Chastain-Skillman, Inc. (CSI) has conducted numerous asbestos survey evaluations for Pinellas County. The purpose of these evaluations was to assist The County in identifying, assessing, and mitigating asbestos concerns and to promote the health and safety of employees. Some of the facilities included in these evaluations are: Administrative Offices, the Judicial Office, the County Court House, County Residential Structures, County Utility Facilities, the Annex Building, Garage Structures, the Medical Examiners Facility, Cooperative Extension Services and the Barracks Building.
Asbestos surveys can be delicate assignments, requiring capabilities in customer relations as well as health and safety assessments. In addition to dealing with objective scientific data, the health professionals involved in these evaluations must be sensitive to the perceived risks and concerns of those affected. In most cases both issues must be addressed to properly identify and resolve the root cause of the problem.
A variety of investigative methods and analytical technologies were employed by CSI during the evaluations of a variety of facilities that included: general office spaces, industrial facilities, retail commercial centers and warehouse areas. These included background/historical data collection, facility walk-through evaluations, instrumentation/air monitoring data collection, bulk sampling/analysis, microbial assays, air flow/pathway determinations, nuisance animal removal, and employee health surveys.
As the client directs, verbal and written reports are prepared and presented to management and legal counsel. In addition to these projects for Pinellas County, CSI has provided similar asbestos survey evaluation services to numerous City and County governments, School Boards, and private industry.