Facts about asbestos

Did you know that there are approximately 4,000 asbestos related deaths in the UK each year? In the EU as a whole, there are 250,000 asbestos-related deaths each year and that number is predicted to peak next year.

We've detailed a lot of asbestos facts in this infographic to help you better understand the ongoing effects of asbestos exposure in the past, and learn more about the different types of asbestos and the conditions it can cause, like asbestosis and mesothelioma.

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Asbestos Awareness - OSHA Safety TrainingOSHA's regulation 29 CFR 1910.1101... "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. Employees are divided into four classes. Classes I - III are employees whose work involves "installing" or "disturbing" materials that might contain asbestos. However, the largest group of employees covered by this regulation fall into the Class IV group, which involves employees that get involved in... "maintenance and custodial activities to clean up waste and debris containing these type of materials."

Since many materials commonly used in buildings for many years (including ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and wall and pipe insulation) contain asbestos, this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial and maintenance worker in the country.

Our training products on "Asbestos Awareness" have been created specifically to educate employees about the dangers of working with materials that may contain asbestos. Topics covered in these products include:

  • Hazards of asbestos.
  • OSHA's Asbestos Standard.
  • Composition and nature of asbestos.
  • Types of materials that may contain asbestos, and where they are encountered.
  • How to protect yourself when disturbing a material that may contain asbestos.
  • Air monitoring and decontamination.

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