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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Asbestos and NESHAP Surveys

 

Serious work-related injuries cost more than 1 billion a week
Daniel M. Bruun

Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and its use is now highly regulated by both OSHA and EPA. Breathing asbestos can cause many serious health problems. What was once thought to be a miracle mineral is now a real concern and must be dealt with according to the regulations which vary by state and in some cases by local regulations.

Although asbestos usage was mostly halted in the late 1970s, individuals, particularly in schools, hospitals, old homes, factories, and commercial buildings, still run the risk of exposure. Read on to learn more about asbestos and how 1Source can help you to protect your employees.

Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how 1Source Safety and Health can assist you to address asbestos issues as well as compliance with NESHAP requirements.

Sincerely,
Daniel M. Bruun, CIH, Vice President
Asbestos, Lead and Construction Safety


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