Annual Asbestos Notification

A campus-wide survey of materials used in the construction of University buildings and building systems has discovered the presence of asbestos. The most common building materials where asbestos can be found are: ceiling tiles, vinyl floor tiles, sound proofing, and pipe insulation. These asbestos containing materials (ACM) are referenced by location and material type on the list below.

Asbestos poses no threat to your health unless asbestos fibers become airborne due to the materials aging, deterioration, or as the result of damage. Therefore, it is important that proper work practices be followed to minimize the potential for disturbing asbestos containing materials.

2023 Annual Asbestos Notification

Avoid disturbing walls, ceilings, tiles, or pipes that may contain asbestos.

  • DO NOT drill holes, hang plants or other objects from walls or ceilings made of ACM.
  • DO NOT disturb damaged ACM or asbestos debris. Only trained individuals are authorized to work with ACM.

The University has a program that evaluates ACM for deterioration and damage on a routine basis. Removal of ACM occurs when deterioration and damage have the potential to release fibers as well as during renovation projects. Prior to renovation, testing for asbestos in suspect materials takes place as an additional safety measure. The attached list of ACM locations will continue to shorten as these projects are completed.

Over the last year, the following areas have undergone asbestos removal through renovation projects:

BuildingLocations & Types of Renovation
Campus OutdoorsTransite pipes from campus water pipe project
Field HouseVinyl floor tile and mastic and baseboard mastic in C-0009
LaCorte HallVinyl floor tile and mastic and baseboard mastic in B-308
Leo Cain LibraryVinyl floor tile and mastic and baseboard mastic in B-124
Small CollegeVinyl floor tile and mastic and baseboard mastic in SCC 8
Social and Behavioral SciencesVinyl floor tile and baseboard mastic in A-319
South Academic ComplexRoof mastic on SAC 1

If you find damaged ACM or have questions concerning the surveys please contact the Environmental Health and Safety Office at x310) 243-3012 immediately.

This notification is being provided pursuant to California Health and Safety Code, Section 25915. The sampling and analysis procedures utilized in these surveys included National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) methods. This notification is posted at Welch Hall, Physical Plant and Risk Management/Environmental Health and Occupational Safety’s website. It has been sent to all CSUDH employees and the University community by email.

Results of Campus Asbestos Survey

Leo Cain Library

  • Floor tiles and mastic
  • Baseboard mastic
  • Mud tape
  • Transite panels
  • Thermal insulation system
  • Sprayed on ceiling A-325-A
  • Sprayed on ceiling B-505 & B-526
  • Basement tunnel, duct tape
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Transite pipe

Small College Complex

  • All floors
  • All tiles
  • All baseboard
  • Roof tar paper/felt
  • All vinyl tiles
  • Mezzanine floors
  • All piping in HVAC rooms and crawl spaces
  • Floor mastic
  • Joint compound
  • Transite pipe


  • Storm drain pipe south of the gym
  • Upper roof

College of Education

  • Floor tile and mastic in H-023

LaCorte Hall

  • Floor tile and mastic
  • Drywall joint compound
  • Baseboard mastic

Social & Behavioral Sciences

  • Floor tile and black mastic
  • Wall mastic
  • Baseboard mastic
  • Pipe insulation elbows

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

  • Roofing materials
  • Lab bench tops (non-Formica style)
  • Acoustical tile mastic
  • Floor tile and mastic
  • Fume hoods
  • Tunnel-industrial HWR
  • Joint compound

Student Health Center

  • Drywall joint compound
  • Floor tile and mastic

Physical Plant

  • Office floor tiles
  • Mastic

Field House

  • Floor tile and mastic
  • Baseboard mastic

Green House

  • Hot water pipe insulation

University Theater

  • Drywall joint compound

Student Housing

  • Mirror mastic

Note: Mastic is a high-grade construction adhesive commonly used to bond ceiling, wall, and floor tiles, plywood panels, concrete, asphalt, leather, and fabric.