Power Environmental provides asbestos removal services. When selecting an asbestos contractor, it is vitally important to choose a company that has an excellent track record of managing removal, encapsulation, enclosure and repair. We take every asbestos abatement project seriously, and will work with you to meet and/or exceed government requirements
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a name given to a number of naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals that have been mined for their useful physical properties such as relative incombustibility, excellent thermal and acoustical insulation values, great tensile strength, and resistance to corrosion by acid and bases. The two most common types of asbestos found in Canada are chrysotile and amosite. Chrysotile makes up approximately 90%-95% of all asbestos contained in buildings and, like all asbestos forms, can only be identified under a microscope
Why is asbestos a hazard
Asbestos is made up of microscopic bundles of fibers that may become airborne when disturbed. These airborne fibers can then be inhaled into the lungs, where they may cause significant health problems. Some of these health problems include:
- Asbestosis – a lung disease caused by the encapsulation of asbestos fibers when they fibers are inhaled. The latency period (meaning the time it takes for the disease to become developed after exposure) is often 25-40 years.
- Mesothelioma – an extremely rare and always fatal cancer of the lining of the chest cavity (pleura) or the abdominal cavity (peritoneum). This form of cancer is peculiar because the only known cause is from asbestos exposure. The latency period for Mesothelioma is often 15-30 years.
- Lung Cancer – cancer of the respiratory tract and lung caused by exposure to asbestos. The risks of developing lung cancer are greatly increased by cigarette smoking.
How Can Power Environmental Help with Asbestos Removal?
The management and removal of asbestos and other toxic materials requires highly trained personnel and an up-to-date, in depth knowledge of Health and Safety Guidelines and legislation.
At Power Environmental, we have the experience and training to ensure the required standards of safety and efficiency are maintained to the current legislation. Using the latest technology, we are equipped to deal with the analysis, removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials and other hazardous substances.
All our key technical team members have the training certificates required by the Ontario Ministry of Labour to work in hazardous environments. These include Asbestos/Worker Handler, WHMIS, Fall Arrest and Confined Space Entry. Senior managers hold US EPA certificates in Inspecting Buildings for Asbestos Containing Materials and Managing Asbestos in Buildings; as well as OSHA certificates in Waste Site Worker Protection.
Our services include developing Asbestos Management Plans, asbestos cost benefit analysis, Project Management, training courses, asbestos repairs, Type1 operations, Type 2 operations, Type 3 operations and expert advice.
Power Environmental is an industry leader in providing asbestos removal ,asbestos spray fireproofing and other asbestos materials.
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