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Impact of ASTM Standards and Government Regulations for Asbestos and Lead on the Renovation of Buildings.


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Friedman, W.; McKnight, M. E.; Oberta, A. F.

Applications of the Performance Concept in Building. CIB-ASTM-ISO-RILEM 3rd International Symposium. Volume 1. Proceedings. National Building Research Institute. December 9-12, 1996, Tel-Aviv, Israel, National Building Research Institute, Haifa, Israel, Becker, R.; Paciuk, M., Editor(s)(s), 3/79-89 pp, 1996.

Keywords:

asbestos; lead paints; performance; regulations; standards; rehabilitation; occupants

Abstract:

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) is developing standards for controlling hazards from lead paint and asbestos that might arise during renovation of buildings. These voluntary, consensus-based standard practices, test methods and guides fill an essential role in managing environmental hazards. For example, Subcommittee E06.24 on Building Preservation and Rehabilitation Technology has issued a Standard Practice for Visual Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects, which describes a management approach used throughout the project. Inspection procedures and criteria are provided to determine if a removal project is complete before renovation of the space can proceed. Subcommittee D22.07 on Asbestos Sampling and Analysis has issued two standard test methods for asbestos in settled dust, using the Microvacuum surface sampling technique and analysis by Transmission Electron Microscopy. Subcommittee E06.23 on Abatement of Hazards of Lead in Buildings develops standards regarding lead paint in and near buildings, from evaluating building components and surroundings, to developing lead paint management plans, to management-in-place and/or hazard reduction, for the protection of workers, occupants and the environment.