Asbestos Consulting and Project Management Services

Facility Surveys

IHST uses trained inspectors to perform visual inspections, and collect samples. All inspections are performed in accordance with AHERA regulations. Samples are collected using EPA, OSHA and NIOSH recommended procedures. A comprehensive asbestos survey report is prepared which includes observation assessments, results of laboratory analysis, cost estimates, photographs, and recommendations for corrective actions.


Project Specifications

IHST can develop complete specifications, which enable abatement contractors to provide cost information and bids. Specifications are written by a TDH-licensed Asbestos Consultant with extensive experience in asbestos, insuring effective program completion in a cost effective manner.

Specifications include a description of the scope of work to be performed on the project and a detailed description of the scope of the methods and practices to be followed. Specifications also include federal, state, and local regulations regarding asbestos and specify monitoring services to be performed prior to, during and following asbestos abatement activities.

Project Management

IHST can provide experienced project managers to act as the Owner's representative. The project manager will monitor the abatement activities and insure that all work is performed in accordance with project specifications and applicable government regulations.

A daily log is maintained by the project manager, which provides primary documentation of the contractor's activities, as well as other events important to the project. When the asbestos abatement has been completed, a final written report is issued, including all required document submittals concerning the abatement and sample analysis results.

Asbestos Abatement Air Monitoring

IHST provides experienced, competent personnel to perform the critical task of air monitoring during asbestos abatement activities. Area air samples are collected continuously during actual abatement activities, both inside and outside the work area, to determine if the abatement is being conducted with proper care for the safety of all involved, and to document that other areas are free of airborne asbestos fibers. Final clearance samples are taken after the asbestos abatement has been completed to document that no airborne asbestos remains and the area is safe for occupancy.

IHST offers on-site asbestos air sample analysis services. On-site analyses are performed using the NIOSH 7400 method of fiber identification. All microscopists are successful participants in the American Industrial Hygiene Association PAT program (Accreditation #76017-001).