Model Code of Practice: how to manage and control asbestos in the workplace

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Australia
English
2016

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This model Code of Practice has been developed to provide practical guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking on how to manage risks associated with asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACM) at the workplace and thereby minimise the incidence of asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
Safe Work Australia
Tasks covered: 
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Fibres
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Asbestos

CAS Number: 
1332-21-4
EC number: 
603-721-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)
Employers
Safety officers

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