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1 ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST Charles Faulkner Asbestos Risk Management Consultant TEP Environmental Consultants

2 SALACIOUS HEADLINES

3 ALARMING IMAGES DUBAI AIRPORT FORMER ASBESTOS CEMENT PIPE FACTORY DUBAI CREEK FESTIVAL CITY

4 INTERESTING PHOTOS

5 SHOCKING STATISTICS 107,000 deaths every year attributed to Asbestos

6 PRESENTATION PURPOSE Increase the awareness of Asbestos in the Middle East

7 PRESENTATION CONTENT Introduction to Asbestos Background Health effects Asbestos materials in the Middle East Legislation Best practice Q&A

8 ASBESTOS AN INTRODUCTION Fibrous minerals Heat resistant Chemically resistant Acoustic attenuation Construction materials Insulations and laggings Ceiling tiles, firebreaks, partition walls Cementitious materials, gaskets, bitumen, floor tiles 3200 products

9 ASBESTOS AN INTRODUCTION 3 main types; Blue Crocidolite Brown Amosite White Chrysotile World Health Organisation (WHO); All forms of Asbestos are Group 1 carcinogen Exposure to Asbestos causes cancer to humans

10 JEFFREY ASBESTOS MINE CANADA DUBAI AIRPORT DUBAI CREEK FESTIVAL CITY

11 ASBESTOS - USAGE AND PRODUCTION Commercially used since 1900 s Worldwide usage Extremely cheap, versatile Banned in many countries

12 ASBESTOS USE AROUND THE WORLD Continued Use Prohibited

13 ANNUAL ASBESTOS PRODUCTION 2011 DUBAI AIRPORT DUBAI CREEK FESTIVAL CITY

14 ASBESTOS IN THE MIDDLE EAST Used commercially 1960s 20 % worldwide consumption 7 countries now prohibit use of Asbestos 65,000 tonnes imported in 2007

15 HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS EPOSURE Asbestos Related Disease Asbestosis (Fibrosis) Mesothelioma Lung Cancer Effects Extremely debilitating Almost always fatal Additional Factors Latency period Effect of smoking

16 HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS EPOSURE

17 HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS EPOSURE

18 HEALTH EFFECTS OF ASBESTOS EPOSURE 107,000 deaths worldwide each year UK 4000 USA 10,000 UAE figures unknown 10 million deaths attributed to Asbestos exposure worldwide

19 ASBESTOS MATERIALS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

20 ASBESTOS VINYL FLOOR TILES

21 ASBESTOS VINYL FLOOR TILES

22 ASBESTOS GASKETS

23 ASBESTOS GASKETS

24 ASBESTOS GASKETS

25 ASBESTOS CEMENT WATER PIPES

26 ASBESTOS CEMENT WATER PIPES

27 ASBESTOS CEMENT WATER PIPES

28 ASBESTOS CEMENT PIPEWORK

29 FORMER ASBESTOS PIPE FACTORY AIRPORT FORMER ASBESTOS CEMENT PIPE FACTORY DUBAI CREEK FESTIVAL CITY

30 ASBESTOS CEMENT PIPEWORK

31 ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING SHEETS

32 ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING SHEETS

33 ASBESTOS CEMENT ROOFING SHEETS DUBAI MALL BURJ KHALIFA DEFENSE ROUNDABOUT SATWA SHEIKH ZAYED RD

34 BRAIDED ASBESTOS INSULATION

35 ASBESTOS INSULATING BOARD

36 ASBESTOS INSULATION

37 ASBESTOS INSULATION

38 LEGISLATION UAE (Federal) Legislation Across 7 Emirates Local Legislation Within Each Emirate

39 FEDERAL LEGISLATION 1. Cabinet Resolution 39 of 2006 Prohibition of Importation, Production and Use of Asbestos Board 2. Ministerial Decision 42 of 2008 Regarding Asbestos Production Control Procedures & Asbestos Waste by-products Control 3. Federal Law 8 of 1980 UAE Labour Law

40 FEDERAL LEGISLATION Cabinet Resolution 39 of 2006 Prohibition of Importation, Production and Use of Asbestos Board Effective as of Nov year shut down period Prohibition not absolute (gaskets, insulations, water pipes etc.)

41 ASBESTOS CEMENT FOR SALE IN SATWA

42 ASBESTOS CEMENT FOR SALE IN SATWA

43 FEDERAL LEGISLATION Ministerial Decision 42 of 2008 Regarding Asbestos Pipe Production Control & Asbestos Waste Demolition and Asbestos Waste Disposal Procedures a. Asbestos Free Building Certificate b. Prequalification & Competent Contractors

44 BUILDING DEMOLISHED WITH ACMS

45 BUILDING DEMOLISHED WITH ACMS

46 BUILDING DEMOLISHED WITH ACMS

47 Federal Law 8 of 1980 UAE Labour Law FEDERAL LEGISLATION Duty of care Information, instruction and training Employees must be aware of hazards of work Medical checks PPE & RPE

48 STEALING ASBESTOS CEMENT SHEETS

49 STEALING ASBESTOS CEMENT SHEETS

50 BEST PRACTICE ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT What can be done better? Areas of Risk New build Existing buildings Refurbishment Demolition

51 BEST PRACTICE ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT New Build Contractual prohibition Documentation review of new materials On site audits

52 BEST PRACTICE ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT Existing Buildings Risk assessment based upon build age? Asbestos assessment undertaken AD EHSMS; All non domestic properties in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi must have an Asbestos Survey undertaken Asbestos Supervising Consultant (ASC)

53 BEST PRACTICE ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT Refurb / Demolition Asbestos Free Building Certification Process Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 - Stage 4 - Stage 5 - Pre refurbishment/demolition Asbestos survey Asbestos removal Asbestos removal validation Asbestos Free Building Certificate produced Refurbishment / Demolition

54 ASBESTOS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

55 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

56 Charles Faulkner THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Head of Environment, Health and Safety TEP Environmental Consultants / Anthesis Consulting Group Tel: Fax:

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