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Health Hazards Control Unit

Important HHCU Information

6/8/2020 HHCU Memo on COVID-19 Impact

Executive Order 139

The Health Hazards Control Unit consists of industrial hygiene professionals providing the following services:

  • Providing information to the general public on the health effects that may result from exposure to asbestos and lead-based paint.
  • Accrediting individuals conducting asbestos management activities in North Carolina and issuing permits for asbestos abatement projects.
  • Accrediting training providers and courses that provide training for asbestos accreditations and lead certifications.
  • Certifying individuals and firms conducting lead-based paint management activities and issuing permits for lead abatement projects.
  • Certifying individuals and firms conducting lead-based paint renovation activities.
  • Inspecting asbestos, lead-based paint abatement and renovation projects to assure that they are conducted using proper work practices and controls.
  • Providing consultative services on lead-based paint and asbestos related issues to homeowners, businesses, schools and policy makers.
  • Conducting educational seminars and on-site presentations upon request. HHCU educational seminars and presentations promote awareness of the potential hazards of asbestos and lead-based paint and the requirements of North Carolina's asbestos and lead-based paint rules, regulations, and procedures.

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