In this blog, we’ve gone over many of the asbestos construction materials that can exist in your home or at work. We’re looking at asbestos felt, a material used often in home construction to provide additional fireproofing to any material it backed. Prominent in both the construction of both roofing and flooring, asbestos felt is particularly dangerous as it is damaged or destroyed during new roofing or flooring projects, causing the friable material to become airborne where it is most dangerous. Let’s learn more. [Read more…] about Asbestos Felt: Used in Roofing, Flooring, and More
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With more businesses and households taking intentional steps to create a cleaner environment, one area that needs more attention is the prevalent problem of asbestos adhesives in the US. Before the call for stricter regulation of asbestos in the 1980s, hazardous asbestos adhesives were prominently used in the construction of many homes and businesses. In this article, we will go over where to look to find asbestos adhesives in your home or business, the dangers of this material, and what to do once you find asbestos adhesives on your property. [Read more…] about The Sticky Situation of Asbestos Adhesives in US Construction
The United States has, and continues to, have a murky relationship with asbestos. Unlike many other nations, we don’t have a ban on asbestos. Instead, we have a series of patchwork rules that work to limit the human harm with continuing to let some commercial use of asbestos continue, both in the manufacturing of asbestos products and the selling of those products in the US. As such, the US-based factories that make these products need a supply of the mined product. Let’s explore where the US gets its asbestos from. [Read more…] about Is Asbestos Still Mined or Imported into the United States?
As an employer, you want to look out for the health and welfare of your employees, especially their long-term health and even their lives. This extends beyond simply needing a healthy workforce to care for those who work for you. Having a building or property that makes your employees sick is dangerous on so many levels, from the above health conditions to issues with your bottom line, legal liability, and government investigation. Let’s learn a bit about how Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) can affect your business in offices, factories, warehouses, and more. [Read more…] about Is Your Building Making Your Employees Sick?