Asbestos risk management: Identification, monitoring and removal

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Information about Asbestos risk management: Identification, monitoring and removal

Published on September 19, 2018

Author: ukataasbestos


slide 1: Asbestos risk management: Identifcation monitoring and removal Olive Learning slide 2: Asbestos was widely used as a construction material in residential and commercial buildings before identifying the danger of asbestos in 70’s and 80’s. It is also used as a key material for shipbuilding and automotive. Even after knowing the health risks of asbestos fbers still there are many structures that are built with the asbestos material. Identifcation and monitoring the asbestos is not an easy task as asbestos is made of microscopic fbers that cannot be seen by the naked eye. In order to identify it you need special equipment or to know what materials investigate look for any manufacturer labels and consult experts when in doubt. The only visually identifable asbestos products are corrugated cement roofng sheets. Simple methods to eradicate asbestos completely are:  Awareness training  Identifying  Controlling  Removing +44 20 3579 7542 slide 3: 1. Possible methods to Identifying Asbestos Materials  Note the date on the material.  Look at joints of material.  Analyze or observe surface patterns.  Inspect exterior building materials.  Investigate interior panels as asbestos material have diferent patterns.  Check appliances and fnishing materials.  Assess the location. After identifying the presence of asbestos in the surrounding the next step is to check whether it is damaged or not. Only damaged or broken asbestos is dangerous as it spread minute fbers into the air and will cause harmful diseases. Proper asbestos awareness training and precautions will help to eradicate asbestos easily. Some common Asbestos-Containing Materials:  Ceilings: popcorn ceilings ceiling tiles +44 20 3579 7542 slide 4:  Flooring: vinyl tiles some foor tiles select adhesives carpet underlay  Siding: shingles stucco transit  Insulation: wall attic materials around pipes electrical wires.  Adhesives: certain joint compounds cement caulk 2. Ways to control the release of asbestos fbers: Controlling measures will guide you in handling or using asbestos- containing material properly. The main goal is to prevent or minimize the release of airborne asbestos fbers. The employer must make sure that the control plan is developed and implemented for their employees prevent asbestos exposure. 1. Encapsulation 2. Enclosure 3. Repair 4. Removal 5. Operations and Maintenance Program 3. Removal of Asbestos: +44 20 3579 7542 slide 5: It is always better to leave undisturbed asbestos as it is. A certifed asbestos awareness training will teach removal workers about how asbestos can be handled and disposed of so it’s best to have certifed individuals assess and properly take care of any asbestos-containing products. It is mandatory to hold a certifed certifcate by everyone those who remove or disturbing asbestos. Individuals with training can remove asbestos from their house but it is always better to appoint an asbestos removal contractor with class A and class B certifcate. A contractor will be able to determine the best plan of action to keep you and your loved ones safe without asbestos exposure. +44 20 3579 7542

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