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Document ID (ISN)101739
CIS number 03-824
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Guidelines on the handling of asbestos materials
Bibliographic information Ministry of Manpower, Occupational Safety and Health Division, 18 Havelock Road, Singapore 059764, Republic of Singapore, June 2000. 30p.
Internet access http://www.mom.gov.sg/MOM/OHD/Publications/586_HandAsbestos.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; Singapore; asbestos cement; construction industry; shipyards; limitation of exposure; asbestos
Descriptors (secondary) 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
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceSingapore
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Shipbuliding and ship repair
Asbestos
Cement and concrete
Construction industry and civil engineering