In the City of New York, storage and transportation of asbestos containing materials
are regulated by the New York City Department of Sanitation.
In the past, asbestos containing materials
were commonly used in home construction.
HM Inspector of Health and Safety, Richard Bishop, commenting on the case, said: "A survey had been carried out in 2001 which identified asbestos containing materials
. This information was not acted upon and no-one who worked in the plant room was made aware.
"There were some asbestos containing materials
in the room, which were perfectly safe.
Jill Pearshouse, a solicitor at Lichfield-based Keelys, says there is already huge demand for these sur-veyors who will determine whether asbestos containing materials
can be undisturbed and sealed in or whether they must be removed and disposed of by properly accredited contractors.
HSE Inspector Richard Bishop said: "A survey had been carried out in 2001 which identified asbestos containing materials
Owners, occupiers and those responsible for the management of non-domestic property that may contain asbestos-containing material have a legal responsibility to manage the risk of asbestos containing materials
, or to cooperate with those responsible for managing the risk.