asbestos abatement projects, as well as notifications from training providers that teach both initial and refresher courses for each of the individual disciplines. These reports are entered into a database, and reports typically contain the following information: property owner name, address, phone number, date/time of project start, date/time of project end, location of project, information about the building and licensee information.

The program inspects and audits these regulated entities and provides an enforcement presence to ensure the safety of individuals who may become exposed to this environmental hazard.  Data have been collected since 1988 in real-time.

Related Links and Reports

Nebraska Asbestos Program Page

Data Contact

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Environmental Health Hazards and Indoor Air
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-0548