Asbestos Laws & Exposure Regulations Guide

Asbestos Laws
Asbestos Law & Exposure Regulations Guide
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had released its first official warnings about the dangers of asbestos in the year of 70s, asbestos exposure has already been linked with an array of fatal health problems that includes malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and other identical dangerous diseases.
NESHAP
EPA created the asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP), to decrease the asbestos amount that are released in the air during activities. These activities that involve workers who are professional and they handle materials containing asbestos.
Asbestos was already determined  by the EPA that it is a hazardous pollutant and it is really dangerous for health in early 70s, NESHAP was created and it was amended on several different occasions and in 1995 its latest version was released. In addition to asbestos, NESHAP regulates other six hazardous air pollutants, that includes:
  • Mercury
  • Beryllium
  • Vinyl Chloride
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Radon

An experienced and seasoned asbestos lawyer is be able to investigate the case and provide related legal information. In the past, the most typical working job sites and typical occupations that had an overabundance of asbestos materials exposure were:
  • Shipbuilding and ship repairs
  • Asbestos distribution plants
  • Heating and Cooling repair professionals
  • Pipefitting companies
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Roofing
  • Construction
  • Electrical repair jobs
  • Insulation installation or removal
  • Welding

In the addition of NESHAP rules, it will apply to any industrial, institutional, or commercial buildings:

Schools

Laws For Building Managers and Owners 

Laws for Asbestos Professionals.


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