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Westlife Environmental LLC -
banned in the US?
While the use of asbestos IS banned in the EU and many other countries (including
The only ban on asbestos in effect in the US is against its use in TSI (pipe insulation and fireproofing). All other uses are perfectly legal here.
It is quite common to be able to find asbestos containing materials (ACM) in many products still in use in construction today.
Should you worry about the possibility of exposure to your family, employees or others
because of this? Certainly -
Since asbestos isn’t a threat to human health until it becomes airborne, ACM in good
condition can be perfectly safe to live with -
This concept is the trust of AHERA -
The EPA reasoned that knowing how much, the location of, the condition of ACM, and
the proper training of those working with it was sufficient to control exposure to
those most vulnerable to it -
In compiling its own regulation for safe work practices for asbestos -
The EPA’s NESHAP regulations cover the waste stream of ACM -
NESHAP fines are common fines levied on violators for improper handling and disposal of ACM.
….And ignorance of the law
is NOT accepted as an excuse
for regulatory violations.
It pays to know where asbestos might be in a structure, how much is there, and the
condition of it -
Important: Asbestos violations CAN result in fines AND jail time!
You may not only feel a need to deal with asbestos properly
but you are required to do so
Protect yourself, your family, and your employees. Hire the proper people when dealing with the possibility of asbestos in your structure. Don’t rely on “common sense”, because common sense can have little to do with the complex regulatory restrictions in place. Make sure those you hire know and follow those regulations. The best way to do that is to request a copy of their EPA certifications. We provide ours at request.
Westlife is EPA Certified for ALL phases of asbestos work -
Contact us in confidence -