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Senate Approves Asbestos Legislation

On April 30, 2015 the Oregon Senate approved legislation requiring contractors to have asbestos surveys conducted prior to demolition work. While regulations are currently in place requiring asbestos testing prior to renovation, the bill specifically seeks to protect residential neighborhoods from potential asbestos exposure during demolition activities.

With the growth of the housing market in Portland and beyond, the risk of asbestos exposure in neighborhoods due to demolition and reconstruction is a growing reality.

You can view the actual bill here, or get a general overview in this news release from the senate majority office.

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About the author: Noal Kraft
Noal is the Vice President of Operations at DKI/G2 Consultants Inc. With over 27 years of professional experience in the Industrial Hygiene and Health and Safety industry. He has worked on thousands of projects throughout the U.S.