Asbestos/Hazardous Material Inspections
For over ten years, Global has been providing comprehensive building and structure inspections throughout Michigan. All of Global’s thorough inspections are completed by at least one Michigan Accredited Asbestos Inspector and follow AHERA, MIOSHA, and NESHAP regulations along with the specific requirements of the client. Global provides all personnel, equipment, and materials necessary to complete the inspection in an timely and economic fashion.
Bulk samples of suspect friable and non-friable Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) are collected from each homogeneous area in each functional space by an Accredited Asbestos Inspector, in a safe manner using non-destructive sampling techniques in accordance with EPA recommended sampling guidelines.
Suspect ACBM such as transite siding, duct wrap, floor tiles, plaster, drywall, ceiling tiles are analyzed for asbestos content by a NVLAP accredited laboratory. Each sample collected is analyzed using polarized light microscopy (PLM) unless transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is requested. Samples containing greater than one percent asbestos are confirmed as asbestos containing.
Electronic copies of the reports are provided in various formats as applicable. At a minimum, each report includes a floor plan detailing sample locations and a “Homogeneous Area Inventory” summary page that details all positive and negative materials including square footage/linear footage of ACBM and Non-ACBM materials.
In addition to full scale asbestos inspections, Global also offers air monitoring services including ambient air monitoring, ongoing air monitoring, and clearance sampling.
For hazardous materials, Global conducts a survey that will identify the type, location, and quantity of hazardous materials, including mechanical and electrical systems containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), potentially hazardous or regulated materials/waste, and potential mercury containing equipment present within the building or on the exterior of the buildings. Examples include light ballasts, transformers and mercury light bulbs and switches, batteries, oil water separator basins, heating oil tanks, drums etc. Global identifies these materials as hazardous and includes recommendations for the disposal as appropriate. Global adheres to federal universal waste regulations as set forth in 40 CFR part 273.
Global maintains a record of all inspection work including but not limited to: field logbooks, photographs, sample log sheets/documentation, safety records, and project documents and revisions. All records will be provided to the client upon request.