A brief guide of asbestos violations by Dominick Ciccarelli

  • January 23, 2019
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According to a report from the Environmental Working Group the period between 1999 to 2013 saw more than 12,000 New Yorkers lose their lives to asbestos. The deaths caused by asbestos became one of the highest number totals in the country. Between New York City and various boroughs, there are so many places where the residents, government workers and even vacationers may have been exposed to the dangers of asbestos.

What is asbestos?

A known deadly mineral, Asbestos is a human carcinogen, that is known by the authorities the main reason behind the rising figure of lung cancer and mesothelioma along with a terminal cancer of the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen, as well as other cancers and respiratory diseases.

Because of the numerous dangers it poses, the management of asbestos is highly regulated by the State and Federal Government. There are authorities and professionals who need to be called for the removal,disposal and management of the asbestos.

Asbestos Violations

There are variety of asbestos violations that can lead to various fines and permanent mark on the record. Failure to properly contain asbestos can lead to following violations:

  • Using uncertified workers to remove asbestos or hiring the workers who are not trained properly in the removal process can lead to mark on record.
  • Falsely reporting the presence of asbestos on the property
  • Improper containment
  • Improper removal of asbestos

Any of the above violations can lead to the release of asbestos in the air. This leads to asbestos ingested or inhaled by humans. Even inminiscule amounts, asbestos is toxic mineral and can result in life long asbestos-related disease.

Authorities that regulate asbestos abatement and removal

 The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and U.S.Environmental Protection Agency are the two authorities that have the power to regulate the asbestos abatement and removal projects. They also regulate the disposal of the waste.

Once materials with asbestos are hammered, sanded or chiseled, the asbestos loosens and becomes airborne. Proper management and handling of the asbestos which is the only thing that can make it safe.

As a leading asbestos expert, Dominick Ciccarelli has worked with a variety of residential and commercial property owners to help them understand the state and federal regulations about the handling of asbestos. The property owners are required to follow certain safety regulations in case your home has asbestos present.