Everyone wants to make sure their kids grow up strong and healthy. The last thing they want is for hazardous materials and conditions children can be exposed to cause life-long life or health issues, or even death. Among other hazardous materials found in homes, businesses, and childcare facilities such as schools and daycares is asbestos. It’s important to understand the specific risks that asbestos exposure can cause to infants and children. [Read more…] about Is Asbestos Exposure More Dangerous to Children and Infants?
When it comes to managing a commercial property, it’s important to understand the responsibility you have for the property and those on it, be it your employees for business owners or your tenants – either businesses or individuals – as a property owner and manager. One of these is to make sure your property is free of hazards to those who live, work, or move through it. When it comes to the presence of asbestos in commercial properties, you must be aware of it and take certain measures to deal with it in various circumstances. [Read more…] about Asbestos in Commercial Properties: Rights and Responsibilities
Acronyms are useful shorthand in the world of asbestos remediation and removal, but can be opaque to residents and businesses who experience issues with asbestos exposure for the first time. If you’re doing your own research or digging through the information about asbestos abatement contractors in your area, you might hit a wall of unusual acronyms, referring to materials, agencies, and acts you’re not familiar with. We’re here to help provide a little clarity in your quest to learn more about asbestos acronyms. [Read more…] about ASB, ACM & ACWM: Common Asbestos Acronyms
When it comes to getting an asbestos inspection or abatement done at your place of business or at home, it’s important to understand core concepts and terms. Below are seven of the most common terms and titles used when talking about asbestos contractors and their work. Take a few minutes to review them to understand better the asbestos removal process and when talking to your asbestos abatement contractors that are handling the project. [Read more…] about 7 Asbestos Terms You Should Know
When we talk about asbestos regulations, the first one that is commonly brought up is the Asbestos Ban and Phase-Out-Rule, which was an EPA (the US Environmental Protection Agency) ruling targeted directly at banning asbestos. While its comprehensive ruling was short-lived, it was not the first legislation from the EPA about asbestos. The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) was a more general rule that empowered the EPA to put requirements and regulations into play when it came to certain materials and substances, including asbestos. In many ways, it provided the groundwork for asbestos control, including regulations for how asbestos contractors work. [Read more…] about Asbestos Regulations and the Toxic Substances Control Act
As we’ve talked about in previous blogs, such as Buying a Home Built Before 1990? It May Contain Asbestos, the rules around asbestos regulation in private homes is murky, with the need for inspection and abatement largely left up to the individual. This can lead to heated debates when the home is sold for the health hazards it poses to the new buyers. What isn’t murky is the laws surrounding asbestos in schools. Acts such as AHERA law down strict guidelines for schools to follow, and allow the EPA to enforce them with civil suits and fines. [Read more…] about The Federal Regulations for Asbestos in School Buildings