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Asbestos Abatement Projects Worker Protection - EPA. Training requirements. Recognize asbestos Health effects of asbestos Relationship between smoking and asbestos in producing lung cancer. 1a. Training requirements. Nature of operations that could result in exposure to asbestos

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training requirements
Training requirements
  • Recognize asbestos
  • Health effects of asbestos
  • Relationship between smoking and asbestos in producing lung cancer

1a

training requirements1
Training requirements
  • Nature of operations that could result in exposure to asbestos
  • Importance of necessary protective controls to minimize exposure
  • Instruction in how to use controls and procedures

1b

training requirements2
Training requirements
  • Respirators
    • Purpose
    • Proper use
    • Fitting instructions
    • Limitations

1c

training requirements3
Training requirements
  • Appropriate work practices
  • Medical surveillance
  • Content of the regulation

1d

recognizing asbestos
Recognizing asbestos
  • Asbestos containing materials (ACBM) are found in three forms:
    • Sprayed or troweled on ceilings, walls
    • Insulation around hot/cold pipes, ducts, boilers, tanks
    • Other products, such as ceiling and floor tiles, wall boards

2a

health effects
Health effects
  • Asbestosis
  • Mesothelioma

3a

health effects1
Health effects
  • Cancers
    • Lung
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Colon
    • Other organs

3b

relationship between smoking asbestos and lung cancer
Relationship between smoking, asbestos, and lung cancer
  • The more asbestos fibers inhaled, the greater the risk of disease - smoking increases the risk
  • Asbestos fibers remain in air for hours; are inhaled by people

4a

operations that can result in asbestos exposure
Operations that can result in asbestos exposure
  • Each facility is different
  • Custodial
  • Maintenance

5a

protective controls
Protective controls
  • Minimize exposure
  • Engineering controls
  • Work practices
  • Respirators

6a

hygiene facilities
Hygiene facilities
  • Showers
  • Lockers
  • Must be used when exposed to asbestos

7a

protective clothing
Protective clothing
  • Coveralls
  • Full-body clothing
  • Gloves
  • Head coverings

8a

protective clothing1
Protective clothing
  • Foot coverings
  • Face shields
  • Vented goggles
  • Other appropriate equipment

8b

decontamination procedures entry
Decontamination procedures - Entry
  • Remove/deposit street clothing in the clean room
  • Put on protective clothing and respiratory protection
  • Enter decontamination area from the clean room

9a

decontamination procedures exit
Decontamination procedures - Exit
  • Remove gross contamination and debris in the regulated area
  • Remove protective clothing and deposit it in the equipment room

9b

decontamination procedures exit1
Decontamination procedures – Exit
  • Do not remove respirators in equipment room
  • Shower prior to entering the clean room
  • Enter clean room before changing into street clothes

9c

emergency procedures
Emergency procedures
  • Each facility is different
  • Review entry and exit emergency response procedures

10a

waste disposal
Waste disposal
  • Collect and dispose of:
    • Asbestos waste
    • Debris
    • Bags
    • Containers
    • Equipment
    • Contaminated clothing

11a

waste disposal1
Waste disposal
  • Seal in labeled, impermeable bags/containers
  • Exception: roofing operations

11b