Asbestos and removing asbestos

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Belgium
French

Description

Information on how to protect workers from the risks of exposure to asbestos.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
CONSTRUCTION
Provider: 
Belgian Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Installing or Removing Insulation
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 1. Elimination of hazards
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)
Hygiene measures
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Safety officers

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