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Document ID (ISN)76927
CIS number 01-1013
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1901-X
Year 2001
Convention or series no. HSG 213
Health and Safety Executive
Title Introduction to asbestos essentials
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Apr. 2001. viii, 80p. Illus. 21 ref. Price: GBP 12.50.
Abstract High exposures to asbestos until the 1970s are estimated to be responsible for 2000-3000 deaths per year in the United Kingdom. To ensure that high levels of exposure do not occur during work on asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), a rigorous regulatory licensing scheme has been introduced. This guidance is intended for work with ACMs that does not fall under the licensing regulations, and is aimed at all persons controlling or carrying out maintenance work with ACMs. Contents include: introduction and definitions; where asbestos is likely to be encountered; legal aspects; managing the risk from work with asbestos; precautions for emergency services; general considerations of safe work. Guidance for specific equipment, methods and tasks is provided in a companion manual (see CIS 01-1014).
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; asbestos; training material; safe working methods; building industry
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; training manuals; qualifications; emergency services; personal protective equipment; hazard evaluation
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) OSH training
Construction industry and civil engineering