ABF Environmental specializes in industrial hygiene services and can anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness. ABF uses environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ work practice controls to manage potential health hazards based on up to date regulatory requirements and criteria.
Almost all older buildings and facilities have the potential to contain asbestos. This can present problems when renovating or demolishing existing buildings, and can pose a health hazard to tenants. Federal and state laws require building owners to properly assess and manage the potential presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) prior to renovation or demolition. ABF Environmental can help protect the safety of building tenants while reducing risk for building owners by providing collaborative, professional asbestos consulting services.
AHERA Compliance Services
AHERA stands for Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act. AHERA was enacted to protect children in schools and immediately address any asbestos hazards. The Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA) of 1992 extended AHERA regulations to cover public and commercial buildings as well.
Asbestos becomes a hazard when it is impacted or delaminates and becomes airborne. If a material containing asbestos remains in good/intact condition, it can be maintained in place.
Mold and Biological Services
Having a detailed mold assessment in your home or business will identify if a problem exists, and how serious the potential issue is. There are several types of mold tests that can be taken for many different situations. ABF Environmental is certified, with the highest level of training, to handle any mold test you may need including Air Sampling, Surface or Lift Tests, Bulk Testing, Bacterial Swab Analysis and Cultured Samples. Sampling and analysis can also be performed for determination of bacterial concerns such as E-coli, fecal coliforms, “staph” and other microorganisms of concern.
Indoor Air Quality Services
Good indoor air quality means carefully regulated temperature, humidity, and an adequate supply of fresh air from outside, but it also includes the absence of potential pollutants from inside as well. The air inside schools, offices, and other workplaces affects the health and comfort of your students, employees or customers.
Lead Based Paint Services
ABF Environmental is experienced in to proactively identify and assist in the management all lead-paint issues related to the use, renovation, or demolition of buildings and structures. ABF is ready to perform lead surveys on industrial and commercial buildings to facilitate renovations or demolition, and also perform lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments on residential structures and schools.
Radon gas has no color, odor, or taste, yet it is present in thousands of residential and commercial properties across the country. Radon is radioactive and is a documented cause of lung cancer and the second-highest leading cause of lung cancer deaths behind smoking. If you own or manage a commercial property, you need to invest in office radon testing.