Asbestos Abatement >> Asbestos Flooring

Question 1: Are we correct that Asbestos Flooring floor tile cleaning activities (normal maintenance such as stripping and buffing operations) are covered under both the Asbestos flooring General Industry Standard (§1910.1001) and the Asbestos flooring Construction Standard (§1926.1101)? 

Answer: Yes. Both standards contain the same requirements for care of Asbestos-containing flooring material. The Asbestos Flooring requirements are at 29 CFR 1910.1001(k)(7) and 29 CFR 1926.1101(l)(3). 

Question 2: Are we correct that for normal cleaning (routine stripping and buffing) that the Asbestos flooring General Industry housekeeping procedures apply, Asbestos Flooring however the Asbestos flooring Construction Standard applies when floor tile clean-up activities are performed as a result of or incidental to a Class I, II or III job? 

Are we also correct, that asbestos flooring floor tile cleaning under the Construction standard is considered a Class IV job? Answer: Stripping or buffing asbestos flooring-containing flooring material previously soiled with asbestos flooring-containing dust or Asbestos Flooring debris from a Class I, II, or III Asbestos Flooring job is not part of the clean-up activity. 

The clean-up activity consists of picking up the debris and vacuuming up the dust. As such, Asbestos Flooring stripping or buffing asbestos flooring-containing flooring material does not come under any of the designated classes of asbestos flooring work defined in the Construction Asbestos flooring Standard. 

The stripping or buffing of asbestos flooring-containing flooring material usually comes under the scope of the General Industry Asbestos flooring Standard. However, stripping or buffing of the flooring material comes under the scope of the Construction Asbestos Flooring Standard if a construction company does it as part of the completion of a construction project. 

Question 3: Both standards discuss stripping operations and [stipulate] that low abrasion pads, wet methods, and Asbestos Flooring speeds lower than 300 rpm must be employed. If higher speed machines are used and current Negative Exposure Assessment (NEA) data exists (by TEM) showing the PEL was not exceeded, is it necessary to submit a written alternative work procedure and/or seek a variance? 

Answer: The Construction Asbestos flooring Standard does not allow the use of alternative procedures Asbestos Flooring for care of asbestos flooring-containing flooring material. The Standard makes allowances for using alternative control methods for only Class I or II asbestos flooring work. 

The fact that the asbestos flooring PELs are not exceeded when the floor stripping uses low abrasion pads at speeds greater than 300 revolutions per minute (rpm) is not a sufficient condition Asbestos Flooring to warrant the receipt of a variance permitting such use. 

In order to receive a variance, Asbestos Flooring the employer must have implemented some means of maintaining asbestos flooring aerosol levels in the employees' breathing zones at levels equal to or less than the levels occurring at speeds lower than 300 rpm. Question 4: While the Construction Standard discusses submitting alternative work procedures, the General Industry Standard does not. 

How does one handle an alternative work procedure regarding the General Industry Standard? Answer: As we noted in our reply to your third question, Asbestos Flooring the Construction Asbestos flooring Standard makes allowances for alternative control methods for only Class I or II asbestos flooring work. 

Therefore, whether the stripping or buffing of asbestos flooring-containing flooring material is covered by the Construction Asbestos flooring Standard or the General Industry Asbestos Flooring Standard, Asbestos Flooring the employer who wishes to use alternative stripping or buffing procedures must seek a permanent variance.

Cleanup After Hurricane Damage

Health Effects of Exposure to Water-Damaged New Orleans Homes Six Months After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Objectives.We investigated the relation between respiratory symptoms and exposure to water-damaged homes and Water Damage Cleanup After Hurricane Damage the effect of respirator use in post hurricane New Orleans, Louisiana  read more..

Tropical Hurricane Hugo Storm Damage

Hurricane Hugo in 1989 was the most powerful Wind Damage Tropical Hurricane Hugo Storm Damage and rainstorm to hit the United States since 1969 when Camille hit the Gulf Coast. Hugo was disastrous and caused extensive residential wind damage, widespread lifeline annihilation, and massive timber devastation in South Carolina. The rainst  read more..

Mold Remediation

After there is a fire and the Fire Damage Mold Remediation building has become saturated with water, then the presence of mold has become a major area of concern related to health in our indoor environment. Molds can be an important part of the natural environment and they have been around since the beginning of tim  read more..

They Might Have Used The Property For A Meth Lab

 
Locating septic systems can be accomplished by using the as-built drawing, which istypically on file with the local health department. Th  read more..

Problems With Plumbing Smells

Evaluation of Odors from Sewer Pipes On-Line TRS Analyzer An on-line TRS analyzer was installed at a manhole in each study site. The head space gas of each manhole was collected once every five min and was fed into the TRS analyzer. The TRS analyzer thermally oxidizes reduced sulfur compounds in a s  read more..

White Mold

Toxic White molds Some mold, such as Aspergillus versicolor and Stachybotrys atra (chartarum), are known to produce potent toxins under certain circumstances. Although some mycotoxins are well known to affect humans and have been shown to be responsible for human health effects, for many mycotoxins,  read more..

Storm Damage

When a storm has moved into an area, whether it's a tornado or hurricane and creates Document restoration Storm Damage to a library, a school or a business that have an extensive amount of document material, and this material has sustained a significant amount of damage it will need to be restored. There is a certain proc  read more..

How Do I Get Help For Animal Hoarding

This study issue was suggested by Council member Moylan at the November 29, 201 1 City Council meeting. It was proposed after staff presented RTC number 11-253 "Proposed Ordinance Allowing Neighborhood Preservation to More Effectively Address Blighted and Vacant Properties." The proposed ordinance p  read more..

Written Protocols For Lead Abatement

In electronics, gray iron foundries, ink manufacture, paints and coatings manufacture, wallpaper manufacture, can manufacture, and printing, the date is March 7, 1983; in secondary lead smelting and battery manufacturing, the deadline is March 7, 1983; in primary lead production, it is March 7, 1982  read more..

Carpet Steam Cleaning Tips

Run the system fans continuously to encourage air movement throughout the facility and in rooms housing wet materials All wet carpeting and furniture should be removed from areas where materials are airdrying and/or being packed for drying offsite.. Use of fans and dehumidifiers Water-soaked mater  read more..