Best Management Practices
A large part of the educational program focuses on best management practices (BMP) awareness. ARP teaches the public what to look for and what to do if someone encounters vermiculite in their yard or vermiculite containing insulation within the house.
ARP staff makes site visits to schools, construction sites, and homes to help the public manage LA contamination. ARP developed brochures that contain BMP and information about reducing exposure, working in exterior and interior conditions, demolition activities, recommended steps for do-it-yourself projects, yard work and gardening.
BMP Resource Sheets
Below is a list of available BMP sheets you can download to learn more.
Reducing Asbestos Exposure
Libby amphibole asbestos (LA) is a naturally occurring mineral but should be handled with extreme care. Exposure to LA can lead to serious asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma.
13 Simple Steps to Protect from LA
Reducing contact with disturbed, contaminated soil is important in reducing your exposure to LA. LA poses the greatest threat when it is airborne. This flyer gives some common sense tips on avoiding exposure to LA on your property.
Contractors & Tradesmen Working Outdoors
For several decades, vermiculite was commonly used in and around homes in Lincoln County for a variety of applications, including as a soil additive and construction aggregate. This flyer tells you what to look for and what to do if you find vermiculite outside.
Contractors & Tradesmen Working Indoors
For several decades, vermiculite was commonly used in and around homes in Lincoln County for a variety of applications, including attic insulation. This flyer tells you what to do if you find vermiculite and asbestos in a home or business.
It is possible that you might unexpectedly find vermiculite after starting your demolition project. It is strongly recommended you not to disturb it in any way that might cause LA to become airborne. This flyer contains information on what to do if you are tearing down structures that contain vermiculite or asbestos.
Libby and Troy Residents
This flyer contains information for Libby and Troy residents on dealing with vermiculite and asbestos in or around your home or business. It deals with avoiding exposure, protecting yourself and some common encounters you may have when working in your home or yard.
Yard Work & Gardening Activities
This flyer contains information on what to do if you are working in your yard and come across soil that contains vermiculite or asbestos.
Lincoln County Do-it-Yourselfers
This flyer contains information on what to do if you find vermiculite or asbestos in or around your home or business.