Get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your building complies with local, state, and national regulations regarding asbestos.
Prior to 1989, asbestos was hailed as a natural wonder and prized as a construction material due to its natural ability to resist heat and moisture. Manufacturers used it in all manner of construction materials, from insulation and adhesives to paint and vinyl. However, after it was discovered that when asbestos particles become airborne, they can lodge in your lungs and cause serious health problems, the material was banned from new construction materials. Unfortunately, it was so widely used that most buildings constructed before the ban are likely to contain at least some asbestos. Because of this, workplaces must follow specific asbestos compliance guidelines to ensure their employees’ safety and health.
There are a few key elements of asbestos compliance that you need to know about if you own a building that was constructed prior to the late 1980s. One of the main things to be aware of is that OSHA and the EPA have their own sets of guidelines, and there are also state and local regulations in place. Hence, you need to comply with them all. You should also know that it is never a good idea to try to handle asbestos on your own since the airborne particles are what cause adverse effects. Always leave the removal process to trained professionals who have the correct gear to remove it safely.
At Coastal Air Assessments, our goal is to help you achieve compliance through our asbestos surveys and testing services. We can also work with you to create a plan for the next steps if we discover asbestos within your workplace. If you’re concerned about meeting asbestos compliance guidelines, we encourage you to contact our team to learn more about the testing we can do at your West Palm Beach, Florida building.
At Coastal Air Assessments, we provide information about asbestos compliance for customers in West Palm Beach, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Hobe Sound, Port St. Lucie, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.