These pages are to assist asbestos professionals with issues such as company licensure, individual certification, notification and work practice issues.
Online Asbestos Abatement Notification allows asbestos contractors to notify MDH and pay permit fees electronically for regulated asbestos abatement projects.
Asbestos Contractor Licensing can help those interested in becoming a licensed asbestos contractor meet the state qualifications.
Individual Asbestos Certification assists those who are interested in obtaining individual asbestos certifications whether it be for an Asbestos Worker, Site Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planner or Project Designer.
Work Practices describes the various techniques and procedures that go into an asbestos abatement project. Topics covered include asbestos inspections, removing asbestos outdoors, removal of asbestos roofing, removing asbestos in tunnels, removing asbestos in a full containment, “wrap and cut”, demolition abatement and air sampling.
Asbestos Project Notification provides information to asbestos professionals on the notification requirements set by MDH. Information regarding what type of work and how and when to notify MDH is discussed.
Rule Variance lists the specific asbestos regulations that may be varied and outlines the process and information MDH requires to determine if the situation warrants an exception.
Asbestos Programs in Minnesota summarizes the work that the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Labor (OSHA), and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) conduct to protect Minnesotans from exposure to asbestos fibers.