The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) says one thing—OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) says another. Sampling variance can certainly trip you up when it comes to compliance. So what exactly do you have to consider when it comes time to sample for asbestos?
Asbestos projects containing building materials with greater than 1% asbestos are regulated by the U.S. EPA. So, if your building comes back with lower asbestos amounts, you’re off the hook, right? Not so fast. Projects with any amount of asbestos are still covered by OSHA worker prot
Asbestos has been used in the manufacture of building materials and other products for centuries because of its resistance to heat and corrosion. It has especially been favored in construction for fireproofing and insulation. However, in recent years asbestos has mostly become known f
We have certainly experienced a wet winter and spring. When it’s wet outside, most of us look for telltale signs of a moisture problem like water infiltration or flooding. But did you know that excess moisture can affect your building and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in less obvious ways?
Think back to the last construction or maintenance project at your hospital. Were you nervous about infection control problems? Wondering if you’d installed all the necessary control measures? Probably. But it seemed like the only option was to cross your fingers and pray that everyth
Remember a while ago when we were talking about Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and Building-Related Illnesses (BRI)? (If not, here’s the article.) We discussed how modern tightly-sealed buildings can produce systematic indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Proper ventilation and HVAC contr
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