|Document ID (ISN)||101739|
|Convention or series no.
||Guidelines on the handling of asbestos materials
||Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Safety and Health Division, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, June 2000. 30p.
||http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/OHD/Publications/586_HandAsbestos.pdf [in English]
||These guidelines prepared by the Department of Industrial Health are aimed at those who undertake work with asbestos or asbestos containing materials. Contents: relevant legislation; health risks; identification of asbestos containing materials and notification of work involving asbestos; procedures for the handling of asbestos-based materials in the building and civil engineering industries; removal of asbestos-based insulating lagging; removal of asbestos-based materials from buildings; protective clothing and equipment; personal hygiene; dust monitoring; medical examinations. Appendices include: notification form of processes involving asbestos; list of asbestos-analysing laboratories and of companies supplying industrial vacuum cleaners and dust extracting systems; threshold limit values; sampling strategies for in-plant environmental surveillance programmes; hygiene monitoring report form and example of report; proposed environmental management courses; list of organization conducting air monitoring and/or sample analysis; application form for permission to dispose of asbestos waste.
||occupational hygiene; Singapore; asbestos cement; construction industry; shipyards; limitation of exposure; asbestos
||disposal of harmful waste; safety guides; dust control; protective clothing; local exhaust; respiratory diseases; asbestosis; asbestos removal; cleaning of workplaces; substitution; personal protective equipment; respirators; determination in air; directive; chest radiography; threshold limit values
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||Singapore|
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Shipbuliding and ship repair
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering