Asbestos Services:

Asbestos Pipe Insulation

Asbestos Testing and Analysis:

You cannot tell if material contains asbestos by looking at it. If in doubt, treat the material as if it contains asbestos or have it sampled and analyzed by a qualified professional. ECS certified asbestos inspectors will collect samples and send them to a certified laboratory for analysis. A professional inspector knows what to look for and the proper sampling strategy and type of analysis required to make a determination of the materials asbestos content.

Taking samples yourself is not recommended. In fact, if done incorrectly, there may be an increased health risk if fibers are released. Materials that are in good condition and will not be disturbed (by remodeling, for example) should be left alone. Only material that is damaged or will be disturbed should be sampled.


Asbestos Renovation, Demolition, and O&M Surveys:

ECS has conducted asbestos surveys for a wide variety of clients throughout Northern California. All surveys are performed by EPA certified inspectors and Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) Certified Asbestos Consultants (CAC). The results of these surveys are compiled and documented in clear, concise reports detailing locations, quantities, condition, recommendations, and removal cost estimates. Most reports include scaled architectural drawings indicating the sample locations and ACM located in the survey. ECS can assist in completing forms required to obtain demolition permits.


Demolition

Asbestos Air Monitoring and Testing:

All Certified Asbestos Consultants are NIOSH 582 certified and are, therefore, able to read and analyze asbestos Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) on-site air samples. All other samples analysis is performed by a certified outside laboratory. Generally, air monitoring is performed in conjunction with providing the asbestos abatement oversight, final clearance sampling, and OSHA compliance monitoring.


Asbestos Awareness Training:

ECS can provide Operations and Maintenance (O&M) asbestos awareness training in compliance with 29 CFR Section 1926 (k)(8)(v) and Title 8 CCR Section 1529 (k)(9)(F) for employees who work in buildings where asbestos containing materials are present. Topics covered in the training included the following:

  • What Asbestos is
  • History of Asbestos
  • Where Asbestos is Found
  • Health Effects Associated with Asbestos Exposure
  • Relative Hazards of Asbestos Exposure
  • The Respiratory System
  • Asbestos-Related Diseases
  • Risks Associated with Low Exposure
  • When Asbestos is Dangerous
  • Recognizing Asbestos Containing Building Material.
  • Federal and State Regulations.

Asbestos Abatement Design and Specifications:

Plans and specifications developed by ECS provide contractors with project requirements and a well-defined scope of work, ensuring the project will be successfully completed and avoidance of costly change orders.

  • Inspection Verification
  • Client Consultation
  • Specification Design
  • Bid Document Preparation
  • Pre-Bid and Pre-Construction Meeting

ECS can assist the clients in obtaining competitive bids and selection of Abatement Contractors.


Abatement Project Management:

ECS provides project oversight documentation, and air monitoring throughout abatement projects. Our on-site personnel will work with you and the abatement contractor to make certain the project is conducted in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and project specifications. Upon completion, ECS will provide a project closeout report that includes all required documentation for your records.

  • Contractor Submittals
  • Work Area Air Monitoring
  • Final Visual and Air Clearance Reports
  • Project Documentation
  • Hazard and Non Hazard Waste Manifest

Asbestos Management Plans:

In situations where ACM is to be left intact, ECS will design a Management Plan and Operation and Maintenance Program (O&M) to manage the materials in place. The plans include a detailed inventory of the ACM present, along with the condition, type, quality, and location.
These plans are specifically designed for the affected site and will frequently include the following:

  • Notification program
  • Surveillance and reinspection program
  • Work Control
  • Worker protection program
  • Work practices
  • Record Keeping
  • Training