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When is an asbestos inspection needed?


Asbestos inspections are required before renovation or demolition activities in almost all commercial or public structures.  This includes offices, schools and universities, retail spaces, and industrial facilities.  Some, but not all, residential structures are exempt from this federal requirement.  


Asbestos is a collective term for a group of six (6) minerals.  The asbestos minerals are natural, found in the Earth’s crust.  Like other minerals, the varieties of asbestos occur as crystals, but unlike more well-known mineral crystals (like quartz), these crystals are very thin, small, fibers.  The three types of asbestos fibers that were mined and used the most were chrysotile, amosite, and crocidolite.



Corrugated Asbestos-Containing Pipe Insulation - Residential Application ~ Copyright 2016 Dave Violette

 


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Johns-Manville Transite Pipe ~ Air Duct From A High School Fume Hood Vent Line ~  Copyright 2009 by David L Violette





Asbestos Cloth HVAC Flex Connector ~ Copyright 2010 by David L Violette




Basic information regarding asbestos can be found at the following sites: 

 

EPA's Asbestos Page


The EPA's website is a good general information site.  Specific questions can always be addressed via the CONTACT link.

 

 

OSHA's Asbestos Page


OSHA's website is another good introductory site for getting started.  Specific questions can be addressed via the CONTACT link.



MESOTHELIOMA

 

 

ASBESTOS TRAINING

 

 

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ATTENTION ASBESTOS CONTRACTORS AND PROFESSIONALS:

 

 

Download Your FREE Asbestos Signs Here:

(In Landscape or Portrait Orientation)



AB SIGN IN LANDSCAPE (PDF — 54 KB)
 

AB SIGN IN PORTRAIT (PDF — 54 KB)

 

Download Virginia's Asbestos Licensing Regulations Here:


VIRGINIA ASBESTOS LICENSING REGULATIONS (PDF — 421 KB)


Crocidolite Asbestos Fibers Protruding From Transite Pipe ~ Copyright 2009 Dave Violette

 

 Download An Excerpt Of The EPA's

Common Questions On The Asbestos NESHAP 

Here:


Common Questions On The Asbestos NESHAP 1990 EPA (PDF — 2 MB)


 


Download The EPA's Regulated Asbestos-Containing Materials [RACM] Guidance Document Here:


EPA GUIDE TO RACM PUB EPA 340-1-90-018.pdf (PDF — 395 KB)


 

 

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