Being a multi-unit building owner/manager is challenging, as you are also responsible for complying with regulatory environmental requirements (under EPA and OSHA) when hazardous material are evident.
To meet these regulatory environmental requirements you need to:
- Know what materials are in your building and building component.
- Know your responsibilities under current regulation.
- Be able to adapt to changing regulation.
- Know your suppliers, vendors and consultants and how they can help.
Current Law Regarding Hazardous Material
In summary, the regulatory environmental requirements for Hazardous Materials such as Asbestos and Lead Based Paint are as follows:
Buildings built before 1980 must handle all thermal insulation and surfacing material as Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) unless it has been tested and shown to be asbestos free. Buildings built before 1978 must assume that all of the painted surfaces contain Lead Based Paint (LBP) unless those surfaces have been tested and shown to be free of LBP.
HIG Can Guide You Through the Regulatory Requirements
The Hawaii Inspection Group (HIG) can help guide you through the ever changing regulatory landscape and provide you with the knowledge you need to ensure that you meet the government mandated requirements.
HIG consultants are qualified to perform the required testing for Asbestos and Lead Based Paint. We have experience in the identification of air and ground contaminants. We can provide sampling of both types of contaminants and risk assessments of contaminants if found. Finally, we can provide disposal oversight of any found contaminants.
Our nationally certified Industrial Hygienist, who also is licensed in Hawaii as a Chemical Engineer, has extensive qualifications of Manage Planner and Project Monitor for larger asbestos projects.
Along with Asbestos and Lead Based Paint, HIG offers other environmental services such as; Mold Assessment and Sampling, Noise and Vibration Assessment, Environmental Site Assessment Phase 1 & 2, and Water Intrusion Assessment.