The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Accreditation.” A certificate issued by the Department of Labor and Industry permitting a person to conduct asbestos occupation training courses.
“Asbestos.” The asbestiform varieties of serpentine (chrysotile), riebeckite (crocidolite), cummingtonite-grunerite (amosite), anthophyllite, actinolite and tremolite.
“Asbestos abatement.” A method, including removal, encapsulation, enclosure, repair and operation and maintenance, that protects human health and the environment from friable asbestos-containing material.
“Asbestos abatement contractor license.” A license issued by the department permitting a company, corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship to provide asbestos abatement services.
“Asbestos-containing material.” Any material that contains more than 1% asbestos by weight.
“Asbestos occupation.” An inspector, management planner, project designer, contractor, supervisor or worker at an asbestos abatement project.
“Building.” All or part of any public or private building or structure.
“Certification.” A certificate issued by the Department of Labor and Industry permitting a person to work in an asbestos occupation and which contains a recent photograph of that person.
“Department.” The Department of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth.
“EPA.” The Environmental Protection Agency.
“Friable asbestos-containing material.” Any material containing more than 1% asbestos which has been applied on ceilings, walls, structural members, piping, ductwork or any other part of a building, which, when dry, may be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure. The term includes nonfriable asbestos-containing material after such previously nonfriable material becomes damaged to the extent that, when dry, it may be crumbled, pulverized or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
“Person.” An individual, public or private corporation, nonprofit corporation, association, firm, partnership, joint venture, business trust, joint stock company, municipal corporation, the Commonwealth and any of its agencies or political subdivisions, the Federal Government or any of its agencies or any other entity, public or private, however organized.
“Secretary.” The Secretary of Labor and Industry of the Commonwealth.
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