ASBESTOS INSPECTION

Asbestos in School Facilities

This rule requires local education agencies to identify friable and nonfriable asbestos-containing material (ACM) in public and private elementary and secondary schools by visually inspecting school buildings for such materials, sampling such materials if they are not assumed to be ACM, and having samples analyzed by appropriate techniques referred to in this rule. The rule requires local education agencies to submit management plans to the Governor of their State by October 12, 1988, begin to implement the plans by July 9, 1989, and complete implementation of the plans in a timely fashion. In addition, local education agencies are required to use persons who have been accredited to conduct inspections, reinspections, develop management plans, or perform response actions. The rule also includes recordkeeping requirements. Local education agencies may contractually delegate their duties under this rule, but they remain responsible for the proper performance of those duties.

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Asbestos in Commercial Renovations

Asbestos regulations stipulate that prior to any renovation or repair to a commercial building built prior to 1980 that a full Asbestos Inspection in accordance with AHERA Part 763 be conducted. OSHA requires building owners to inform all potential contractors and subcontractors who may be working on the site and come into contact with potential asbestos containing building materials, of the presence and location of all asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) which will be or have the potential to be disturbed during renovation or repair operations. All asbestos containing building materials must be abated by a qualified abatement contractor prior to any of the work being completed.

If any materials to be disturbed by the renovation or repair operation have not been tested for asbestos, or the building owner does not have documentation indicating that the materials are not asbestos containing, for all buildings built prior to 1980, the building owner must assume that they are asbestos containing and make notification as if they are asbestos containing.  A full survey of the expected work area with testing of suspected materials, can reduce the liability to the building owner by creating documentation outlining which building materials do not contain asbestos, and reduce building costs.

As a licensed Asbestos Inspector, we can help you determine which materials are or are not asbestos containing by conducting an inspection of the building as outlined in AHERA Part 763. In order to help minimize cost, we will examine the plans and limit our survey to the areas that will be affected by the planned renovations, so that you are protected from fines but do not spend money on unneeded testing. 

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Asbestos in Institutional Renovations

Asbestos regulations stipulate that prior to any renovation or repair to an institutional building built prior to 1980 that a full Asbestos Inspection in accordance with AHERA Part 763 be conducted. OSHA requires building owners to inform all potential contractors and subcontractors who may be working on the site and come into contact with potential asbestos containing building materials, of the presence and location of all asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) which will be or have the potential to be disturbed during renovation or repair operations. All asbestos containing building materials must be abated by a qualified abatement contractor prior to any of the work being completed.

If any materials to be disturbed by the renovation or repair operation have not been tested for asbestos, or the building owner does not have documentation indicating that the materials are not asbestos containing, for all buildings built prior to 1980, the building owner must assume that they are asbestos containing and make notification as if they are asbestos containing.  A full survey of the expected work area with testing of suspected materials, can reduce the liability to the building owner by creating documentation outlining which building materials do not contain asbestos, and reduce building costs.

As a licensed Asbestos Inspector, we can help you determine which materials are or are not asbestos containing by conducting an inspection of the building as outlined in AHERA Part 763. In order to help minimize cost, we will examine the plans and limit our survey to the areas that will be affected by the planned renovations, so that you are protected from fines but do not spend money on unneeded testing. 

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Residential Asbestos Materials Sampling

There is currently no regulation requiring sampling of suspected materials in residential construction, however many homeowners find peace of mind in testing suspected materials that may be disturbed by planned renovations or careless contractors and contaminate their homes. As a licensed asbestos inspector, we can help you test concerning materials in your home, so that you can better protect your family. 

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