Asbestos Analytical Services

Class A Certificate holders must be authorized to use polarized light microscopy (PLM) for the analysis of bulk asbestos samples originating in all facilities and locations subject to the requirements of 453 CMR 6.00, including school buildings and other facilities subject to the requirements of AHERA.

Class B Certificate holders must be authorized to use polarized light microscopy (PLM) for the analysis of bulk asbestos samples originating in all facilities and locations subject to the requirements of 453 CMR 6.00, except school buildings and other facilities subject to the requirements of AHERA.

Class C Certificate holders must be authorized to use phase contrast microscopy (PCM) for the analysis of air samples originating in all facilities and locations subject to the requirements of 453 CMR 6.00, including school buildings and other facilities subject to the requirements of AHERA.

Class D Certificate holders must be authorized to use transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the analysis of air and bulk asbestos samples originating in all facilities and locations subject to the requirements of 453 CMR 6.00, including school buildings and other facilities subject to the requirements of AHERA.

Asbestos Contractor
Licensure as an Asbestos Contractor allows a person, firm, corporation or other entity to enter into or engage in asbestos work.  For purposes of 453 CMR 6.00, the phrase "engage in . . . the business of Asbestos Abatement" includes, but is not limited to, advertising Asbestos Abatement services, and/or submitting bids for projects where the majority of the contract-value is represented by Asbestos Work.

Asbestos Inspector
Certification as an Asbestos Inspector authorizes the consultant to review building records, perform visual inspections, collect samples, prepare written inventories and conduct other forms of investigation necessary to determine and document the presence and condition of known or suspect ACM in facilities. 

Asbestos Management Planner
Certification as an Asbestos Management Planner authorizes the consultant to utilize information developed from facility inspections to assess potential hazards of ACM, to develop O&M plans, and to select and recommend asbestos hazard control and abatement actions.

Asbestos Project Designer
Certification as an Asbestos Project Designer authorizes the consultant to design Asbestos Response Actions through preparation of job specifications, bidding documents, architectural drawings and schematic representations of material locations. Except as mandated by AHERA for Asbestos Response Actions conducted in school facilities, the preparation of asbestos project designs is not required by 453 CMR 6.00. Where asbestos project designs are prepared, such preparation must only be performed by persons certified as Asbestos Project Designers pursuant to 453 CMR 6.07.

Asbestos Project Monitor

Certification as an Asbestos Project Monitor authorizes the consultant to function as the on-site representative of the facility owner or other persons, interpret project specifications or asbestos management plans and monitor and evaluate contractor or employee compliance with applicable rules, regulations, or specifications, including collection of the air samples at asbestos project sites.

Asbestos Supervisor
Certification as an Asbestos Supervisor authorizes an individual or employee of an asbestos abatement entity to have managerial or supervisory authority over asbestos workers, and/or have the responsibility for the completion of asbestos response actions or portions thereof.

Asbestos Training Provider
Any entity which has been duly certified pursuant to 453 CMR 6.09 to provide asbestos training required by 453 CMR 6.10(1).

Asbestos Worker
Certification as an Asbestos Worker allows an employee to perform asbestos abatement work and who performs such work under the direction and control of another, with or without compensation.