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
The compliance deadline for OSHA’s Final Rule on Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure is suddenly upon us. With less than two weeks left, it’s time to make sure you have all your bases covered. Here’s an overview of the new requirements of the final rule and key facts you should kno
OSHA has released its final rule occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This silica standard will protect more than 2 million workers who are at risk for exposure to respirable crystalline silica in the workplace, but it will also come at a cost to employers. Here’s a
In the past few years The Joint Commission (TJC) has placed new emphasis on the importance of building management systems in improving patient safety, and has started to incorporate these systems into their standards. As the Joint Commission becomes more involved in regulating these s
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