At POIRIERCASTRO HSE, we take your health and safety very seriously, and offer the most comprehensive testing, air quality monitoring and abatement programs in the industry.
We begin with an inspection of your facility or work site in order to determine the possible risk level, and extract samples for testing. Utilizing an independent laboratory, we can verify if asbestos is present, and if so, determine the type of asbestos. Once we have this information, we can determine the best abatement plan and provide an estimate for the scope of work required.
During the entire abatement process, you can rest assured in knowing that we are taking every precaution to eliminate exposure and cross contamination through the use of airlock vapour barriers, negative air pressure systems, air quality monitoring, amended water and fogging procedures, encapsulation methods, decontamination facilities, as well as air purification using HEPA filters.
Upon completion of abatement procedures, all contaminated materials, are double bags and properly disposed of in a hazardous waste management facility, and the work site is newly reconstructed and certified as asbestos free to ensure your peace of mind.
This helps demonstrate our commitment to safety excellence and quality of service!
ASBESTOS TESTING AND ABATEMENT is performed by our Certified Asbestos Remediation Technicians and all air quality is monitored by our Industrial Hygienist to control fibre release while abatement procedures are being conducted.
Although today asbestos is no longer used, it was used extensively prior to 1990 in many building materials such as building exteriors, flooring, ceilings, walls, pipe insulation, as well as in many other products. It was the preferred choice due to it’s strength, insulating and fire-resistant properties, and mineral composition which could easily be added to cement.
Now that it’s health risks have been identified and linked to mesothelioma and asbestosis, only highly trained professionals should attempt to deal with this hazardous material.
If you suspect that asbestos is present in your building or used as a coating on pipe or other materials, please halt all work and call the professionals at +1 587-597-8378.
Reference: Alberta OH&S Code Part 4 – Chemical Hazards, Biological Hazards and Harmful Substances
Crystalline Silica at the Work Site: https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/18cab3a0-444a-4303-95ce-3d8d2b1e61c3/resource/383ac443-24a4-477b-8be1-92c1a5eb7c7e/download/whs-pub-ch059.pdf