Asbestos is the name for six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals that have been shown to cause cancer and other health problems if ingested. Asbestos is strong, heat-resistant, and an excellent electrical insulator. That’s why it was widely used in residential and commercial construction from 1940 until it was banned and phased out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1978.
In 1991, this regulation was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. As a result of the Court's decision, the 1989 asbestos regulation only bans new uses of asbestos in products that would be initiated for the first time after 1989 and bans the following specific asbestos-containing products: flooring felt, rollboard, and corrugated, commercial, or specialty paper. Asbestos can still be found in sheet vinyl flooring in structures constructed as late as 1989. In Colorado all structures, regardless of construction date, are required to be inspected prior to renovation or demolition.
Today, asbestos abatement in Denver, Colorado Springs and other cities throughout the state and around the U.S. is regulated by the EPA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and many state agencies, which stipulate that asbestos-containing materials must be identified and dealt with properly prior to demolition and renovation activities.
Health, Safety & Environmental Compliance
Colorado Hazard Control's extensive experience and understanding of the requirements for asbestos remediation help clients avoid costly mistakes and maximize compliance. Our skills also ensure a swift, streamlined process and the complete resolution to any asbestos-related issues.
Thorough Asbestos Testing
Colorado Hazard Control provides the oversight of comprehensive asbestos testing for demolition or abatement projects. If testing is necessary before work can begin, we contract with top licensed asbestos consultants to perform a detailed assessment on your behalf. This not only saves you time, it also gives you the reassurance that any asbestos-related issues will be uncovered and documented for use in the crucial initial planning process and throughout the project.
Our experts provide prompt, courteous service and can give you definitive results in a matter of hours.
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