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Do you need a permit to remove a big industrial furnace? Is it supposed to be tested for toxic pollutants and asbestos before removal begins? If people are doing other jobs in the same building, are they supposed to be warned of any toxins and of the removal of the furnace?
Asking because the place I work is tearing one out and I'm pretty sure they've broken the law. I've called osha but I want to know if my next call should be a lawyer.

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d pantz wrote:
Do you need a permit to remove a big industrial furnace? Is it supposed to be tested for toxic pollutants and asbestos before removal begins? If people are doing other jobs in the same building, are they supposed to be warned of any toxins and of the removal of the furnace?
Asking because the place I work is tearing one out and I'm pretty sure they've broken the law. I've called osha but I want to know if my next call should be a lawyer.
Lookin' for a quick payday, eh?

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Jul 27, 2013
 
d pantz wrote:
Do you need a permit to remove a big industrial furnace? Is it supposed to be tested for toxic pollutants and asbestos before removal begins? If people are doing other jobs in the same building, are they supposed to be warned of any toxins and of the removal of the furnace?
Asking because the place I work is tearing one out and I'm pretty sure they've broken the law. I've called osha but I want to know if my next call should be a lawyer.
Look it up on google.......

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Jul 27, 2013
 
d pantz wrote:
Do you need a permit to remove a big industrial furnace? Is it supposed to be tested for toxic pollutants and asbestos before removal begins? If people are doing other jobs in the same building, are they supposed to be warned of any toxins and of the removal of the furnace?
Asking because the place I work is tearing one out and I'm pretty sure they've broken the law. I've called osha but I want to know if my next call should be a lawyer.
The EPA has no general ban on the use of asbestos, but abatement and removal is strictly controlled. Good luck finding out whether or not there is any contained in the furnace.

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Jul 27, 2013
 
d pantz wrote:
Do you need a permit to remove a big industrial furnace? Is it supposed to be tested for toxic pollutants and asbestos before removal begins? If people are doing other jobs in the same building, are they supposed to be warned of any toxins and of the removal of the furnace?
Asking because the place I work is tearing one out and I'm pretty sure they've broken the law. I've called osha but I want to know if my next call should be a lawyer.
http://www.epa.gov/osw/hazard/tsd/permit/
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They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Wait til you get cancer, them get a cash settlement to cover.guns ammo and explosives for your last big no bag limit hunt.....
OP is a groid angling for a grift. See, stains will rat out a business but not a co-sh^tstain on a murder.
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They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Wait til you get cancer, them get a cash settlement to cover.guns ammo and explosives for your last big no bag limit hunt.....
Forgot to add...groid here cannot fathom that business may already have looked into the law and gotten the permits, etc.
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Jul 27, 2013
 
hey now hey now wrote:
<quoted text>Forgot to add...groid here cannot fathom that business may already have looked into the law and gotten the permits, etc.
no permits or tests done to the equipment before removal began by guys who am am pretty sure aren't supposed to do it. Only one person asked and they immediately back paddled and sent out parts for testing and issued a statement that it would be tested but would contain some toxins which get you sick, but not kill you.
1. I think it is illegal to start tearing it out without testing it first.
2. Shouldn't they warn everybody working in the building if they absolutely have to tear it down while they are working there? By law? They do on construction sites.
3. Yeah if I wasn't warned about breathing in toxins, I'm looking for a pay day. What do you think they're doing by not having it removed proper??
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Jul 27, 2013
 
LOL you shoe lickers don't care if people just trying to do an honest days work get sick? Guess what ? I will probably sue them now and later if I get sick .
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Jul 27, 2013
 
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this has a lot of information about permits to remove hazardous waste, not much about testing for them. This thing was pretty old and used to heat a powder coat paint cure oven. When we asked how old it was they didn't even know and they were already removing it.
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Probably not much to worry about. The abating is a scam in many ways. A school.was torn down in my district and they removed the plaster from the walls but not the asbestos layer as part of the roof. What a scam.
oh yeah? Did you work on that job site?
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The EPA has no general ban on the use of asbestos, but abatement and removal is strictly controlled. Good luck finding out whether or not there is any contained in the furnace.
when they were asked how old it was they said they weren't sure. Seems to me like they're not sure about how to legally tear it out. It could be nothing, but I've got a strong feeling somebody who makes salary has made some really stupid decisions. Guess I won't post again until I know more....

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