There is no known safe level of asbestos exposure. That is why medical and environment health organizations stress the need to minimize exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Regulations require that a Good Faith survey be performed before authorizing repair, remodeling or demolition projects. A Good Faith asbestos survey must be conducted by an AHERA Building Inspector before a demolition or major renovation can take place. The survey determines if asbestos is present from the structure by sampling building materials for laboratory analysis.
Before you start, it's important to understand the AHERA survey guidlelines and know what local clean air authority your project falls under to avoid delays and complications during the permitting process.
- Know who has the jurisdiction for your project
- Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) asbestos and demolition requirements
- ORCAA Asbestos Survey Guidance for AHERA Building Inspectors
- Should Real Estate professionals collect building materials for asbestos analysis?
- Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) Guidance for Structural Demolition or Renovation
- Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Asbestos Survey Guidance
Asbestos and Lead
Health and Safety
- Accident Prevention Program
- Accident Prevention Program Implementation
- Preliminary Comprehensive Assessment