Sunday, April 30, 2017

Asbestos


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Converse provides a complete spectrum of professional services, ranging from initial surveys with identification of asbestos-containing building materials (ACBM) to final clearance after an abatement effort.

Asbestos management is a complex field with a number of agencies regulating the actions performed by a consultant. Many state and local laws require owners to disclose the presence of asbestos-containing building materials to facility occupants and take steps to decrease exposure risks. In many cases, asbestos must be abated; however in some instances protective measures and a comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) plan can solve the immediate problem. The picture is complicated by considerations for toxic tort law and made urgent by potential liability and financial exposure. Converse’s monitoring and management services are designed to provide our clients with the assurance that the asbestos removal is performed in compliance with the federal and state statutes and in a manner that will not endanger the surrounding work place.

Converse requires that all asbestos projects are undertaken in compliance with the provisions established by the Federal William-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1971 (OSHA), as well as applicable state and local statutes. In order to establish this compliance, Converse's asbestos personnel have earned and maintained levels of certified Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) training appropriate to their assigned task and are required to observe specific health and safety programs applicable to their technical area. Nevada and California projects are managed by our State Certified Asbestos Consultants and Certified Site Surveillance Technicians.

Converse’s trained and certified professionals provide asbestos surveys, abatement plans and specifications, abatement monitoring/oversight, air monitoring and operation and maintenance plans.