ERAtech Environmental's staff include Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialists (AHES) certified by the Ohio Department of Health who have experience in the identification, detection and assessment of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) pursuant to the regulatory requirements of OAC 3701-34. Prior to any renovation or demolition activities, and to be in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 1101, all buildings must be inspected for the presence of asbestos.
Asbestos evaluations provided by ERAtech personnel will include an assessment of the building for all suspect ACM. All suspect materials will be sampled in a thorough and systematic manner, and submitted to a reliable laboratory participating in the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) for asbestos bulk sample analysis. Report findings shall include: Exact locations of all suspect materials; quantities; friability characteristics; and if desired; removal cost estimates. The development of feasible response actions, including removal options or operations and maintenance programs to reduce or eliminate the hazard will be discussed.
The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA, 40 CRF Part 763 Subpart E) requires that public and private elementary and high schools conduct inspections, sampling, analysis and assessment activities. Our asbestos assessment can be tailored to the AHERA guidelines if desired.