Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ensure that our team of professionals are equipped with safe garments to protect against the hazardous materials as well as coming in contact with people. Whether asbestos is in your business or home or you have no idea if it exists within your home, our team of experts will do so in a safe way.
Below is a file made by the EPA to answer any questions you may have regarding the recent rule implemented. As well as a list of common asbestos containing building materials to the right.
We created the asbestos abatement process below, outlining the steps we take:
- An industrial hygienist first analyzes, identifies, and measures the workplace hazards for contractors who will perform the duty. The role the hygienist plays is to spot these conditions and help eradicate them to prevent potential problems from arising. They examine how the chemicals present at the site or physical threats affect a workers health and develop action plans to prevent threats.
- Now that the plan is made, the abatement contractor will abide by the industrial hygienists plan. Following the detailed design from the preparation, to creating a boundary, how to treat the area, the cleanup process. All while following the local, state, and federal laws in place for asbestos abatement.
- Contractors will separate themselves from occupants nearby by enclosing the specific workspace until the job is complete and clearance testing is executed.
- All HVAC systems will be disabled, air ducts sealed, and area completely secured with thick plastic sheets with an air filtration system. The industrial hygienist will also be present to inspect the workspace prior to the performance of work.
- Wet methods and hand tools will be used to remove or repair the ACBM while wearing proper personal protective equipment (PPE). When removed, the ACBM will be placed into waste disposal bags, sealed, and removed through a decontamination process with protective lining to ensure proper disposal.
- HEPA vacuums will be used to minimize asbestos fibers scattering in the air and to effectively clean the area from dust.
- Once ACBM has been removed from workspace or repaired depending on the project, the area will be fully cleaned with wet methods and HEPA vacuums. Then the industrial hygienist will perform their work to ensure no asbestos is present based on state and federal requirements. While this is taking place, the enclosure is still in place until the industrial hygienist is finished and the area has met the clearance criteria.
- Now that the criteria is met, enclosed areas can now be removed by the contractor and will reclean the area fully. You will receive reports from both the asbestos abatement contractor and industrial hygienist outlining the results of the work performed.
- The industrial hygienist will provide copies of inspection results and analysis from laboratories.
- The contractor will send reports of the following:
- Waste shipment records
- Site logs
- Copies of licensing
Below is a file provided by the EPA of the MAP that we abide by:
|Environmental Protection Agency Model Accreditation Plan|
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