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East Carolina University ASBESTOS AWARENESS. Presented by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. East Carolina University Asbestos Awareness Training Requirements. 2 Hour Awareness Training Asbestos-Uses and Forms Location of ACBM Recognition of Damage

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East Carolina UniversityASBESTOS AWARENESS

Presented by the

Office of Environmental Health and Safety


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessTraining Requirements

  • 2 Hour Awareness Training

  • Asbestos-Uses and Forms

  • Location of ACBM

  • Recognition of Damage

  • Names and Telephone Numbers of Program Manager and Emergency Personnel

  • 14 Additional Hours for O&M Personnel


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos Awareness

  • What is Asbestos?

  • Health Effects Associated with Exposure

  • Defense Mechanisms

  • Smoking

  • Location of ACBM and ACM

  • Recognition of Damage

  • Emergency Procedures and Contacts

  • Rules and Regulations

  • Renovation Projects

  • Abatement Projects

  • Prohibited Activities

  • Questions


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessWHAT IS ASBESTOS?

  • Naturally Occurring Mineral

  • Chrysotile, Amosite, and Crocidolite

  • >3,000 Different Building Products

  • Desirable Physical Properties

  • ACM Contains >1% Asbestos

  • Laboratory Analysis


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessHEALTH HAZARDS

  • Inhalation Hazard

  • Must Be Disturbed

  • Asbestosis

  • Lung Cancer

  • Mesothelioma

  • Latency Period

  • Level and Duration of Exposure

  • Risk


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessDEFENSE MECHANISMS

  • Nose and Mouth

  • Mucous Lined Breathing Passages

  • Cilia


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessSMOKING

  • Impairs Body’s Defense Mechanism

  • Increased Risk of Lung Cancer


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessLOCATION OF ACBM

  • Surfacing Material

  • TSI

  • Miscellaneous

  • PACM

  • Sample Inventory

  • Accredited Inspectors

  • Periodic Inspections


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessRECOGNITION OF DAMAGE

  • Friability

  • Water Damage

  • Delamination

  • Deterioration

  • Physical Damage

  • Minor Incidents

  • Major Incidents


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessEMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • Major Fiber Release

  • Stop Work Immediately

  • Do Not Attempt Clean-up

  • Secure Area

  • Notify Supervisor

  • Contact Emergency Personnel

  • Do Not Reenter Area Until Instructed To Do So


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessRULES AND REGULATIONS

  • OSHA

  • EPA

  • NC Hazard Management Branch

  • ECU Policy


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessACBM MANAGEMENT

  • Abatement

  • O&M


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessABATEMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Encapsulation

  • Enclosure

  • Removal


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessABATEMENT ACTIVITIES

  • Survey to Identify ACM

  • Project Designer

  • Occupant Notification

  • Work Area Containment

  • Posting of Work Areas

  • Engineering Controls

  • PPE

  • Air Monitoring

  • Accredited Contractor

  • ECU Oversight


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessO&M ACTIVITIES

  • In-House Small Scale, Short Duration Projects

  • Maintenance or Repair Only

  • 160 Square Feet/260 Linear Feet

  • Trained Personnel

  • Coordinate with EH&S


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessPROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

  • DO NOT

  • Drill Holes in ACM

  • Hang Plants or Anything Else From ACM Ceilings

  • Hang Pictures on ACM Walls

  • Sand ACM Floor Tiles.

  • Damage ACM When Moving Furniture, Replacing Light Bulbs, Cleaning, etc.


East Carolina UniversityAsbestos AwarenessQuiz

  • What is Asbestos?

  • Name 3 Building Materials That May Contain Asbestos?

  • Name 3 Diseases Associated With Asbestos Exposure?

  • When is Asbestos a Health Hazard?

  • What Greatly Increases the Risk of Lung Cancer?

  • What Should You Do If You Identify Damaged ACM?


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