Asbestos Safety: Understand the hazards. Minimize the danger.
Asbestos is recognized as a health hazard and its use is highly regulated by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Exposure to asbestos can lead to scarring of the lungs, lung cancer and mesothelioma. In fact, 10,000 Americans will die this year alone from asbestos-related diseases.
Unfortunately, approximately 30 million pounds of asbestos are still used in the United States each year and can be found in a variety of places including:
- Thermal System Insulations (TSI)
- Roofing and Siding Shingles
- Vinyl Floor Tiles
- Plaster, Cement, Putties and Caulk
- Ceiling Tiles and Spray-On Coatings
- Industrial Pipe Wrapping
- Heat-Resistant Textiles
- Automobile Brake Linings and Clutch Pads
In this new safety training course from LMS Courses, you will learn the hazards associated with asbestos exposure as well as the engineering controls and work practices necessary to minimize personal danger.