Step One: Assessment and Survey
The first step of a management program is to perform a survey to assess the location, identify the type of problem (whether asbestos, lead base paint, mold, or just air quality), the condition of the material or effected area and establish a maintenance record. Take any corrective actions to limit liability.
Step Two: Notification
This step identifies where the problem is located for the building manager, maintenance staff, and service contractors.
Step Three: Worker Training
A health and safety program should be established including an Inspection policy and employee training. Employees who are most likely to come in contact or work with the environmental problem material. Alert all sub trades and maintenance contractors who work within the vicinity of the material or contaminated area.
(Please go to our next entry for the final steps.)