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  • Asbestos

    Overview This talk will cover: where you will find asbestos, how it can affect you and hazardous work.

    Where you will find asbestos

    1 Insulation and sprayed coatings used for:
    • boilers, plant and pipe-work hidden in under floor ducting
    • fire protection to steelwork, hidden behind false ceilings
    • thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings
    • some textured coatings and paints.
    • Friction materials as brake linings and clutch plates
    • Gaskets and packing in engines, heating and ventilation systems.

    2 Insulating board used in the following places:
    • fire protection to doors, protected exits and steelwork
    • cladding on walls and ceilings
    • internal walls, partitions and suspended ceiling tiles.

    3 Asbestos cement, which is found as:
    • corrugated roofing and cladding sheets of buildings
    • flat sheets for partitions, cladding and door facings.
    • rainwater gutters and down pipes.

    How asbestos can affect you

    1 Asbestos breaks into tiny, long, sharp fibres. They can get lodged and scar the lungs, causing asbestosis or fibrosis.
    2 Asbestos fibres may also cause lung cancer.
    3 It can also cause mesothelioma, a cancer of the inner lining of the chest wall. This cancer is incurable.
    4 Smokers are at much greater risk to asbestosis diseases

    Note to supervisor: Now inform your workforce of the company policy regarding working with asbestos.

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