Category: Asbestos

Hurricane Harvey Environmental Cleanup Work

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Hurricane Harvey Environmental Cleanup Work This post is very similar to one I wrote about the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016, now called by some as “The Great Flood of 2016”.  I’m putting this back out because I want to share information about the obvious (and not so obvious) environmental cleanup problems Hurricane Harvey presents. Hurricane Harvey certainly left a mess in the aftermath. Mold problems as a result are…

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Common Asbestos Management Plan Violations

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What are the most common asbestos management plan violations? Regulatory agencies are stepping up their game when it comes to visiting school sites to inspect asbestos management plans. They’re finding the same asbestos management plan violations in almost every asbestos management plan they review. This post will cover the most common asbestos management plan violations they’re finding – and how to fix your asbestos management plan before they visit your…

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Mold Certificates and the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

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Mold Certificates and the Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016, now called by some as “The Great Flood of 2016” certainly left a mess. Mold problems as a result are a hot topic – and rightly so. There are a lot of good contractors and consultants out there helping with projects. But there are some who are taking advantage of the situation. I’ve seen advertisements…

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Environmental Response Work and Baton Rouge Flood of 2016

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Environmental Response Work and Baton Rouge Flood of 2016 The Baton Rouge Flood of 2016, now called by some as “The Great Flood of 2016” certainly left a mess. Mold problems as a result are a hot topic – and rightly so. But there are plenty of other environmental problems awaiting homeowners, business owners, schools, and everyone else. Baton Rouge Flood recovery is going to take some time – response work,…

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Can Asbestos Abatement Contractors Hire the Air Monitoring Firm?

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Can Asbestos Abatement Contractors Hire the Air Monitoring Firm? Traditionally, school systems have hired independent firms to perform asbestos air monitoring and abatement contractor observation. Some school systems are now requiring asbestos abatement contractors to provide asbestos air monitoring and abatement contractor observation on their asbestos abatement projects. I’ve recently heard some school systems are procuring asbestos air monitoring services through the abatement contractors in an effort to cap their asbestos air…

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Do You Have Time to Convert Your Asbestos Management Plans to the AAC-8 Format?

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Do You Have Time to Convert Your Asbestos Management Plans to the AAC-8 Format? The AAC-8 (Required Elements for Asbestos Management Plans for School and State Buildings) takes some getting used to. Last week, we visited the Louisiana School Facility Managers Association meeting in Marksville. We got to talk with school personnel from all across the state about what’s going well for them, and also what’s giving them trouble. Since we’re primarily known…

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Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone

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Flip, Flop, Or Farce? Flip, Flop, or Farce? Unknown Environmental Problems Affect Everyone – Even Architects, Engineers, and Contractors My television viewing ranges from a lot of Disney Jr. (thanks to the 3 year old), baseball, more kids shows, more baseball, and reality TV. Much of the reality TV is trash, but some shows are pretty good. We also enjoy some the house fixer-upper shows – like the ones where house…

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos

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Hurricane Katrina Asbestos Damage – Katrina Hits the Casinos If you ever had any doubt about the intensity of Hurricane Katrina, all you had to do was travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina blasted that region, and upon seeing the destruction, you can understand the difficulties the region experienced in cleanup and recovery. Hurricane Katrina asbestos damage didn’t help. In early 2006, we were asked to perform an…

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to help Building Owners and Contractors in the aftermath of both storms. Most of our work was mold related, but we did a fair amount of asbestos work as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Our work ranged from Pascagoula, Mississippi, all the way to southwest Louisiana. We worked…

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later Part 1

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Hurricane Katrina – 10 Years Later, Part 1 We’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region. I’ve thought of the storms every once in a while, but a little less as time passes. Soon we’ll be inundated with stories retelling what happened in August 2005 and in the years since. Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to…

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