Lead/Asbestos Abatement Facility
Workforce Development funds from the City of Springfield will establish OWW as a fully equipped, licensed and insured lead and associated asbestos abatement shop to train and employ women from the South End and Six Corners neighborhoods. OWW will be self-sustaining beyond the short term of grant funding by offering abatement services to meet an increasing market demand in historic preservation and building material reuse.
Original glass was often glazed with putty containing asbestos fibers. Our work is governed by Massachusetts State Asbestos and DEP Regulation in 453 CMR 6.10(4)(h) for Asbestos-Associated Project Workers. Operations will not result in the production of asbestos dust described as Non-friable Asbestos Containing Building Materials. OWW will be registered as a Small Scale Asbestos Project under 453 CMR 6.13(1) and (2).
Dealing with lead paint is one of the tasks of historic preservation work. Our facility will be fully licensed under 454 CMR 22.00 as a de-leading contractor and de-leading work will be carried out by employees licensed as Lead Supervisors under CMA 22.03. OWW will be registered with the Department of Environmental Protection as a Small Quantities Generator of Toxic Waste for environmentally safe disposal of lead paint.