Louisiana Asbestos Regulations

Louisiana Asbestos Regulations

Hurricane Katrina devastated the region encompassing Louisiana. Not only were numerous buildings and homes completely obliterated, many people lost their lives and those of their family members and beloved pets. But one thing you may not have heard much about is the increased asbestos exposure related to the storm. The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina triggered a release of this toxic, fibrous mineral into the atmosphere and cleanup areas. Like the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, first responders only now understand the extreme medical conditions associated with exposure to asbestos.

But natural disasters aren’t the only place residents have had exposure to asbestos. Being on the Gulf Coast, Louisiana is home to a number of oil refineries. Those working in the refineries may have had exposure due to the fire-resistant protective clothing workers tend to wear that contain asbestos. That is one of only a number of ways residents may have been exposed.

Louisiana Asbestos Regulations at a Glance

Asbestos exposure can lead to a number of health problems including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other health issues. Below you will find a list of key state and federal regulations on asbestos removal and where to go to find an attorney if you are suffering from an asbestos-related illnesses.

Louisiana State Statutes

  • LA REV STAT Tit. 30, § 2341 (Louisiana School Abatement Act): Contains acknowledgment that Asbestos-containing materials were used in elementary and secondary schools.
  • See Chapters 27 and Chapters 51of the Louisiana Administrative Code
  • Chapter 27: Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools and State Buildings Regulation. Includes provisions for Training Providers and Accreditations (LAC 33:III.Chapter 27)
  • Chapter 51 (§5151): Emission Standard for Asbestos. Subchapter M. Includes Asbestos definitions and standards for Demolition and Renovation.

 

Asbestos Regulatory Agencies

Federal:

Louisiana State:

Louisiana Asbestos Accreditation and Notification Forms

List of Approved Asbestos Removal Contractors

  • See here for a list of state-approved contractors for when you are attempting to safely remove asbestos from your home, office, or construction project

Note: State laws are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

Louisiana Codes and Court of Appeals Opinions

Additional Resources for Louisiana Asbestos Regulations

Asbestos. Lung cancer. Regulations. It all sounds really confusing. So if you are looking to do more research, we can help. Below you will find several important links you can click on to continue learning about the harmful effects of asbestos and how an attorney can help.

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If you are experiencing symptoms related to asbestos exposure, you should first seek immediate medical attention. Once you’ve gotten the care you need; now you can turn your attention to the legal liability of those who may be responsible for your exposure. You can learn more about asbestos lawsuits by contacting a Louisiana injury attorney today. We can help you find one with a free attorney match at no obligation.

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