Keeping construction sites clean is no easy task, yet it’s imperative to both the safety of those working on the site as well as the surrounding environment. Large debris aside, managing the dirt and dust created during construction and demolition (C&D) is key to keeping construction sites clean and safe, in addition to promoting a safe working environment for those on site, and California’s new construction site compliance measures aim to do just that.
New Construction Site Compliance
It’s no secret that construction sites can create a lot of waste. Organizations such as the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) focus on monitoring that waste while promoting recycling throughout the state. Additional efforts to minimize waste generation come from Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341 Chesbro, Chapter 476, Statutes of 2011), which states that by 2020, 50% of a municipality’s waste must be diverted from landfills and instead recycled. And in 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its silica standard that goes into effect later this year. These new regulations state that long-term exposure to crystalline silica (found in brick, concrete, drywall and other building materials) have been linked to various health issues. As a result, the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to silica is cut in half (compared to the previous regulations written in 1971).
So what does all of this mean? And how can Central Valley Sweeping help in the efforts to aid in construction site compliance with all these laws and regulations?
When it comes to properly handling C&D waste, and maintaining construction site compliance, Central Valley Sweeping knows a thing or two. Part of our commercial and industrial property services include proper debris removal, as well as power washing and the removal of dust and dirt. We understand the increasing importance of keeping dust contaminants to a minimum in order to meet California’s safety regulations and keep construction sites safe and compliant. While this may seem daunting, our convenient services aim to remove the stress from your construction site compliance. Learn more about our C&D services and how we can help you keep your construction site clean.