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Dealing with Asbestos Regulations

Thursday, December 20, 2018
Dealing with Asbestos Regulations

 

OSHA fines five comapnies more than $185k for not warning works about asbestos
Daniel M. Bruun

Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that have been widely used in building structures as insulation on piping and fireproofing and also in materials such as flooring and drywall. In some cases, asbestos has been found in concrete. Exposures can cause multiple health issues primarily lung related diseases and mesothelioma. These diseases do not develop immediately following exposure to asbestos, but appear only after a number of years. There are federal, state and local regulations regarding asbestos. 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.

For more information on Asbestos or if there is anything else that I can assist with, please feel free to e-mail me.

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


What is Asbestos?

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos has been used in products, such as insulation for pipes (steam lines for example), floor tiles, building materials, and in vehicle brakes and clutches. Asbestos includes the mineral fibers chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite and any of these materials that have been chemically treated or altered.

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Asbestos Hazards

Asbestos Hazards

Asbestos workers have increased chances of getting two principal types of cancer: cancer of the lung tissue itself and mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membrane that surrounds the lung and other internal organs. These diseases do not develop immediately following exposure to asbestos, but appear only after a number of years. The following references describe the health hazards of asbestos and how to recognize them.

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Asbestos Surveys and Investigations

Asbestos Surveys and Investigations

1Source conducts asbestos and lead identification surveys and condition assessments to provide information needed in the design of asbestos or lead abatement projects for renovations or building demolitions or to provide information for the effective management of asbestos-containing materials in place. EPA-certified asbestos project inspectors conduct the surveys.

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