Asbestos NESHAP. Uses, Health Effects and Regulations Governing Commercial Buildings and Structures. Background Information on Asbestos. Become familiar with history of asbestos use Recognize the characteristics and various types of asbestos
Uses, Health Effects and Regulations Governing Commercial Buildings and Structures
This changed in the late 1800s when major asbestos deposits were discovered in Canada and new usages were developed.
Because of its resistance to heat and flame, asbestos was widely used in thermal system insulation applications.History of Asbestos
Serpentine mineral group
When asbestos containing materials are crumbled or reduced to powder via damage:
Contact Damage (vandalism)
Age Damage (delamination)
Asbestos fibers migrate through lung tissue and leave a virtual trail of scarring as this occurs.
Asbestosis occurs when scarring is severe and ability of lungs to exchange oxygen is impaired and breathing is difficultAsbestosis
“Notifications of Demolition and Renovation” are to be sent to the:
Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Air Quality Bureau
7900 Hickman Rd, Suite 1
Windsor Heights, Iowa 50324
(O-Original, R-Revised or C-Cancelled)
Under item III.circle operation type,
Either (D-Demoliton, O-Odered Demo or
This can only be done when a governmental entity condemns a building as unsafe for asbestos removal
Laws and regulations enforced by Federal, State, and local governing bodies or agencies.
Legal responsibility, obligation, or debt
(legally bound or obligated).
Total asbestos liability may reach $265 billion
73 companies have filed bankruptcy due to asbestos exposure
Because asbestos manufacturers have already filed for bankruptcy, lawsuits now target defendants with only a “tenuous” connection to asbestos.
Today’s average lawsuit names 60 -70 defendants.
Of the claims submitted to the Manville Personal Injury Trust in recent years, the RAND Institute for Civil Justice found only 10% of the claims were filed by people displaying the seriously ill effects of asbestos exposure.
From “Cases Fill Courts and Firms Go Broke; Total Liability May Reach $265 Billion” by Mike Tolson in the October 3, 2004 edition of The Houston Cronicle