A number of years have passed since the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its regulations pertaining
to asbestos in the construction workplace. That action was not
without conflict; this year marks the 15th anniversary of the
settlement agreement reached by OSHA, NRCA and initiating roofing contractors
as a result of a lawsuit against the agency claiming the original
regulations failed to take into account the unique nature of
asbestos-containing roofing materials (ACRM) and roof system
OSHA regulations do not apply to asbestos-containing roof
coatings, cements or mastics—regardless of the...
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