Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral which has been used in a variety of building materials. It is a well recognized hazard, and it is highly regulated. Asbestos has been banned in materials such as spray-fireproofing though it is still found in other commercial products. To date, even new buildings are not free of asbestos containing materials. To ensure compliance with Oregon OSHA and the Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Health and Safety provides support to construction and maintenance projects which may involve asbestos containing materials. Awareness training is also provided by EH&S for those who work around asbestos.