Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral widely used in construction before the 1980s for its fire-resistant and insulating properties, and it still exists in some building materials today. Asbestos building materials can cause severe health problems like lung cancer and mesothelioma if disturbed or handled improperly, as the fibers become airborne when building materials are damaged and pose health risks to workers and building occupants. Hiring licensed personnel to handle the asbestos remediation can help avoid any potential risks that may otherwise occur. If you are a building manager, then maintaining consistently high standards of indoor air quality is important to ensure the long-term health of your employees and occupants. Achieving these standards starts by working with an air quality consultant that specializes in the detection and analysis of issues like asbestos.
At Leaaf Environmental, we provide asbestos consulting services to ensure the safe removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. We work with companies and organizations to ensure compliance with local and national regulations, such as the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) or the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and minimize environmental risks. Our asbestos-related services include surveys to identify the presence of asbestos, assess exposure risks through air monitoring and contractor oversight, and develop safe abatement designs for removal and disposal. We also provide training for workers on how to safely handle and dispose of asbestos-containing materials.
We develop asbestos management plans to ensure proper labeling maintenance of asbestos-containing materials to help school and state building owners and operators manage ongoing risks associated with asbestos – we currently hold certificates as Asbestos designers in both Louisiana and Mississippi.
As an Environmental Consulting firm, we play a critical role regarding asbestos-containing materials. Our expertise protects workers, residents, and the environment from asbestos exposure risks. If you suspect your building contains asbestos, contact an environmental consulting firm as soon as possible to assess the risk.