What is asbestos and why is it bad?
Asbestos is a common term for a specific group of naturally occurring mineral fibers. Due to its durability and insulating quality, it was used in a wide variety of building products including:
- Structural Fireproofing
- Pipe and Duct Insulation
- Floor Tile
Adverse health effects have been associated with the inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers by asbestos industry workers.
Beginning of health regulations regarding asbestos
By June, 1978, the United States Environmental Protection Agency had effectively banned the use of asbestos in products such as spray-applied structural fireproofing, acoustical ceilings, pipe-lagging, and joint compounds.
Federal and state regulations require building owners to identify, manage, and abate asbestos-containing materials (ACM), ensuring occupant and worker protection.
Kyron can help with asbestos issues
Kyron excels in the development and implementation of asbestos management and abatement programs for commercial, municipal, and industrial facilities. Kyron is staffed with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) certified asbestos building inspectors, management planners, supervisors, and project designers.
Kyron provides thorough, practical and usable asbestos inspections, project design, project management, and Operations & Maintenance programs. Achieving the best solution for each asbestos problem requires a careful evaluation of building functions and technical issues, which must be addressed with sensitivity and skill.
Kyron's asbestos professionals have a proven track record of managing asbestos abatement projects. We have successfully managed asbestos projects in hundreds of commercial buildings throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho.
Kyron offers a broad range of comprehensive services.
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