Safe Lead Paint Removal From Metal Structures
LEAD PAINT, LEAD CONTAINING COATINGS AND DUST
Lead can cause serious health effects including kidney damage, cancer, nerve and brain damage and infertility.
Lead paint and coatings are often found on steel structures. One of the best ways to protect workers and the environment against lead exposure and polution / contamination is to practise good engineering and hygiene at work.
Many of the older industrial structures, such as water tanks, bridges, steel construction columns and beams, pipelines, ships, penstocks, spillway gates, stators, etc. used lead based paint and primers to prevent corrosion until the discovery of lead’s ill effects on human health and the environment. Additionally, many structures also used hazardous coatings containing such contaminates as asbestos, PCB, chromium, arsenic and other contaminates in the coatings.
Removal of hazardous paint and coatings from steel and concrete surfaces, if done improperly, can expose workers and the environment to hazardous levels of lead or other contaminants. Our team of personnel are innovative and quality-minded. The professionalism and quality of work we do are shown in all projects undertaken by ENVIRO-VAC
Enviro-Vac is one of the oldest privately owned environmental contractors in Canada. They offer full suite of services in hazardous materials abatement and decontamination including shrink- wrap containments and are available to work both small and large- scale projects across Canada. The head office is based in Surrey, BC.
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