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Guide to Respiratory Protection for the Asbestos Abatement Industry (Revised).


PB87157574

Publication Date 1986
Personal Author Noonan, G. P.; Linn, H. I.; Reed, L. D.
Page Count 198
Abstract The guide provides practical guidance for selection and use of respiratory protection to persons who work in asbestos abatement operations or other activities, such as maintenance or repair, where exposure or the potential for exposure to asbestos exists. The guide recommends controlling exposures to the lowest level possible as determined by the most sensitive and reliable monitoring methods. The guide has five parts. Part I is an introduction to the hazards associated with airborne asbestos and to the issues involving respiratory protection against asbestos. Part II presents a model respiratory protection program for the asbestos industry which both satisfies current Federal regulations and incorporates the most current information on appropriate respirators for use against airborne asbestos fibers. Part III contains a checklist for developing or evaluating a respiratory protection program. Part IV presents information on breathing air systems for supplied-air respirators. Part V lists sources of help for problems involving respirator use.
Keywords
  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution control
  • Respirators
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Inspection
  • Air pollution abatement
  • Protective devices
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety
  • Health hazards
Source Agency
  • Office of Toxic Substances
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
Corporate Authors National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Morgantown, WV. Div. of Safety Research.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 198712
Guide to Respiratory Protection for the Asbestos Abatement Industry (Revised).
Guide to Respiratory Protection for the Asbestos Abatement Industry (Revised).
PB87157574

  • Asbestos
  • Air pollution control
  • Respirators
  • Hazardous materials
  • Exposure
  • Inspection
  • Air pollution abatement
  • Protective devices
  • Toxic substances
  • Occupational safety
  • Health hazards
  • Office of Toxic Substances
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 57Y - Toxicology
  • 94D - Job Environment
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 68A - Air Pollution & Control
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