Asbestos consulting for Alcoa....

Since 1996 I have provided consulting services to Alcoa’s Rockdale, TX Operations and to their corporate EHS staff. The Asbestos Survey document that I revised extensively for Rockdale was adopted at the corporate level and I contributed to the revision of other Alcoa asbestos management documents.

When Alcoa acquired the assets of Reynolds Aluminum, the Sherwin alumina refinery in Ingleside, TX was divested and the transaction required an estimate of asbestos abatement costs for the facility. I performed this study using the survey data provided by the plant’s asbestos consultant and applied factors for condition and disturbance of the asbestos-containing materials on various components.

When Alcoa acquired the Howmet manufacturing plants in the US and Canada, I was asked to assist the corporate staff with bringing these plants into compliance with Alcoa’s asbestos policies. I arranged to have the plants surveyed according to a specification and solicitations that I sent to asbestos consulting firms with offices near the plants. After the surveys were performed, I reviewed the reports and offered additional advice to the plant staff on interpreting the information. Besides my extensive experience in conducting asbestos surveys and preparing O&M plans, the most important factors in the success of this program were my personal contacts and reputation within the asbestos consulting community and my ability to manage a complex technical effort of this magnitude.