An investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Commerce has charged the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point of violating asbestos regulation when working on a construction project on campus. The report states that the Communication Arts Center contained asbestos, which was removed from an area frequented by employees without their knowledge.
The report also accuses UWSP with inadequate and inaccurate recordkeeping since the university could not determine how much asbestos was in the building before removal. It also says the school did not provide warning signs about asbestos nor did it provide an alternate routes around the construction sites.
The university, however, has appealed the charges made by the state department. The school says they followed all requirements and took all the procautions to protect its employees.
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