Asbestos

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The website provides information about exposure to asbestos in construction. In Finland, asbestos was used in building materials between 1922 and 1992. The use of asbestos was particularly abundant between 1963 and 1979. Asbestos was used in construction, including in pipe insulations, spraying, levelling, mortar, paints, adhesives, building boards, air ducts, plastic mats, sealing tiles, tiles, vinyl tiles, fireproofing, doors (especially fire doors), flooring, and roofing and facade materials. The website provides:

  • general information
  • a link to the Register of Asbestos Removal Licences
  • information about managing and monitoring asbestos demolition
  • information about monitoring the measurements of air conditioning devices
  • information about measuring asbestos exposure
  • legislation.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
BYGGVERKSAMHET
Provider: 
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Finland
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Installing or Removing Insulation
Other
Hazard - physical state: 
Fibres
Hazard - health effects: 
Asthmagens
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 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
General information
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target group: 
Employers
Managers
Occupational health physician
Safety officers

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