Methods of low-risk asbestos work for demolition, renovation and maintanance

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Estonia
Estonian
2011

Description

The current guidance introduces health risks which are connected with asbestos work. In the guidance, work methods and measures are presented what  may minimise or eliminate the exposure to asbestos – such as mapping of asbestos and risk assessment. 

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Provider: 
National Institute for Health Development
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 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
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Researchers
Safety officers

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