By R. Dodge Woodson
Disturbing asbestos fabrics in the course of development is a major risk that each one contractors could stumble upon. due to the insidious nature of the cloth as a healthiness chance, EPA laws require that even if a constitution is to be thoroughly demolished, asbestos (and all different dangerous fabrics) has to be got rid of by way of a certified contractor sooner than basic demolition. A building contractor considering abatement paintings must determine regulatory applicability less than one of many following: OSHA-approved kingdom application, Federal OSHA rules (applicable to the non-public quarter and sure federal staff) or OSHA-approved.
Construction Worksite Compliance consultant to Asbestos offers the contractors, development proprietors and inspectors with the present most sensible administration practices for asbestos removing and disposal equipment. choked with list, tables and "quick look up" fabrics, this handbook presents a step-by-step procedure for picking out asbestos, complying with OSHA and EPA rules in addition to the secure disposal of asbestos.
- Ascertain the presence of asbestos via testing
- Prepare the abatement plan
- Submit the plan to the kingdom, EPA or neighborhood municipality having jurisdiction
- Proper Waste Disposal techniques
- Scope of work
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Use of the water/ detergent mist will reduce the release of asbestos fibers. • Carefully cut a piece from the entire depth of the materials using, for example, a small knife, corer, or other sharp object. , a 35mm film canister, small glass or plastic vial, or high-quality resealable plastic bag). • Tightly seal the container after the sample is in it. • Carefully dispose of the plastic sheet. Use a damp paper towel to clean up any material on the outside of the container or around the area sampled.
CCALTERNATIVE APPROACHES Alternative approaches exist for dealing with various ACMs; the designer's task is to identify the method that best balances the budget, environmental risk, and longevity. The time required for residents to be out of their unit should be taken Chapter 3 • Identifying Asbestos 29 into consideration when determining the appropriate method of ACM removal. Every effort should be made to minimize the relocation time required. Requirements for procedures during abatement are defined by the applicable regulations; however, it is important to note that asbestos removal under full containment is not the only procedure allowed by regulations.
Nonfriable ACM means any material that contains more than 1 percent asbestos and cannot be pulverized under hand pressure. Nonfriable ACM is divided into two categories. Category I includes packings, gaskets, resilient floor covering, and asphalt roofing products. Category II is any nonfriable ACM not included in Category I. See Chapter 3 for more detail about the categories. Regulated asbestos-containing material (RACM) includes the following: • Friable asbestos material. • Category I nonfriable ACM that has become friable.
Construction Hazardous Materials Compliance Guide by R. Dodge Woodson