asbestos management News

  • Updated guidance on managing asbestos risks

    Updated guidance is now available to help those responsible for managing the risks from asbestos best protect those workers who may disturb it. 'Asbestos: The survey guide' is aimed at those who commission asbestos surveys, the surveyors who carry them out and those who use them such as architects and demolition or removal contractors. It replaces the MDHS 100 guidance and sets out the role of ...

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Awarded Asbestos Abatement Project Management Services

    Hygieneering, Inc.’s asbestos group has been awarded a project management contract from large commercial office building in downtown Chicago.  The project will involve the design and management of asbestos containing fireproofing in support of the building 2012 renovations. Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Lawsuit Alleges Property Management Company Tried to Covered Up Asbestos Hazards

    Recently, Oregon’s KOIN broadcast a report about a $40 million lawsuit that has been filed against a Portland property management company. According to their reporting, a renovation project at a 291 unit complex uncovered asbestos in the walls back in May of this year. The lawsuit alleges the property management company was made aware of the situation, but did not take the necessary steps ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Working safely with asbestos – update

    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its Approved Code of Practice and guidance on working safely with asbestos. The change involves combining two Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP) into one. As such, ACOP L127 (The management of asbestos in non-domestic premises) and ACOP L143 (Work with materials containing asbestos) are now both consolidated into the revised ACOP L143 (Managing and ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • ESG offers enhanced asbestos services

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has extended its range of UKAS accredited services for analysing asbestos in soils, to include aggregates. ESG now offers a comprehensive three-stage quantification service, using UKAS accredited methods developed in-house, which covers: 1. Screening ...

  • ARI presents at European Asbestos Forum

    ARI Global Technologies is due to present at the European Asbestos Forum on 26th September to raise awareness of its innovative technology for recycling asbestos waste. ARI Global Technologies, which is owned and managed by Windsor Integrated Services Group has an innovative patented technology that is setting a worldwide ...

  • Monitoring the asbestos threat in UK schools

    In autumn 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that there was the potential for asbestos fibres to be released in particular circumstances in CLASP (system built) schools. HSE therefore,took immediate and positive action, advising all relevant dutyholders to visually check their CLASP (system built) school buildings and, where necessary, to seal gaps in column casings using ...

  • Asbestos offences cost couple 80,397GBP

    Two waste operators who ran an illegal site in Benfleet have today (Fri) been ordered to hand over 80,397GBP compensation, confiscation and fines by Chelmsford Crown Court. A1 Bins and Waste Ltd’s director David John Tuffen and manager Nigel Lee Hickman were given suspended prison sentences in February after Chelmsford Crown Court heard that the company illegally stored waste at Towerfields ...

  • Asbestos deaths still rising in trades

    It kills 20 tradesmen a week and more than 4,000 people a year - more than the number of deaths from road accidents - but many workers are still unaware of the dangers of asbestos. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has launched a nationwide campaign highlighting the risks faced by tradesmen in a bid to cut the rising number of deaths from asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma. The ...

  • Leading Asbestos Laboratory Helps Building Owners & Tenants Battle Asbestos Dangers

    EMSL Analytical offers asbestos testing solutions to environmental professionals, the general public and property owners and managers to protect against airborne asbestos fibers. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 7th, 2010 It has been proven from countless scientific studies that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Freeing Europe safely from asbestos

    On 24 June 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) will be hosting a joint conference "Freeing Europe safely from asbestos" to discuss the continuing widespread risk of asbestos exposure to Europe's citizens and the steps that need to be taken to reduce it over the coming years. This event will be a follow-up action to the ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Approves EMSL Asbestos Building Inspector and Management Planner Refresher Courses

    EMSL Analytical is proud of receiving a prestigious accreditation by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to offer asbestos refresher courses for building inspectors and management planners. The courses will take place at EMSL’s headquarters, located at 200 Route 130 Cinnaminson, New Jersey 08077. The asbestos training courses will fulfill the requirements held by the State of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illinois construction companies, manager face nearly $2M in fines for exposing workers to known asbestos hazards

    As they did the hard work of removing floor tiles, insulation and other materials at what was once an elementary school, employees of two Illinois companies were unaware that they were exposed to deadly asbestos fibers. An investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found that Joseph Kehrer, Kehrer Brothers Construction and a ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • EMLab P&K Opens Atlanta Asbestos Lab With NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the opening of its asbestos lab in Atlanta, Georgia and accreditation by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 201060-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K’s Naperville Asbestos Lab Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K announces the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Naperville, Illinois by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500061-0). EMLab P&K now has eleven (11) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos analysis.   EMLab P&K’s Naperville lab is located at: 1979 N. Mill Street, Suite 102, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K's Denver Asbestos Lab Receives NVLAP Accreditation for Asbestos Analysis

    EMLab P&K announces the accreditation of its asbestos lab in Denver, Colorado by the National Volunteer Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for PLM bulk asbestos analysis (NVLAP Lab Code 500053-0). EMLab P&K now has ten (10) NVLAP-accredited laboratories for asbestos analysis. The Denver lab is also registered with the state of Colorado as an asbestos laboratory through ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Olivet Management faces $2.3M in OSHA fines for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site

    Olivet Management LLC, a real estate development and management company that owns the former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in the Wingdale section of Dover Plains, N.Y., faces a total of $2,359,000 in proposed fines from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company has been cited for exposing its own employees, as well as employees for 13 ...

  • Nevada charter schools to comply with asbestos regulations

    As a result of the EPA’s inspections, the schools have hired accredited inspectors to prepare a management plan for each school, and conduct further inspections. Under AHERA, local education agencies must appoint a designated person who is trained to oversee asbestos activities and ensure compliance with federal regulations. Finally, schools with asbestos-containing materials must conduct ...

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