Upcoming Webinar: The Role of Municipalities in Asbestos Regulation Today!
Asbestos may be found in insulation, flooring, ceilings, shingles, and siding materials. Health studies have linked inhalation exposure of asbestos fibers to serious health problems.
The presence of intact and undisturbed asbestos in buildings may not pose an immediate risk to people and the environment, however, inhalation exposure hazards are created when asbestos containing materials (ACM) are damaged and or improperly removed causing the release of asbestos fibers into the air.
Join Thomas Livingston, Asbestos Program Inspector with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), who will review the state and federal regulations that govern the handling and removal of ACM in New Hampshire. Come learn details on asbestos abatement; how and when it must be performed, and by whom. This webinar will cover a range of other issues, including: the single family/owner occupant exemption; firefighter live fire training burns; renovation & demolition activities, hazards encountered at transfer stations and accident sites; and how to respond and who to contact when hazards are identified.