Preview of Asbestos Awareness Training
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Preview of Asbestos Awareness Training
OSHA Two-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training Course(Course Preview and Training Demo) Presented by: Joseph Burley Principal Building Hygienist Tri-Tech Building Hygiene Services
Raw Asbestos Ore A nice furry rock Seems harmless enoughασβεστω
…it’s what you can’t see that causes trouble! Microscopic Fibers Seen Through an Electron Microscope serpentineamphibole
“The Flame” of the Fantastic Four c.1940
School ExposuresElementary school teacher was the 8th mostfrequently listed job on mesothelioma deathcertificates.Elementary and secondary schools rankedthird among all workplaces reportingmesothelioma cases.What about SCHOOL MAINTENANCE ANDCUSTODIAL personnel?
Asbestos Diseases and Symptoms PleuralPlaques/Fibrosis/Asbestosis Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Larynx Cancer
Diagnosing Asbestos Disease Diagnosis includes: evaluation of lung function review of history of exposure clubbing of fingers X-rays of lungs Cannot be detected by X-ray until about 30% of lung capacity lost. Inability to diagnose by X-ray does not mean that a person does not have the disease. X-rays evaluated by 4 specialists (the worst is discarded and the other 3 are averaged).
Smoking Cessation OSHA encourages employers to promote smoking cessation under the General Industry Standard Any smokers here?
1954 Kent Asbestos Micronite Cigarette A Kent Micronite cigarette filter showing blue crocidolite fibers protruding from the filter.photo credits: Asbestorama In the past, crocidolite was similarly used as filter media in hospitals and certain gas-mask canisters.
Asbestos-The Good News…
Asbestos-The Bad News…
Engineering Controls• Restricted Access• Physical barriers/containment• Lockdown/Encapsulation• Process dust control/Wet methods• Ventilation and Air Filtration
Protective gear• respirator• disposable suit/booties• disposable gloves• safety glasses
Most respirators require compliance with OSHA regulations
Status of Future Bans The “Ban Asbestos in America Act of 2007” was reintroduced in the Senate after originally being introduced in 2003. "Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act“ died in the House of Representatives in 2008 Neither bills introduced yet in Congress in 2010
To schedule or learn more about Asbestos Awareness Class Training please contact: Joseph Burley Tri-Tech Building Hygiene Services a subsidiary of Freelance Enviro-Tech Services LLC Oak Park, Michigan Phone (248) 721-8574 (office/cell) www.tri-techtesting.com freelance.enviro.tech (at) gmail.com