Asbestos is a left over legacy from an unregulated building time period that unfortunately is still a factor today. The OSHA Regulation "Occupational Exposure to Asbestos" requires that all employees who could come into contact with materials that might contain asbestos be given appropriate training on working safely in these situations. Since many materials commonly used in buildings for many years contain asbestos, this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial and maintenance worker in the country. Our Asbestos Awareness Products have been designed specifically to deal with these employees who are constantly exposed to Asbestos. They will learn the hazards, what asbestos is made up of, how to protect ones self when dealing with materials they may contain it and much more.
WHAT IS ASBESTOS ANYWAY? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos has been used in products, such as insulation for pipes building materials, and in vehicle brakes and clutches.Heavy exposures tend to occur in the construction industry and in ship repair, particularly during the removal of asbestos materials due to renovation, repairs, or demolition. Workers are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
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