Rhode Island Asbestos Regulations
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Asbestos was once widely used in construction and other industries where fire-resistance is crucial, but its use was largely phased out once its severe health risks became well-established. A fibrous, naturally occurring mineral, asbestos can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other serious illnesses when inhaled. Although it is no longer used in new products, asbestos still remains hidden in old buildings and only becomes a problem when exposed to the air, typically during demolitions and renovations.
The following chart highlights Rhode Island's regulations pertaining to asbestos abatement projects and licensing requirements.
Rhode Island Asbestos Regulations: The Basics
|Statutes and Codes
|Asbestos Regulatory Agencies
|Asbestos Abatement Plan and Notification Requirements
Building owner/operator must submit an Asbestos Start Work Notification at least 10 working days prior to on-site work.
Building owner/operator must submit an Asbestos Abatement Plan:
|Asbestos Contractor Licensing Requirements
|Additional Forms and Applications
Note: State regulations 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.
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- Rhode Island Laws
- Official State Codes - Links to the official online statutes (laws) in all 50 states and DC.
Rhode Island Asbestos Regulations: Related Resources
- Verify an Asbestos Remediation License (RI Dept. of Health)
- Find Licensed Asbestos Professionals (RI Dept. of Health)
- Asbestos Waste Transport Companies (RI Dept. of Health)
- Asbestos Exposure Risks
- Asbestos Exposure: Symptoms and Diseases
Learn How Rhode Island Asbestos Regulations Apply to You: Speak to an Attorney
The above information and links will help you comply with Rhode Island law when pursuing your asbestos abatement project. Failure to comply can lead to disciplinary actions. If you've been exposed to asbestos or believe you have an asbestos-related illness, you may want to consider your legal options after getting medical attention. To learn more about the possible legal remedies, contact an experienced personal injury attorney in Rhode Island today.
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