Asbestos is a mineral found in certain kinds of rock formations. It makes an excellent insulation material and is heat, fire, and corrosion resistant. Asbestos exposure may cause asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Asbestos fibers are durable and can lodge and remain in the body for many years. Diseases caused by asbestos may not show symptoms for 20 years after exposure. A safe exposure threshold for asbestos has not been established, but the risk of disease generally increases with the length and amount of exposure.
Potential sources of asbestos exposure include pipe insulation, boiler insulation, welding curtains, corrugated paper products used for insulating against heat or cold, caulking putties, adhesives, joint compounds, floor tiles, linoleum, acoustical plaster and ceiling tiles.
Undisturbed asbestos generally does not pose a health risk. Human exposure only occurs when asbestos is disturbed causing fibers to be released into the air and then inhaled.
ProActive Environmental has a professional staff of Industrial Hygienist that can come to your site and investigate potential hazardous materials.
- Air sampling for known and unknown contaminants for various commercial office buildings in New York City.
- Large scale and localized investigative surveys and hazard assessments. Preparation of abatement designs for occupied tenant spaces, public access spaces, and mechanical spaces. Complex designs incorporating multiple phases and work areas, as well as the use of staging and scaffolding, to minimize the disruption to building tenants, assure worker safety, and to allow for normal business operations to proceed.
- Specialized design work has included projects in utility shafts, active high pressure/temperature steam stations, as well as electrical closets and high voltage switch-gear equipment rooms.
- Conducted an investigative survey to identify all asbestos-containing material present in areas planned for major renovations on multiple stories of a 500,000+ square foot occupied office building. Made recommendations for dealing with asbestos to minimize potential exposure during the remodeling.
- Developed and implemented training, respiratory protection, and medical surveillance programs for New York City employees working with asbestos, in various buildings throughout City.
If you are looking for a cost-effective, reliable and professional consultant team for any type of market, contact Jeff Bodell at 917-620-5546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.