On June 5, 2018, a special dedication ceremony was held for the June 5 Memorial Park at 22nd and Market Streets in Philadelphia. The memorial commemorates the lives lost after a building tragically collapsed during its demolition in 2013.
This memorial serves as a reminder that demolition, and construction in general, is dangerous work. In addition to issues such as building collapse, demolition can expose workers and the public to other hazards, including airborne hazards such as silica, lead, and asbestos.
Demolition can be thought of as construction in reverse. Demolition companies must consider both structural engineering and environmental testing to assess the structural integrity of a building and select the best method of demolition. Professional demolition companies follow strict guidelines and protocols designed and engineered to keep workers, the public, and the environment safe from harm.
The following links provide OSHA ‘s demolition requirements:
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