Asbestos Abatement News

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Still Pose Hazards in Puerto Rico

    In Puerto Rico and across much of the Caribbean, chrysotile is one of the most frequently found forms of asbestos. Chrysotile is just one of six asbestos and asbestiform minerals that regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recognize. In addition to chrysotile, the others include actinolite, ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • White Paper Discussing Dust Control during Construction and Remediation Projects Coming Soon

    Recently, Bad Axe Products, LLC, commissioned a white paper to benefit the construction, restoration, remediation, and commercial cleaning industries. Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP, Chief Executive Officer of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc., was tasked with creating a document that would clearly define effective methods for particulate control in the indoor environment. Mr. Pinto was ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Exposures in New York City are Still a Major Health Concern

    Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about a rise in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. Detailed in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the number of annual deaths in the United States due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. Malignant mesothelioma is ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Exposure to Asbestos Still a Major Health Issue in Puerto Rico

    In early March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about an increase in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. The rise in deaths was detailed in the CDC’sMorbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. It showed the number of annual deaths due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. People diagnosed with ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Rising cost of asbestos disposal causes industry concern

    The asbestos removal industry is concerned about the rising cost associated with asbestos disposal according to a recent survey carried out by sister company Windsor Waste Management (WWM).  The industry-wide survey carried out in conjunction with ACAD last summer and reported at the end of 2016 looked at the challenges facing the asbestos removal industry and in particular ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • WISG wins innovation 50 award

    Windsor Integrated Services Group (WISG), of which ARI Global Technologies is a part of, has been recognised as one of the 50 most innovative companies in Essex receiving an Innovation 50 award. Innovation 50 is a joint initiative between Essex County Council’s Essex Innovation Programme (EIP) and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) to support business growth ...


    By ARI Technologies, Inc

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York

    Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.   Asbestos-containing materials can still be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Still Lurks in Many Commercial and Residential Properties in Puerto Rico

    Asbestos was used for decades in many building products found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. It is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that when added to building products, offers desirable attributes such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, acoustical dampening, thermal insulation and fire resistance.   It is most likely to be found in homes and buildings constructed ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ARI appoints Australasia representative

    ARI has appointed a representative, Wayne Loane, to capitalise on building facilities and sublicensing opportunities across Australasia.  Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry and developed the innovative Hazibag in Australia to contain and transport asbestos and other hazardous waste.  With his new role, Wayne will be ...

  • Indoor Environmental Consultants Celebrates 15 Years of Service in Texas and the Gulf Coast

    In 2001, a group of the leading building science, indoor air quality, environmental, and microbiology professionals officially opened the doors at Indoor Environmental Consultants, Inc. (IEC). The environmental consulting firm quickly made a name for themselves in their home state of Texas and across the Gulf Coast.   Today, IEC is the area’s premier ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Facility Managers in Puerto Rico Provided Solutions to Resolve Indoor Allergy Complaints

    Employees that develop allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment are likely being exposed to indoor allergens.  When a worker recognizes that this appears to be what is going on, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department about their concerns.    In many circumstances, the facility ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Zimmetry Environmental Shares the EPA’s 10 Things to Know about Mold with Residents of Puerto Rico

    There can be mold contamination issues almost anywhere that people live and work, but this is especially true in places with tropical climates that are subject to elevated humidity levels, hurricanes and tropical storms. Fortunately, today most people recognize that living, working or going to school in an environment with elevated mold levels can impact their health. The presence of mold can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Protecting New York’s Workers and Families from Secondhand Asbestos Hazards

    Throughout New York and the tri-state area there are still countless residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties with asbestos-containing materials. There are also a number of industries where workers may come into contact with asbestos during their daily activities. Due to the unique properties found in asbestos, these minerals were used for decades in thousands ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Asbestos products and waste: new classification system developed

    Researchers have presented a comprehensive new classification manual of asbestos-containing products (ACP), materials (ACM) and waste (ACW) in a recent study. They also mapped suitable landfill sites for the proper disposal of ACW in Italy and developed guidance on assigning ACW to correct European Waste Catalogue (EWC) codes. The research will help operators engaged in asbestos waste disposal ...

  • Protecting Workers’ Families from Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace. WHO estimates that 107,000 die each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures and that one in three deaths from occupational cancer is caused by asbestos.   Workers are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Confined Space Training in London

    Any team working in a confined space must have the correct training. Safety is obviously a huge factor when working in this type of environment. Sadly, every year people are killed or injured when working in confined spaces, and London is no exception. Whether it’s an underground vault, sewage or service tunnel, Civil Engineering Safety Limited can deliver the correct training for your ...


    By Civil Engineering Safety Ltd

  • Workers in Some Industries Could Expose Family Members to Asbestos

    Several years ago, an Oakland, California jury awarded over $27 million in compensation to an elderly couple. A lawsuit had been filed because the wife of a man who worked with asbestos insulation years before developed mesothelioma. The couple claimed her condition was due to her husband exposing her to asbestos fibers he inadvertently brought into their home. This type of exposure to family ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Action Mesothelioma Day

    Fight back against asbestos cancer The 1st July 2016 is Mesothelioma action day. Mesothelioma day is about raising awareness and funding for research to allow us to start fighting back. Mesothelioma is a cancer that grows in the pleural membrane between the lungs and the chest wall. This type of cancer is deadly and there is no cure. The average life ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Risks for Families of Some Workers in Puerto Rico

    Due to the unique properties found in asbestos, it was used for decades in thousands of commercial products and building materials. While asbestos-containing materials may have many beneficial attributes, they can also release fibers into the air when they are disturbed and as they age and become friable. Asbestos fibers cannot be seen with the naked eye so ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

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