Asbestos is a well recognized health hazard and is highly regulated. An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
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Safety Partners employs several full time inspectors, who are licenced in multiple states. We do not remove asbestos, but we can sample, inform, and connect you with licensed abatement contractors.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration requires assessment of employee exposure, labeling, personal protective equipment, and other controls, when working with asbestos.
Through an inspection, we will determine the presence of asbestos in your home or work place; assess its physical condition; quantify the amounts present. Reports will include tables, drawings, photographs, and explanations you need to understand how to address asbestos hazards.
We provide professional asbestos consulting services related to compliance, disclosure, assessment, project management, design, litigation, and safety.
The Illinois Evironmental Protection Agency requires asbestos inspections before renovation or demolition of public, commercial, and some industrial building persuant to the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) under the Clean Air Act.
The Illinois Department of Health regulates asbestos abatement in public and commercial buildings and schools as well as licensure of asbestos professionals.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires inspection of asbestos in schools; sets rules of asbestos ban; regulates the training criteria for asbestos professionals; that includes asbestos under toxic substance regulations.
The Missouri Department of Natural Recources requires asbestos insoections before renovation or demolition of public, commercial, and some industrial buildings pursuant to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NASHAP).
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health provide a range asbestos research, guidance, information, and service.