asbestos containment Articles

  • Southampton General Hospital – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem work very closely with the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and their chosen contractors to assist in the management of asbestos containing materials within all buildings owned and managed by the trust. Project ...

  • Congress makes progress removing asbestos from the environment

    The financial burden borne by the taxpayer due to asbestos containing materials (ACM) that have been installed throughout the 20th century in American factories, power generating plants, schools, homes and military ships and bases, constitute one of the largest environmental and health challenges facing our country today and in the future. It is estimated that 100,000 individuals die each year ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Case study - What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in thousands of consumer, industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building products. ...

  • Bournemouth Airport – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem are responsible for organising all consultant and analytical works relating to the removal of all asbestos containing materials from a busy working airport. Our work and advice ensured that the airport maintained its high standards and the airports customers and staff are able to operate in a safe and ...

  • USPS Yonkers east post office, asbestos roof abatement Westchester district Yonkers, New York

    The Yonkers East Station Post Office was the subject of an expansion and renovation project, which increased the available floor space by about 50 percent. As part of the expansion the existing asbestos roofing system, built-up asbestos containing felt and tar with gravel ballast, was disturbed. The construction required the modification of the parapets and it was specified that the existing roof ...


    By GEA Engineering PC

  • Is 1980 an appropriate end date for asbestos use?

    In the construction industry, we use certain years as the end date in determining if a building was constructed with asbestos containing materials.  In New York State, the Department of Labor, which regulates asbestos abatement, uses the year 1974.  While the federal government, under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation 1926.1101 (k) (1), requires ...


    By Future Environment Designs

  • Bolderwood Campus Southampton – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem were responsible for organising all consultant and analytical works relating to the removal of all asbestos containing materials from a busy biomedical sciences facility. Our work and advice ensured that both the university and demolition contractor were able to proceed with their building project within a ...

  • Asbestos is still with us: repeat call for a universal ban

    All forms of asbestos are proven human carcinogens. All forms of asbestos cause malignant mesothelioma and lung, laryngeal and ovarian cancers, and may cause gastrointestinal and other cancers. No exposure to asbestos is without risk. Nonetheless, a large number of countries still use, import and export asbestos and asbestos-containing products. And in many countries that have banned other forms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into cloth. ...

  • How to Deal with Asbestos Exposure in your Workplace – Advice for Industrial Building Owners

    Building owners play one of the primary roles in preventing asbestos exposure at the workplace. When constructing a building – or leasing out an existing facility that contains asbestos – building owners can take several steps that ensure safety on the premesis. Only purchase asbestos-free building materials for ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Asbestos in the Home and School

    This section discusses the presence of asbestos in houses, rental apartments, schools and other public buildings, and has a list of useful EPA contacts.   Does Your House Contain Asbestos? ...

  • Is Waste Going to be Our Apocalypse Without a Noah’s Ark to Save Us?

    Human beings have been dumping waste in water, including the ocean, since before the Agricultural Age. The Industrial Age brought with it new materials to dump, chemical wastes and by-products. Some materials are dumped into rivers and find their way to the ocean by running downstream. Other materials are dumped directly into the ocean from boats. Plastic is a harmful pollutant that does not ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Langstone Technology Park – Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 10 years, Envirochem have been responsible for managing the asbestos at Langstone Technology Park, including the reassessment of the Asbestos containing materials, organising remedial and asbestos removal work, along with analytical monitoring during these works and the provision of asbestos awareness ...

  • Carcinogens are Cancer Causing Chemicals

    What’s at Stake? A carcinogen is any substance that can cause cancer. They are chronic toxins that cause damage after repeated or long-term exposure. For some people, the workplace can be a source of exposure to some carcinogens, such as asbestos, benzene, or formaldehyde. What’s the Danger? Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid with a sweet ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Asbestos and Other Hazardous Wastes

    Asbestos has been used in products since the first century as tablecloths, candle wicks, blankets, etc. At that time the advice to slave owners: do not buy slaves who had worked in an asbestos mine, because they died prematurely. In the early 18th century asbestos started to be used in building materials and continued in the United States until its use in building materials started to be banned ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Asbestos, lead-based paint, hazardous materials case study

    Service(s) performed: Construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing for 49 residential buildings Summary: Our environmental experts performed construction management for hazardous materials abatement, building demolition and site clearing project for a 49 building residential development scheduled for ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.” The EPA goes on to report, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Increasing asbestos awareness as a preventative measure

    Asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties. In the past, the substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing, to name a few. When asbestos containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If these ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Global Site Decommissioning - Case Study

    Challenge: A global oil and gas company required final decommissioning at a former terminal and blending facility that had been idle for almost a decade. The 2.5 acre site, located in South Africa, required the removal of all above and below ground structures, underground utilities, process equipment, buildings, concrete slabs and foundations. The objective of ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Asbestos Business is Booming – But from the Wrong End

    I eat dinner somewhere between 8:30pm and 9:30pm most nights. Burned out from starting my Blackberry at 6 a.m. and shutting it down at 12 a.m., as well as sitting in front of the computer all day, I do workout, important for everyone to do, and I do speak with my wife, also important, but I tend to watch brainless television while I eat, as well as keep my Blackberry turned on. I switched ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

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