An asbestos inspection is when an individual inspects a building or facility for the presence or location of asbestos-containing material (ACM) or suspected ACM. ACM is defined as material that contains greater than 1% asbestos. Suspected ACM is material that is assumed to be ACM, but has not been sampled and analyzed for asbestos content. An asbestos inspection also includes re-examining a building or facility to identify the presence or location of additional or existing ACM or suspected
An asbestos inspection/assessment does not include the following:
Periodic surveillance in schools as required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Visual inspections to determine if asbestos-related work is complete; or Compliance inspections performed by an agent of a government agency.