One of the most predominant concerns of both industrial and commercial facility owners today, is occupational exposure to asbestos. In recent years, lenders, investors and property management firms have also been impacted by Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). Costly litigation and property devaluation are the primary motive for implementation of asbestos management. Asbestos material can be managed effectively with the assistance of qualified, experienced professionals.
Including systematic bulk sampling surveys, project specifications and enforcement fo asbestos abatement, and preperation of a baseline air monitoring program for on-site analysis. We provide all services usually associated with asbestos, except actual asbestos remediation.
INSPECTION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT
To determine the presence of asbestos material, a thorough inspection of the specific area or facility must be conducted. Qualified inspectors, using established protocols, inspect and collect samples of suspect materials for laboratory analysis. Any asbestos containing materials identified will be evaluated for its potential release of fibers to the air. Upon completion of the survey, a final report will be issued that clearly explains how the inspection was conducted, the type and condition of the ACM and a hazard assessment relative to employee exposure and recommendations for control and/or corrective actions. Federal and state regulations require the inspection of commercial buildings prior to renovation or demolition.
ABATEMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
If abatement is elected, comprehensive program management begins with project design. Plans and specifications for abatement are developed to assure safe, cost effective elimination of the potential hazard. Bid solicitation and contractor evaluation is then followed by the actual abatement activity. All Points Environmental acts as the owner’s representative to protect the owner’s interest through pre-abatement site condition assessment, observation and comprehensive documentation of all the project related activities. This is provided to the owner following abatement activities. Accurate, credible records afford the best protection against future liabilities.
OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
An Operations and Maintenance (O & M) program is a site specific formulated plan of training, cleaning, work practices and surveillance to maintain asbestos containing materials in good condition and thereby neighboring occupational exposure. 0 & M programs are established following an initial inspection to locate and assess the condition of the ACM. 0 & M programs offer an effective alternative to abatement when the identified materials are in good condition and not routinely subject to disturbance and fiber release.