Are you aware of the rules and regulations for testing materials such as wallboard, texture, and floor coverings prior to performing any demolition work?
On the latest episode of The DYOJO Podcast (#83) we discuss the importance of identifying and mitigating hazards during water and fire damage restoration projects. There are broad rules such as those in the OSHA General Duty Clause,
"The General Duty Clause from the OSHA Act of 1970 requires that, in addition to compliance with hazard-specific standards, all employers provide a work environment "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm."
There are also many specific rules regarding lead and asbestos sampling which are regulated by various entities such as Labor and Industries (LNI) in Washington State.
We discuss some of these elements further in a recent article from The DYOJO Blog - thedyojo.com/blog/asbestos-testing-requirements-for-water-damage
Many of the safety practices that contractors follow for mold remediation originate with asbestos abatement protocols. We discuss some of the resources for these topics including:
Project your team members, your customers, and your organization by educating yourself and your clients on the best practices and regulatory compliance associated with property restoration.
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7/21/2022 06:49:25 am
I've heard that asbestos can be a serious problem, and I live in a pretty old home, so I'm starting to become nervous about it. It makes sense that I would want to get a professional to inspect my home for it! They would be able to see if there's any issues with that kind of thing.
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