asbestos in old putty

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asbestos in old putty

Postby Steve Stier » September 6th, 2011, 9:15 am

I have just had a question about asbestos in old putty. Has anyone else run into this? Are there any references that give clues on how to deal with this issue? Should it be mentioned in the "document"?

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Re: asbestos in old putty

Postby Wayne Robison » September 7th, 2011, 10:25 am

I have personally encountered many historical windows that do in fact contain asbestos in the old putty, not necessarily the original putty in all cases.

When this is encountered and needs removed, it should be removed by a certified asbestos contractor that has all the training required by local and state laws.
These very from state to state but all states fall under the Federal regulations concerning asbestos abatement laws at the very least.
There are several regulations concerning asbestos including EPA and NESHAP.

NESHAP establishes work practices to minimize release of asbestos fibers during activities involving processing, handling and disposal of asbestos when a building is being demolished or renovated.
These requirements and standards are described in 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M.

Hope this helps answer your question, but more than likely will bring a massive amount of additional questions.

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Re: asbestos in old putty

Postby johnleeke » September 7th, 2011, 11:23 am

The current policy of these Window Standards for dealing with hazardous materials is to simply refer to other standards that deal with them.

So, Wayne, your comments on the asbestos standards are very useful.

If anyone else has experience dealing with the asbestos standards, please let us know.
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