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Document ID (ISN)107645
CIS number 08-173
Year 2006
Convention or series no. Documento de trabajo N°3
Title For the banning of asbestos in the Andean sub-region
Original title Por la prohibición del amianto o asbesto en la Subregión Andina [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto laboral andino (ILA), Av. Paseo de la Republica 3832, Oficina 502, San Isidro, Lima 27, Peru, 2006. 28p. Illus. 7 ref.
Internet access 08-0173.pdf [in Spanish]
http://hesa.etui-rehs.org/uk/newsevents/files/doc_asbesto.pdf [in Spanish]
Abstract This document analyses the situation with respect to the use of asbestos in the countries of the sub-Andean region, based on a survey carried out in Bolivia, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. It examines in particular the volume of imports and the production and uses of asbestos, as well as the management of the hazards and the level of information on the risks in the various countries. Bolivia and Columbia are in favour of controlling the uses of the product, while Peru and Venezuela are in favour of an outright ban.
Descriptors (primary) Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Venezuela; asbestos; prohibition of use; Peru
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; chrysotile; survey; information of personnel; role of workers' organizations; uses; role of government
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvincePeru
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Asbestos
Safety supervision