Asbestos, Lead & Mold Consultingfirefly-wp2021-09-08T16:13:51-05:00
Consulting Services for Asbestos, Lead, and Mold
It is important for building managers to maintain consistently high standards of indoor air quality to ensure the long-term health of their 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, lead, and mold.
Leaaf works with a wide range of commercial, industrial, heavy industrial, and government clients to provide a variety of asbestos, lead, and mold consulting services. Our work in this area includes:
Surveys and inspections
Abatement specifications and scopes of work
Abatement oversight and construction administration
Air monitoring during abatement
Operations and maintenance programs
AHERA management plans
Hazardous materials surveys
Indoor air quality testing
How We Perform Our Indoor Air Quality Services
Our team of experienced accredited inspectors conducts an investigation to assess the presence of suspect environmental hazards that may impact your project.
We do the front-end work for inspecting these issues, which allows us to determine the nature and extent of the environmental hazards and then consult with our clients to create a scope of work that provides clear direction on how they should proceed. Our team is capable of aiding clients throughout the process to make sure the job is handled properly in accordance with all legal and safety regulations, minimize environmental risk to the public, and protect our clients from liability exposure.
Our team is licensed and certified for this type of work, and capable of providing training on these issues to keep you safe throughout your coming project.
Jim Blazek is one of the founding members and current co-member of the company with over 30 years of environmental experience.
Jim is a New Orleans native and Jesuit High School grad who earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL, now UL Lafayette), Jim began environmental career as an asbestos air monitoring technician. In the 1990’s, Jim was part of the ASTM E-50 committee that developed the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standards still being used today. Jim’s diverse environmental experience has included the management of the cleanup of a plant explosion in Northern Louisiana; assisting in the training of Taiwan’s EPA personnel in hazardous chemical testing, the recovery and packaging related to hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER); the development of specifications for the demolition and/or environmental abatement of multiple public housing development sites; and the removal and replacements of the City of New Orleans fuel systems. Jim’s extensive years of experience have contributed to his ability to serve as a legal expert in various legal cases involving environmental issues. Jim is an outdoorsman, who loves to fish, hunt, backpack, ski (water and snow) and white-water kayak. Due to his diverse experiences and work in the environmental industry, Jim has been nicknamed Mr. Spock and MacGyver.
Madeline joined Leaaf as an environmental science intern while earning her Bachelor’s degree and in 2018 was promoted to Indoor Air Quality Division Manager.
When Madeline joined in Leaaf in 2013 she supported a variety of Leaaf projects including Environmental Site Assessments before eventually working extensively on Indoor Air Quality projects. Madeline received asbestos and lead training certifications from LDEQ and performs a variety of air monitoring and waste characterization activities in the field. As the Indoor Air Quality Division Manager, Madeline oversees and often leads projects with her extensive field expertise and decisive approach to solving her clients’ environmental predicaments. Madeline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Tulane University. In her free time Madeline enjoys spending time at City Park and tie-dying everything she owns.
Suzanne Sicotte, MPH, joined Leaaf 2016 as an environmental scientist and industrial hygienist for Leaaf’s Indoor Air Quality Division, where she conducts inspections for environmental concerns such as asbestos, lead, mold, and legionella.
Suzanne has also supervised abatement projects on commercial and industrial sites, and regularly develops reports and work plans for clients. Suzanne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, an Associate’s degree in Nursing, and a Master’s of Public Health deree in environmental and occupational health sciences, Suzanne brings a well-rounded approach to various Leaaf projects with her reliable work ethic always assisting the Indoor Air Quality team through many busy periods. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys adventures with her son Luca, spending time outdoors, taking pictures, and a good Netflix binge.
Jill joined Leaaf in 2017 as an administrative assistant where her work ethic, educational background, and subject matter interest lead her to her promotion as an environmental scientist with Leaaf’s Indoor Air Quality Division in 2019.
Jill is an environmental scientist and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and in Nursing. Jill has received a number of certifications during her time at Leaaf and has proven to be an invaluable member of the Indoor Air Quality Team, where she provides asbestos and lead sampling/monitoring and prepares reports for clients.
Gary Brooks has 33 years of comprehensive project experience inspecting environmental concerns such as asbestos, lead, and other hazardous materials / concerns which require special handling.
Since 2011, Gary has worked to support Leaaf’s Indoor Air Quality Division, where he excels in field sampling including monitoring through various media. With a great number of environmental certifications, Gary is qualified to address most lead / asbestos concerns for our clients, and often assists with Phase II Environmental Site Assessment projects involving soil sampling, monitor well installation, groundwater sampling, and other real-time monitoring.
Willie Ross has been with Leaaf since 2006 and has been an integral part of the company’s growth from its early development to a multi-million-dollar company.
With over 300 hours of specialized environmental training, Willie’s currently serves dual roles within Leaaf as the Health and Safety Officer and as the LDEQ-Certified Training Manager. In his roles, Willie is responsible for ensuring that all site personnel are properly trained for fieldwork in accordance with LDEQ, EPA, and OSHA health and safety requirements. Having joined the Leaaf Team as a novice in the environmental industry, Willie advanced to managing environmental projects for Leaaf’s Indoor Air Quality Team. Willie was born in Los Angeles, CA but has made the New Orleans Area is home for the last 62 years. He enjoys the role of Leaaf Training Manager and passing on his knowledge of environmental consulting to young people which – in his own words – “is what Leaaf is all about.”