We conduct asbestos testing/sampling, surveys, consulting, air monitoring, project monitoring, remediation plans and expert witness services.
Asbestos testing/sampling and asbestos project monitoring has been part of our core services for as long as the asbestos abatement industry has existed. From 1980 to the present, we have been involved in over 4000 asbestos projects. We are certified in New York (NY) with certification reciprocity in most states.
We have gained a reputation as an organization involved in very complicated or sensitive asbestos testing/sampling and asbestos abatement activities. Situations where asbestos abatement may seem impossible are the situations which most often motivate our personnel. We seek out and actively pursue asbestos removal or asbestos abatement situations that others refuse to consider; situations such as hospitals and healthcare facilities, 24 hour occupancy buildings, outdoor removals, high tech industries, and areas where the general public must be allowed some degree of accessibility. This involves very rigid and detailed planning and specification development. In addition, it requires a high level of expertise in project management, supervision, and recordkeeping.
All analyses of bulk and air samples are performed by AIHA or NVLAP accredited laboratories and conforming to appropriate OSHA, EPA, AHERA or state protocols. We take every measure to ensure the work complies with all local, state and federal regulations. We have on staff AHERA certified management planners, project designers and inspectors.
We understand asbestos remediation can be inconvenient to building tenants and have extensive experience in designing projects that minimize aggravation while maximizing efficiency.
Our asbestos management services include:
Asbestos Testing and Sampling / Asbestos Surveys
We perform the initial material asbestos surveys to determine quantities, conditions and whether immediate attention is needed. If no asbestos is found, we provide documentation that areas are free of asbestos-containing materials.
Asbestos Risk Assessments
We perform asbestos risk assessments on identified asbestos materials to assist in determining possible remedial actions, and the potential to expose employees, visitors or the general public.
Asbestos Air Monitoring
We conduct all aspects of asbestos air monitoring for the presence of asbestos fibers.
Asbestos Remediation Plans
We determine the possible response actions to risk assessments, including short-term and long-term control measures. These activities can include regular asbestos monitoring, periodic physical inspections, employee education and training and ensuring that all city, state, and federal regulations are understood and required compliance is achieved.
- Spec Writing. We develop detailed contractor specifications in the event that asbestos removal is required. These specifications include the requirements for equipment, setup, materials, job, phasing, employee training, regulatory compliance, contamination control, recordkeeping and compliance with required government regulations.
- Contractor Identification/RFP Process. We can assist in identifying qualified asbestos removal contractors and supporting you in any or all aspects of the award process.
- Contractor Supervision. We supervise contractors during asbestos removal activities, including enforcement of all aspects of the specification, performing air monitoring and assuring that the final result will be a pollution free area.
We submit a final comprehensive report after completion of all work, including identifying the quality of the removal effort and a final statement as to the environmental conditions both inside and adjacent to areas where the asbestos was removed.
We offer a wide range of training programs on asbestos related subjects. This includes sampling/testing, risk assessment, small removal, specification writing, removal supervision, and asbestos management.
Our seasoned professionals provide expert witness testimony and litigation support for personal injury cases and contested abatement projects.
Personnel Qualifications and Asbestos Certifications
Robert Sheriff, President and CEO, is a former Director of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and was the 1991-1992 President of the AIHA. Mr. Sheriff was a member of the negotiating committee for USEPA’s Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) representing the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He was also a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences Asbestos Task Force. He is currently involved in asbestos litigation as an expert.
Dr. Frederick M. Toca, Senior Consultant, has more than 30 years of experience directing, managing, and leading programs in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Safety and Environment, and also actively involved in asbestos litigation as an expert.
Members of our staff hold the following certifications:
- AHERA Management Planner
- AHERA Project Designer
- AHERA Building Inspector
- NY State Asbestos Project Monitor
- NY State Asbestos Investigator
- NY State Asbestos Air Sampling Technician
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Certified Industrial Hygienist
- Certified Safety Professional
We have certification reciprocity in most states; contact us for information regarding specific state requirements.
Contact us today at (800) 344-4414 to discuss your unique needs and obtain a complimentary, no obligation quotation for asbestos testing/sampling and consulting services tailored to your organization’s requirements.
Our primary service areas for Asbestos Testing and Consulting Services are: NJ, NY, NYC, PA, CT, DE, MA, RI, Wash DC, WI, MD, MI, IL, VA, IN, GA, AL, NC, SC, TN, TX, OK, DC, AR, we can service most other areas of the U.S. but with some added travel charges.