Asbestos: Why you still need to worry
Even thought it doesn’t make the news like it did in the 1980s and 90s, asbestos continues to be major threat for many facility owners/operators, employees and the public. Because asbestos was used in over 3,000 building products, the threat continues, and here is why:
Health Effects – asbestos is a known carcinogen (cancer causing) when exposure occurs, it has been linked to various diseases (asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung disease.) Approximately 10,000 people die per year in the United States from Illnesses related to Asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Regulations – asbestos is a highly regulated toxic substance (USEPA, OSHA, State/Local Health Agencies) that must be identified and abated by law prior to facility renovation, demolition or disturbance. Failure to comply with government environmental regulations may end up in heavy fines, sanctions, and lawsuits.
Asbestos Litigation – over 90,000 asbestos exposure and property damage lawsuits are filed per year. Asbestos litigation is costly, time-consuming and reputation damaging
30 years of innovation
As one of the oldest asbestos and lead abatement contractors in the nation, Keers has led the way with innovative assessment/survey information that you need to protect people’s health during facility renovation/demolition projects. Keers seamless follow-on safe asbestos/lead abatement best practices assures a successful project outcome. In addition, Keers has developed labor reducing technologies that save money on your project.
Our commitment to health protection, best work practices, regulatory compliance, client communication and detailed project execution has made us the top choice of hundreds of facility owners/operators. Clients have used our environmental services on over 20,000 projects. Rest assured that we’ll do the same for you.