Asbestos and Lead
CORE has significant experience with asbestos and lead consulting. We are licensed by the New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) as an asbestos contractor and by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as a lead-based paint consulting firm. CORE has provided services related to the identification, control, and abatement of Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) for federal, state, and private clients, as well as for industrial facilities and public and commercial buildings. Our NYSDOL certified inspectors work closely with several accredited asbestos laboratories to analyze bulk samples in accordance with all USEPA and NYSDOL standards and guidelines.
CORE has provided services in the area of identification, control, and abatement of lead-based paint (LBP) for federal, state, and private clients at public buildings, bridges, municipal incinerator facilities, and commercial buildings. We have on staff USEPA-certified lead inspectors and Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC)-trained lead specialists. CORE maintains a New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Radioactive Materials license, which allows us to perform lead-based paint inspections with our multiple Nitron XRF instruments.
CORE’s asbestos and lead remediation monitoring services ensure that the abatement portion of each project is performed in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. We monitor contractors performing abatement work, document their compliance with or violations of laws and regulations, and review their performance to project specifications.
Spotlight of new regulations: Vermiculite
Recently, the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) has been evolving Guidelines regarding the sampling and analysis of vermiculite-containing building materials. With each new Guideline the way these materials are sampled, analyzed and reported has changed.
CORE has actively been keeping abreast of these new Guidelines as they evolve and we remain at the forefront of the industry. We are able to provide our clients with the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for all Vermiculate sampling and analysis.
Vermiculite-Containing Spray-On Fireproofing:
NYSDOH issued a unique Guideline for the sampling and analysis of Vermiculite-Containing Spray-On Fireproofing (VCSOF) effective in October 2014. With it, two new analytical procedures for VCSOF became available.