Asbestos NESHAP Inspection and Safety Procedures Course. Chapter 2 Asbestos-Containing Materials. Version 2012.1. Topics. Brief discussion of historical asbestos use What is asbestos?. History of Asbestos Use. Asbestos has been used for thousands of years
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and Safety Procedures Course
Asbestos Milling Plant
Ancient oil lamp
Regulation of asbestos began in the early 1970s
Source: U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8, Denver, Colorado.
But when damaged like you see in the picture it can be very friable and release asbestos.
Fibers do not just “jump off” materials that contain asbestos.
They get into the air when ACM or ACM debris is disturbed.
They may then be breathed or swallowed.
Looks can be deceiving!
EPA and OSHA allow TSI to be managed in place
The most commonly produced ACM worldwide today.
Also a very commonly produced ACM worldwide.
Roofing materials (flashing, cements, felts, and coatings) may STILL contain asbestos materials in new construction