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Document ID (ISN)77981
CIS number 02-267
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Plan for the removal of asbestos-containing friable materials - Analysis by the occupational physician
Original title Plan de retrait de matériaux friables contenant de l'amiante - Analyse par le médecin du travail [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2000, No.82, p.115-123. Illus. 8 ref.
Abstract Article 23, Section 4, of French Decree No.96-98 of 7 February 1996 (see CIS 96-404) on the protection of workers against hazards due to the inhaling of asbestos dust requires that all asbestos-removal work be submitted to the opinion of the industrial physician. A working group of company physicians was set up in order to share their experiences and to propose a method for analysing the various elements of the asbestos-removal plan which require the attention of industrial physicians. The objective is to help the company physicians reach a reasoned opinion on the aspects of the removal plan that are of particular concern to them, knowing that the plan is also submitted to the hygiene and safety committees, or in their absence, to workers' representatives. One month prior to the start of work, this plan is communicated to the labour inspection and occupational health authorities for the approval of technical aspects.
Descriptors (primary) asbestos; asbestos removal; industrial physicians; personal protective equipment; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) air movement; France; respirable dust; work in confined spaces; comment on law; emergency organization; waste disposal; respirators; workload assessment
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Dust, aerosols and related diseases
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Personal protection