Alabama Asbestos Regulations
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Alabama Asbestos Regulations and More
Whether it is an elementary school in central Alabama testing their soil after asbestos was found before scheduled renovations or asbestos in the workplace, this dangerous, fibrous mineral has been used in numerous products and construction projects until its toxicity to humans was established in the 1980s. Particularly of concern are those who have worked in Alabama’s shipyards, power plants, mills, and many other government buildings or structures constructed with asbestos, exposing unprotected workers to these cancer-causing fibers. The state of Alabama is fighting against exposure with a series of asbestos regulations designed to protect you and your loved ones.
Illnesses Associated with Asbestos Exposure
There are several different illnesses directly associated with asbestos exposure, including several which are fatal. The two most deadly are lung cancer and mesothelioma. Neither one has a known cure, nor can the effects of asbestos on your lungs be reversed.
Alabama Asbestos Information
Alabama has its share of building and workplaces that still contain asbestos. But what should you do if you are exposed to this fiber? Below you will find key information about regulations and codes, as well as where to go for legal help should you find yourself suffering from the side effects of asbestos exposure in Alabama.
Alabama State Statute
Alabama Health, Mental Health, and Environmental Control Code § 22-39-1 et. seq.
Asbestos Regulatory Agencies
Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program
If you are a contractor looking to perform asbestos abatement work, you must be accredited by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
Asbestos Abatement Requirements/Codes
Certification requirements:Ala. Admin. Code r 335-3-11-.05
Notification requirements: 40 CFR 61.145(b)
Asbestos waste disposal: Ala. Admin. Code r 335-13-4-.26(2)
Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Alabama Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions
Additional Resources for Alabama Asbestos Regulations
Do you have more questions about Alabama Asbestos regulations? FindLaw has the answers you may be looking for. Click on the links below to learn more.
- How to Choose an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Lawyer
- Asbestos FAQs
- Who is At-Risk for Asbestos-Related Illnesses?
Learn More About Alabama's Asbestos Laws: Call an Attorney
Asbestos regulations can be confusing and also a source of stress if you or someone you know has been impacted by the fibrous material. As a consumer affected by this naturally-occurring, yet very dangerous material, you have legal options if you have an illness or disease as a result of exposure. Learn more by meeting with an Alabama injury attorney near you.
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