Asbestos, Lead, and Mold
Industrial Hygiene is defined by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) as “that science and art devoted to the recognition, evaluation, and control of those environmental factors or stresses, arising in or from the work place, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among workers or among the citizens of the community.”
PEC is experienced in assessing all types, ages, and sizes of buildings. In reality, all buildings have the potential to contain hazardous and toxic substances within their structural components. Buildings may contain materials and components that contain asbestos, lead, mercury, PCBs, or other hazardous or toxic substances. Through time, materials can become damaged which may result in health risk exposures. In addition, mold can become a significant problem as the result of water intrusion, poor ventilation, and the lack of humidity controls and can create a host of indoor air quality issues.
PEC works closely with building owners and property managers to help them evaluate if any potential toxic or hazardous building materials or conditions exist. We provide sampling and analysis of suspect materials, indoor air quality testing, and consulting services. We routinely design abatement plans and provide project oversight of abatement or mitigation measures, and we assist clients in establishing Operations and Maintenance (O & M) procedures to manage regulated materials.
PEC is unique in that we provide on-site Phase Contrast Microscopy (PCM) analysis for asbestos abatement projects, unlike most of our competitors. This allows us to identify air quality issues more quickly so that appropriate actions can commence in a timely manner. PEC participates in the AIHA Proficiency Analytical Testing Program as a quality assurance and control method to demonstrate our laboratories’ efficiency in analysis of samples in the workplace.
Also, in order to assist our clients with their properties throughout the country, PEC employees are licensed to provide regulated services in multiple states, and maintain working relationships with appropriately licensed PEC associates in key locations throughout the United States.
Asbestos, Lead, and Mold Services:
- Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, and Mold Surveys
- Asbestos Air Monitoring and Project Oversite
- Lead-Based Paint Air Monitoring and Project Oversite
- Mold Remediation Oversite and Air Sampling
- Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, and Mold Abatement Design
- Preparation of Operation and Maintenance Plans
- AHERA Services for K through 12 School Systems
- Asbestos-Related Training
- Renovation Repair and Paint Training for Lead-Based Paint
- Contract Administration