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1 ASBESTOS AWARENESS Slide #1

2 OBJECTIVES Participants will be able to: Describe what asbestos is. Identify in what components asbestos is typically found. Describe the health effects of exposure to asbestos. Identify the Federal OSHA and NYS regulations that cover asbestos. Employ methods to work safely around asbestos. Slide #2

3 GROUND RULES Listen with respect. Observe the time schedule. Turn off your cell phone or put it in manner mode. Participate fully. Have fun! OFF or VIBRATE Slide #3

4 AGENDA Registration, Welcome, and Introduction. What is Asbestos? The common uses of Asbestos. The health effects of exposure. Break (15 min.) Review of related Federal and State Regulations. Working safely around asbestos. Slide #4 Slide #4

5 Measurement of Learning: Pre-Course Assessment Open for discussion: Where does asbestos come from? Why is asbestos used? Where may you find asbestos during your work activities? Does this course enable you to handle asbestos? Slide #5 Slide #5

6 What is Asbestos? Slide #6

7 What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral that is naturally occurring in our environment. Significant asbestos deposits are found and mined in Canada and South Africa. Because asbestos is a recognized health hazard, those individuals who work near asbestos have to know it s health effects and how to work safely around it. Slide #7

8 What is Asbestos? There are six different types of asbestos. These include: Amosite Chrysotile Tremolite Actinolite Anthophyllite Crocidolite Raw mineral photograph - Chrysotile. Slide #8

9 What is Asbestos? The three most common types are: Chrysotile (white) Amosite (brown / off-white) Crocidolite (blue) Slide #9

10 What is Asbestos? By nature, asbestos is a fibrous material: Asbestos tends to break into very tiny fibers. The only recognized method to identify asbestos fibers is through the use of a microscope. Some asbestos fibers may be up to 700 times smaller than a human hair. Slide #10

11 What is Asbestos? Asbestos fibers are also very light in weight. Their size and weight makes it easy for asbestos to stay suspended in air for a long period of time, sometimes for days. Slide #11

12 What is Asbestos? Asbestos is commonly mixed with other components to make a marketable product. Some floor tiles, for example, contain only a small percentage of asbestos. The amount of asbestos in Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) in any product can vary from 1-100%. Floor tile sampled for asbestos. Slide #12

13 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Slide #13

14 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Surfacing Treatments: Fireproofing; Acoustical Plaster; Finish Plasters; and Skim Coats of Joint Compound. Sprayed on fire proofing. Slide #14

15 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Thermal System Insulation (TSI): Equipment Insulation; Boiler, Breeching, Duct, or Tank Insulation, Cement or Mortar Used for Boilers and Refractory Brick; Piping and Fitting Insulations including but not limited to, Wrapped Paper, Aircell, Millboard, Rope, Cork, Preformed Plaster, Job Molded Plaster and coverings over fibrous glass insulation. Slide #15

16 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Roofing and Siding Miscellaneous Materials: Insulation Board; Vapor Barriers; Coatings; Non-Metallic or Non-Wood Roof Decking; Felts; Cementitious Board (Transite); Flashing; Shingles; and Galbestos. Slide #16

17 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Other Miscellaneous Materials: Dust and Debris; Floor Tile; Cove Base; Floor Leveler Compound; Ceiling Tile; Vermiculite Insulation; Gaskets, Seals, Sealants (including for condensate control); Slide #17

18 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Other Miscellaneous Materials: Vibration Isolators; Laboratory Tables and Hoods; Chalkboards; Pipe Penetration Packing or Other Firestopping Materials; Cementitious Pipe (Transite); Cementitious Board (Transite); Electrical Wire Insulation; Slide #18

19 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Other Miscellaneous Materials: Electrical Wire Insulation; Fire Curtains; Fire Blankets; Fire Doors; Brakes and Clutches; Mastics, Adhesives and Glues; Caulks; Sheet Flooring (Linoleum); Slide #19

20 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Other Miscellaneous Materials: Wallpaper; Drywall; Plasterboard; Spackling/Joint Compound; Textured Paint; Grout; Glazing Compound; Terrazzo; and Boiler Rope. Slide #20

21 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Signs will be posted in buildings that have asbestos-containing materials in them acknowledging the presence of the material hazard. DANGER ASBESTOS CANCER AND LUNG DISEASE HAZARD AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY Slide #21

22 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Asbestos containing pipe and boiler insulation will be labeled with identifying markings, signs, and stickers. Slide #22

23 In What Materials is Asbestos Typically Found? Ceiling or floor tiles containing asbestos will not be labeled or marked. ANY samples must be taken by a Certified Technician. An Accredited Lab must conduct the analysis of the material for asbestos content. Slide #23

24 ACTIVITY: Where is it Field Trip! We have arranged to tour an area in this facility to identify those locations where asbestos may have been previously located. Using the list from the beginning of Handout #5 as a reference, write down the locations and describe what you see. We will discuss these as we proceed through the area! Slide #24

25 When is Asbestos Dangerous? Slide #25

26 When is Asbestos Dangerous? The most common way for asbestos fibers to enter the body is through breathing (inhalation). When Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) can be easily crushed by hand, the materials are said to be friable. Slide #26

27 When is Asbestos Dangerous? Asbestos is most hazardous when it is friable. As examples: Sprayed on asbestos insulation and ceiling tiles are highly friable. Asbestos floor tile is not. Slide #27

28 When is Asbestos Dangerous? There is not as much of a hazard in Asbestos pipe and boiler insulation unless the covering is cut or damaged in such a way that the asbestos underneath is actually exposed to the air. Slide #28

29 Health Effects Slide #29

30 Health Effects The human body cannot break down or eliminate asbestos fibers after they enter the body. Once in place, they contribute to the development of diseases, including: Asbestosis Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Slide #30

31 Health Effects: Asbestosis Asbestosis is caused by the deposition of fibers in the lung passageways (bronchi). This respiratory disease can result in massive scarring of the lung tissue. In turn, this scarring limits the ability for the lung to expand (breathe). Slide #31

32 Health Effects: Asbestosis Health effects include shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, fluid in the lungs, heart stress, and possibly death. There is no effective treatment for asbestosis; the disease is usually disabling or fatal. Indications of having the disease (latency period) is typically 1-20 years after exposure. Slide #32

33 Health Effects: Lung Cancer Lung cancer constitutes the greatest health risks for workers who are exposed to asbestos: Lung cancer is related to over half of the deaths attributed to asbestos exposure. Asbestos fibers alter lung cells disturbing the regulation of cell growth. Common symptoms of lung cancer are coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, loss of appetite and weight loss. Slide #33

34 Health Effects: Lung Cancer Asbestos induced Lung Cancer is rarely curable: Most individuals will die within 5 years of diagnosis. Causes can include brief peak exposures or longterm low exposures Cigarette smoking greatly increases the chances of contracting asbestos-related lung cancer. Slide #34

35 Health Effects: Mesothelioma Mesothelioma, cancers affecting the lining of the lung, heart, and abdomen, are extremely rare in persons without prior exposure to asbestos. Latency period is typically years. Survival rates in excess of 1 year are non-existent. Slide #35

36 Health Effects: Mesothelioma Symptoms: Cancer of the Lining of the Lung Chest pain, fluid in the chest cavity, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and weight, fever, hoarseness. Symptoms: Cancer of the Lining of the Abdomen Pain and swelling of the abdomen, nausea, bowel and urinary obstructions, swelling, hernia. Mesothelioma can be triggered by extremely low exposures, even secondary ones!!! Slide #36

37 Health Effects: Other Cancers Cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum, larynx, pharynx, and buccal cavity occur at increased rates in people exposed to asbestos. Slide #37

38 What increases the chances of developing diseases? Slide #38

39 What increases the chances of developing diseases? Things that seem to determine your likelihood of developing one of these asbestos related diseases: 1. The amount and duration of exposure. Slide #39

40 What increases the chances of developing diseases? 2. Smoking there is a DEFINITE proven relationship between smoking and asbestos exposure causing the increased risk of developing cancer. Lung cancer death rates for smoking asbestos workers are up to 53.2 times more than for those who don t smoke and are not exposed to asbestos. Slide #40

41 What increases the chances of developing diseases? 3. Age - Mesothelioma can occur at any age. Secondary chronic exposures (e.g. exposures that occur when an asbestos handler brings home asbestos dust home on his/her clothes) that happen over a short period have been known to result in mesothelioma to people of any age. Slide #41

42 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS Slide #42

43 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS OSHA Regulations 29CFR Asbestos Construction Regulations. Covers construction work, including alteration, repair, renovation, and demolition of structures containing asbestos. Slide #43

44 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS OSHA Regulations 29CFR Asbestos General Industry Regulations. Applies to asbestos exposure in general industry, such as exposure during brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and the manufacture of asbestos-containing products. Slide #44

45 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Subpart 56-1: General Provisions Title and Citation Purpose and Intent of Part Application Responsibility for Cleanup of Uncontrolled Disturbance How does this regulation apply to YOU? Slide #45

46 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Subpart 56-2: Definitions Asbestos Abatement Contractor Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Friable Non-Friable What DEFINES an Asbestos Containing Material? Slide #46

47 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Subpart 56-2: Definitions Presumed Asbestos Containing Material (PACM) Suspect Miscellaneous ACM Thermal System Insulation What materials are included in PACM and SMACM? Slide #47

48 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Subpart 56-3: Administrative Licensing Requirements and Procedures Certification Requirements and Procedures Do you need to be licensed and certified to, in any way, engage in an asbestos project? Slide #48

49 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Subpart 56-4: General Project Air Sampling & Lab Analysis Requirements Qualifications of Air Sampling Personnel Laboratory Certification Independent Third Party Sampling and Analysis How are air or bulk (material) samples analyzed? Slide #49

50 OSHA and NYS REGULATIONS New York State 12 NYCRR Part 56 NYS Code Rule 56 Asbestos Are there any QUESTIONS about the intent and applicability of Code Rule 56? Slide #50

51 Working Safely Around Asbestos Slide #51

52 Working Safely Around Asbestos If you ANY have reason to suspect that something is asbestos-containing... DO NOT DISTURB IT!!! Do you remember from Code Rule 56 what is considered to be Presumed or Suspect Miscellaneous Asbestos Containing Material (ACM)? Slide #52

53 Working Safely Around Asbestos You must ALWAYS assume that materials are asbestos containing, unless it is proven otherwise!!! How do you prove that something is NOT asbestos containing? Slide #53

54 Working Safely Around Asbestos As stated in the NYS Code Rule 56 Materials need to be sampled by Certified technicians. Samples need to be sent to a NYS Certified Lab for analysis. Removal needs to be performed by Certified Abatement Firms and Certified Abatement Workers. Slide #54

55 Working Safely Around Asbestos Have a Questioning Attitude! Figure out where in your workplace Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM) will most likely be located. Avoid disturbing ACM. If you are not absolutely sure ASK someone! Slide #55

56 Video Asbestos Awareness: Understanding the Risk Coastal Dupont Safety Resources Slide #56

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