Fiberglass and Asbestos: Similarities and Differences

Fiberglass and Asbestos: Similarities and Differences

Fiberglass Vs. Asbestos In this post, we will discuss some of the main similarities and differences between Asbestos and Fiberglass. These two materials can easily get confused, so it is important to educate yourself on both of them.Similarities between fiberglass and...

Asbestos Roof Tiles Guide | Helpful Safety Information

Asbestos Roof Tiles Guide | Helpful Safety Information

What Makes Asbestos Roof Tiles Dangerous? To understand the dangers posed by asbestos roof tiles, it’s important to discuss asbestos briefly.What is Asbestos? Definition and Brief History The EPA defines asbestos as a mineral fiber occurring in soil and rocks....

How to Detect Asbestos

How to Detect Asbestos

How to Detect Asbestos In Your HomeAsbestos refers to naturally occurring silicate mineral fiber composed of thin and long fibrous crystals with many microscopic fibrils. These fibrils are capable of being released into the environment or atmosphere through abrasion,...

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Why is asbestos dangerous?

Why is Asbestos Dangerous? Asbestos is probably more dangerous than you think… When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibers are released into the air. When these fibers are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, […]

Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Occupational Asbestos Exposure Asbestos danger is real in the workplace for Electricians, IT workers, Contractors, School Maintenance Workers, and many other occupations. This is why OSHA & AHERA set regulations that include a mandatory 2 Hour Asbestos Awareness training for all workers that may come in contact with Asbestos.  Occupational asbestos exposure is a leading cause […]

Asbestos Dangers Are Still Lurking

Asbestos Dangers Are Still Lurking

Though banned in certain products and uses, this mineral continues to pose a health threat. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – long since the dangers of asbestos became common knowledge and use of the fire-resistant mineral decreased drastically – health experts say asbestos continues to make us sick. Despite the fact that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency […]

Bead Blasting Technique.

Bead Blasting Technique.

Bead blasting of floor tile mastic on concrete floors leaves the cleanest surface but there are a number of considerations. Not all abatement contractors have bead blasting machines so they have to rent the equipment. Also the bead blasting machine cannot clean all the way to the edge of a wall so a floor grinder […]

Cancer-causing asbestos at center of complex Indiana legal battle

Cancer-causing asbestos at center of complex Indiana legal battle

Larry Myers worked 40 years as an electrician, unaware he had been handling materials that could cause his death. For the past two years, the 78-year-old man from Northern Indiana has been embroiled in a contentious legal battle against a number of manufacturers who he claims knowingly produced products that caused malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare form of […]

Which sized Floor Tiles contain Asbestos?

Which sized Floor Tiles contain Asbestos?

12-inch by 12-inch or 9-inch by 9-inch vinyl or asphalt Floor Tile… OSHA says all asphalt or vinyl floor tile installed prior to 1980 is Presumed (PACM) to contain asbestos unless sampling proves otherwise. Pretty much all 9-inch by 9-inch contains some amount of asbestos. Typically, it contains less than 5% Chrysotile asbestos. It is […]