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  • 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. ...

  • Protecting Workers From Asbestos

    However, repair, renovation, and demolition operations often generate airborne asbestos, a mineral fiber that can cause chronic lung disease or cancer. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed regulations designed to protect cleanup workers from asbestos hazards. OSHA’s Standards for Asbestos The work of flood cleanup personnel involves the repair, renovation, ...

  • 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. ...

  • EnviroVantage-experts in asbestos abatement

    Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals with long, thin fibrous crystals. It was sometimes referred to as the 'miracle mineral' because of its beneficial properties such as insulation and fire protection. In the U.S., chrysotile has been the type of asbestos used most commonly. Its long fibers are often found in a wide variety of materials such as vinyl floor tiles, mastic, sheetrock, ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • Asbestos: Eliminating the Threat

    While asbestos dangers are well documented, history has long avoided eliminating the threat it poses to human health. We are starting to progress in our waste habits by recycling different streams of waste and using closed landfills constructively. Composting food waste and recycling plastics, glass, metals, cardboard and newspapers is our way of life. We are ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Asbestos: A final chapter?

    In mid-June, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald of the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh is scheduled to convene her court and hold confirmation hearings on a complex, $1 billion reorganization plan for Federal-Mogul Corp., the ...

  • 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

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • 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

  • Firefighters may be exposed to asbestos battling fires

    EMSL Analytical can quickly test to determine the presence of asbestos in old buildings that catch fire and release the dangerous fibers into the air. Firefighters are regularly exposed to the dangers of extreme heat, fire and smoke, but new concerns over asbestos exposure have recently come to light. Although firefighters typically wear air masks connected to air canisters when battling a ...


  • Optimism about a federal solution to asbestos litigation fades

    Desprte months of negotiations involving labor, trial lawyers, insurers, businesses and senators, a federal solution to costly asbestos litigation clogging the nation’s c o w still seems elusive.  There was optimism last year among the vanous parties to this debate that consensus could be found on how to deal with the massive number of asbestos claims that have led to business bankruptcies, ...

  • Forgotten asbestos mine sickens Indian villagers

    Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages that are home to thousands in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind. In Roro Village and nearby settlements, people who never worked in the mines are dying of lung disease. ...


    By Associated Press

  • Asbestos in Buildings: Practical Guidelines for Building Owners

    Practical guidelines for building owners Overview Friable asbestos-containing materials are present in many public and commercial buildings, schools and factories built before the mid-70's. Regulations in Ontario and some other provinces require building owners and property managers to put in place asbestos control programs, once they are aware of the presence of friable asbestos-containing ...


  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • 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

  • Bournemouth Airport (2) – Case Study

    Project Highlights Asbestos Awareness Lecturing Type 1,2 and 3 asbestos surveys Creation of asbestos removal specification Generating independent quotations Independently generating best ‘fit’ for client Asbestos Removal Project management Asbestos air ...

  • Control Technique Dynamics Limited – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem managed and offered the complete package at the best price to fit the clients time restraints and allowing continued unaffected work within the factory. Envirochem utilised asbestos licensed scaffolders, electricians, ceiling fixers, and asbestos removers. Keeping the continuation of the project and overflow of ...

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Environmental Consulting case study

    Service(s) performed: This project included Preliminary Design/Budgeting, Asbestos Survey, Project Manuals (work procedures and drawings), Bidding Assistance, Project Management, Work Observations/Air Monitoring, Final Air Clearance, Fireproofing Testing, Final Report, Abatement Log Drawings and Operation and Maintenance Program. Summary: Our ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

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