Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety General Asbestos Awareness: Online Training

Asbestos-Containing Building Materials (ACM) Continued

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Wallboard and sheetrock
Debris must be bagged and labeled if it contains asbestos Joint compound on this unpainted wall could contain asbestos Does this wallboard contain asbestos? The worker should know

Patching, spackling, and joint compounds (“mud”) for walls and ceilings, and textured paints and coatings
Textured paints and coatings can contain asbestos This worker is applying "mud" to repair sheetrock wall

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