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Asbestos Risks $800,000

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Asbestos Risks $800,000

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Multiple Serious Asbestos Violations Result in Almost $800,000 in fines
Daniel M. Bruun

We all know that exposure to asbestos fibers can and does cause significant health effects and cancer. It is for that reason the both OSHA, EPA and many municipalities regulate its use, maintenance and removal. Are you aware of EPA’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos and that it requires the identification of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in many buildings that are being demolished or renovated? 1Source can help with asbestos management, providing a well-rounded team including experience in all aspects of asbestos management along with Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) and certified, licensed and accredited building inspectors. Our professionals come equipped with strong technical knowledge of the regulatory requirements as well as exceptional asbestos management practice and knowledge.

To discuss any needs you may have about the asbestos violations, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Daniel M. Bruun, CIH, Vice President


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