Best Practices Protocol

The Best Practices Program for Asbestos Detection and Control Protocol: Vermiculite Mining and Milling promotes mining operations that are following proper protocol for asbestos detection and control.

Ore purchasers and end-users of vermiculite can be confident that the ore purchased from mines following The Vermiculite Association’s Best Practices Protocol has been properly processed and tested. The program requires participants to follow specific protocols related to many areas of internal controls. Specifically, the program looks at quality control systems, management and technical training, asbestos control procedures, analytical test procedures, microscope set-up, and pre-shipment quality assurance.

Those who choose to participate in this program will receive the following benefits:

TVA membership is not required to participate, but the program is less expensive for members. Mining operations who qualify for membership can join by clicking here.

Participation requires completion of the Best Practices license agreement, with payment, and submission of the forms within the procedural guide found here.

Questions may be directed to TVA’s Best Practices Administrator by emailing