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12/10/2021 - Construction Safety & Health Programs

Construction sites include a large number of hazards for workers and those nearby. Safety management at TRC helps to oversee the daily activities that take place around construction projects both ...

Lead and Asbestos Maintenance Programs

Regular lead and asbestos monitoring helps organizations protect themselves from health and safety emergencies. We provide lead and asbestos maintenance programs so your organization can stay proactive. Our experts can identify these harmful compounds and pinpoint potential problems before they happen.

Our Lead and Asbestos Maintenance Services

Our operations and maintenance programs enable facilities to better manage contamination sources. Our services for operations support include:

Two-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training

Under OSHA requirements, certain employees must receive an annual two-hour training on asbestos. If your staff could come in contact with asbestos-containing materials, they must take part in this program.

We work with you to create tailored asbestos training that helps your staff manage asbestos in your building. Our two-hour asbestos awareness training covers topics such as:

  • The background and health effects of asbestos
  • Locations of asbestos-containing materials in your building
  • How to recognize deterioration and damage in these materials
  • An overview of your organization's operations and maintenance program

Comprehensive Management Programs

Our team can customize a lead and asbestos management program to meet your needs and help manage and monitor the asbestos levels in your building. Your operations and maintenance program may include elements such as:

  • Reporting and monitoring requirements for materials that contain lead or asbestos
  • Procedures for communicating hazards to staff and contractors
  • Training requirements for employees who handle lead and asbestos-containing materials

Lead and Asbestos Emergency Response Plans

An emergency response plan prepares your staff to respond promptly to any lead or asbestos release and reduce the risk of exposure. Our experts will help you develop an emergency plan that includes strategies for isolating, cleaning and inspecting the affected area.

About Lead and Asbestos-Containing Materials

If you work in a building built before 1980, it could have materials that contain lead or asbestos. Asbestos can appear in the following components:

  • Fireproof materials and insulation
  • Pipe and boiler insulation
  • Wall and ceiling insulation
  • Joint compound
  • Wall and ceiling textures
  • Floor tile and mastic
  • Joint seals in ventilation duct work
  • Fire rated metal doors
  • Roofing materials
  • Window caulking

Asbestos-containing materials can cause a serious health and safety risk if they release asbestos into the air. Keep in mind that materials such as tiles and fire doors will only release asbestos when damaged.

Lead can appear in a range of building materials, including paint. Materials that contain lead pose a danger, particularly when sanding or scraping sends lead dust into the air.

Asbestos and Lead Health Risks

A proactive operations and maintenance plan enables your company to manage the health risks of asbestos and lead. Exposure to these compounds can result in these issues:

  • Asbestos: Cancer, mesothelioma, lung disorders, pleural disease and lung scarring and inflammation
  • Lead: Brain damage, kidney damage, weakness, anemia, digestive issues, cardiovascular disease and reduced fertility

Learn More About Our Lead and Asbestos Safety Plans

Request an online quote for more information on our lead and asbestos consultation services.

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