Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber found in certain geologic formations. Its
outstanding physical properties once made it the building material of choice for insulation, fireproofing
and a variety of specialty applications. Its chemical inertness suggested that, from a health perspective,
it was completely benign. Thus, the initial news of asbestos’s staggering hazardousness was met with
The safe handling and removal of building materials that contain asbestos is one of OTO’s core specialties. The intelligent understanding and planning of both stabilization and removal projects can make all the difference in maintaining project safety and predictable costs. We also strive to minimize disruption to your business and other indoor activities. OTO designs asbestos projects around your specific needs, never losing sight of public health and safety. Among the services we offer are:
OTO has long-term relationships with asbestos regulators at OSHA, the Division of Labor and
Industry and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. We also have worked with most
of the abatement contractors serving Western Massachusetts.
In addition to protecting physical health, we also understand and respect the anxiety that sometimes accompanies asbestos removal projects. We know that worry among workers or other building users can add to the stress of building owners and managers. OTO’s knowledge, credibility and training contribute to greater confidence that appropriate steps are being taken throughout projects to protect public health.