Massachusetts requires anyone planning a project involving asbestos abatement, removal, or disposal to follow a specific list of guidelines. Although the best practice for asbestos containing material is to leave it alone, sometimes this isn’t possible. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few of the guidelines that are in place, and why you should always honor them.
Leave adequate time for your project
One of the most common mistakes made is not leaving your project enough time. Now, we’re not talking about the actual demolition and building, but more of the preparation phase. For example, before any project begins, both the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the Department of Labor Standards (DLS) require at least ten working days’ notice.
Understand which forms need filing
Although there are several forms required by the state, many of these are situation dependent. For example, before removing any roofing or siding materials, an AQ 04 Asbestos Notification Form (ANF-001) must be filed before. Again, the state of Massachusetts requires ten working days’ notice before any materials are disrupted. For more information on filing the ANF-001, visit http://mass.gov/dep/asbestos.
Familiarize yourself for survey requirements
MassDEP asbestos regulation (310 CMR 7.15) requires a thorough inspection to be conducted by a DLS-licensed asbestos inspector. Thus, reviewing and becoming familiar with the survey requirements will help to ensure a smooth process.
Research your local asbestos abatement companies
Asbestos is no joke and needs to be taken seriously and with the utmost care. Thus, by researching professional companies in your local area, you can peace of mind that any potential situation is treated effectively and safely.
If you find yourself in a situation that will disrupt asbestos containing materials, it’s time to contact the team at Atlantic Bay Contracting. As experts in asbestos abatement, our team knows the ins and out of Massachusetts and Rhode Island regulation. Our knowledge, experience, and superior care and service have led to the recent recognition as being the best company in Massachusetts for asbestos services. View our recent press release here and give us a call at (617) 782-4986. Our team is happy to schedule a consultation to address all of your asbestos related concerns.