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Safe Asbestos Treatment Program.


PB84238351

Publication Date 1982
Personal Author Buchan, R. M.
Page Count 242
Abstract The prevalence and condition of asbestos (1332214) containing materials in school facilities was investigated. A random sample of 70 Colorado schools was selected, representing a broad spectrum of construction types, construction dates, and remodeling projects. Asbestos screening was performed on 177 samples using a K2 screening test, and analysis by polarized light microscopy was performed on 165 of these samples. The Safe Asbestos Treatment (SAT) program was designed to train personnel to perform the surveys. Control measures and materials and equipment were selected with the assistance of program staff. In 41 schools included in the pilot study, 31 had asbestos containing materials in at least one location; 10 had sprayed on asbestos ceilings. It was estimated that between 63 and 89 percent of Colorado public schools contained asbestos materials. The authors recommend: a continuation of the SAT program efforts that would involve educators, school maintenance personnel, public health officials, and construction industry personnel, support of the program with written materials; definition of analysis methodology; bidding documents to specify asbestos treatment or removal jobs; establishment of asbestos information centers; and cost analysis surveys for treatment or removal.
Keywords
  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • School buildings
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Dust
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198426
Safe Asbestos Treatment Program.
Safe Asbestos Treatment Program.
PB84238351

  • Environmental surveys
  • Industrial medicine
  • Asbestos
  • School buildings
  • Exposure
  • Toxicity
  • Inspection
  • Hazardous materials
  • Air pollution
  • Dust
  • Indoor air pollution
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety and health
  • CAS 1332-21-4
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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