Keep Your Building Protected With an O&M Plan
Has your building been inspected for asbestos?
Do you have an Asbestos O&M Plan?
Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint operations and maintenance plans (O&M Plans) are often necessary for building owners’ management of a structure. They’re also sometimes required for financial transactions for the purchases of residential or commercial structures. When requested for financial transactions, the bank is typically referring to an O&M plan for asbestos and/or lead-based paint. What they mostly are concerned about is a situation in which if there has been a lack of O&M, and there is now an asbestos or lead-based paint hazard present in a structure they are about to finance.
For business owners, the goal is typically to identify whether if asbestos and/or lead-based paint are present. If either is found to be present, they must ensure that staff and occupants are aware of the hazards and are trained accordingly. Additionally, their maintenance plans need to address disposal of the substances. In either case, Guzi-West’s staff is knowledgeable and experienced in identifying and preparing O&M Plans that address financial transactions and/or limit building owner’s liabilities associated with the presence of asbestos, lead-based paint, or other hazardous materials.
Guzi-West’s O&M Plans focus on identifying the presence/absence of hazardous materials and specifying appropriate training, cleaning, work practices and surveillance to ensure that any materials containing hazardous materials are managed appropriately. The program should cover everything from notifying tenants of the presence of asbestos to addressing worker practices and assuring that all relevant employees have the proper level of certification. A well thought out O&M program requires a good deal of attention to detail to set up and constant focus to maintain but is ultimately the best possible strategy to limit exposure and any attendant liability.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Plan Chico, California
At Guzi-West we have the knowledge and experience to develop asbestos operations and maintenance plans for all businesses, no matter how large or small. Our certified field staff have the necessary background in structural components to efficiently inspect and address all potential sources of asbestos, lead-based paint, and other potential contaminants. We remain focused on limiting your liability while maintaining the best possible environment for cost-effective building management.
If you need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact Guzi-West today.