With the threat of asbestos still playing a major role in many housing markets, it is important for residents, businesses, and construction workers alike to understand the risks and address any potential hazards that may exist. The construction industry has seen a high risk of exposure, according to the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Many homes or buildings built before 1980 have a much higher risk of containing the presence of asbestos, as it is commonly found in floor tiles, roofs, plumbing, and appliances just to name a few. If homes or other buildings are older than 30 years, especially if they have not been properly renovated, they may still have asbestos present. This leaves many people vulnerable to exposure.
The best way for anyone, simple homeowner or large organisation, to ensure a building is safe and free of asbestos is to have the site evaluated by accredited asbestos contractors. It is important to ensure the safest measures are used with the handling of hazardous materials and the process meets legislative requirements that any presence of asbestos be inspected and removed appropriately. If you are worried about the possibility of asbestos in your facility or home, it may be time to call on the professionals for evaluation or removal services. Use an established asbestos service company that provides safe and proper evaluation and handling of asbestos. OHSS is accredited to ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 Standards, which guarantee that the survey methods, lab analysis, and management systems are all performed by certified asbestos contractors and always meet the highest quality standards. It’s best to be prepared to handle the worst-case scenario, or to receive proper assurance that your location is safe, with a licensed asbestos contractor.