CANTON -- The first phase of Canton Central School’s capital project is expected to begin June 11 with asbestos abatement.
Fibertech Environmental Services, monitored by Atlantic Testing Laboratories, will remove asbestos in the crawlspace underneath the building.
The workers will observe safety precautions, including
• isolating the occupied portion of the building to be abated with non-combustible construction
• ensuring that the ventilation equipment in the abatement work area is isolated from occupied portions of the building
• routing access to the abatement area through non-occupied portions of the building
• sealing access of the abatement area with multiple layers of fire-retardant plastic sheeting
• using removal methods that prevent asbestos fibers from getting into the air
• using High-Efficiency Particulate Arresting (HEPA) negative filtered pressure equipment to safely regulate and control air flow
• collecting frequent air samples from locations adjacent to the abatement areas to ensure that the engineering and work methods are in accordance with plans, specifications, and regulations, and that occupied areas of the building remain safe throughout the project
The abatement work will generally take place from 3 p.m. through 1 a.m. Monday through Friday. Completion is expected in early August.
For additional information, contact Canton Central School District Director of Operations Scott Sanderson at 386-8561, extension 345.