The Mack Group, LLC has developed this page to try to answer some of the questions our clients ask regarding means, methods, and costs regarding asbestos abatement, asbestos removal, floor covering removal, interior demolition, remediation, decontamination, and mold cleanup.
What are typical asbestos removal and abatement costs?
There are no typical asbestos costs as each project is unique. Factors that affect the cost for proper removal and disposal include location of the asbestos containing materials (is it elevated, in a crawlspace, etc.), composition (i.e. floor tile, transite, insulation, etc.), distance to nearest landfill.
Asbestos Abatement Search – OSHA. Visit Link. Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents regarding asbestos.
Asbestos Evaluating Exposure. Visit Link. Determinations of employee exposure shall be made from breathing zone air samples that are representative of the 8-hour TWA and 30-minute short-term exposures of each employee.
Asbestos Hazards – OSHA. Visit Link. Asbestos workers have increased chances of getting two principal types of cancer: cancer of the lung tissue itself and mesothelioma, a cancer of the thin membrane that surrounds the lung and other internal organs.
For your information, The Mack Group, LLC has compiled the following glossary of asbestos abatement and removal terms and terminology to assist our clients. AHERA – The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, passed by Congress in 1986. CERCLA – The Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act which is also known as the “Superfund.” EPA – The United States Environmental Protection Agency. EHSD – Environmental Health and Safety Division, U.S. EPA. Friable Asbestos Material – Any material containing more than one percent asbestos, as determined using the method specified in Appendix A, subpart F 40 CFR.
Asbestos – Definition: Asbestos – a fibrous amphibole; used for making fireproof articles; inhaling fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer.Asbestos-Related Words: Amphibole – a mineral or mineral variety belonging to the amphibole group.Chrysotile – a gray or green fibrous mineral; an important source of commercial asbestos.Tremolite – a white or pale green mineral (calcium magnesium silicate) of the amphibole group used as a form of asbestos.Asbestos Facts:Asbestos is a family of naturally occurring minerals, found in serpentinite and other metamorphic rock. Because of its strength and resistance to heat, asbestos was used for insulation, heat resistant clothing, roofing and fire proofing. It was also used as an additive to ease the manufacture…