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ASBESTOS AWARENESS Introduction - ASBESTOS WHAT IS IT? ASBESTOS IS A FIBROUS MATERIAL IT OCCURS NATURALLY IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. 3 MAIN TYPES CHRYSOTILE.

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2 ASBESTOS AWARENESS

3 Introduction - ASBESTOS WHAT IS IT? ASBESTOS IS A FIBROUS MATERIAL IT OCCURS NATURALLY IN MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD. 3 MAIN TYPES CHRYSOTILE - WHITE ASBESTOS AMOSITE -BROWN ASBESTOS AMOSITE - BROWN ASBESTOS CROCIDOLITE -BLUE ASBESTOS CROCIDOLITE - BLUE ASBESTOS

4 HEALTH RISKS b ASBESTOS FIBRE BUNDLES CAN SPLIT WITH SMALL FINE FIBRES BREAKING AWAY. b IF INHALED THE BODY IS ABLE TO RESIST MOST OF THE LARGE PARTICLES, BUT FINE FIBRES, TOO SMALL TO SEE, CAN LODGE DEEP IN THE LUNGS b THIS CAN CAUSE THESE DISEASES: b LUNG CANCER - USUALLY LEADS TO DEATH. b ASBESTOSIS - AFFECTS BREATHING, LEADING TO DISABILITY, AND CAN CAUSE DEATH. b MESOTHELIOMA - LEADS TO DEATH.....

5 POINTS TO NOTE b MORE THAN 3000 PEOPLE DIE EACH YEAR OF ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES. b DELAY BETWEEN EXPOSURE AND ONSET OF DISEASE IS APPROXIMATELY YEARS. b ALL TYPES OF ASBESOS CAN BE DANGEROUS IF INHALED. b RISKS ARE INCREASED BY SMOKING b THE MORE ASBESTOS FIBRES BREATHED IN, THE GREATER THE RISK TO HEALTH b THERE IS NO CURE AT PRESENT FOR ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES

6 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS ASBESTOS CEMENT SHEETS - FLAT OR CORRUGATED SHEETS - FLAT OR CORRUGATED USED AS: ROOFING, WALLS, CEILINGS USED AS: ROOFING, WALLS, CEILINGS PANELS/PARTITIONING, BATH PANELS, UNDER STAIRS, DOOR- LININGS, CLADDING TO DUCTS FLUES - FROM BOILERS / WATER HEATERS FLUES - FROM BOILERS / WATER HEATERS RAINWATER PIPES / GUTTERING RAINWATER PIPES / GUTTERING WATER STORAGE TANKS WATER STORAGE TANKS DECORATIVE PLASTER FINISHES (ARTEX) DECORATIVE PLASTER FINISHES (ARTEX) FLOOR TILES/ ROOF TILES/ CAR PARTS (BRAKE CLUTCH LININGS) FLOOR TILES/ ROOF TILES/ CAR PARTS (BRAKE CLUTCH LININGS)

7 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS Bath Panel Fire Door Corrugated Roofing

8 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS ASBESTOS INSULATING BOARD USED AS: CEILING PANELS / TILES WALL PANELS/PARTITIONING SOFFITS - INTERNAL/EXTERNAL DOOR LININGS, ESPECIALLY TO FIRE DOORS, HEATING UNIT CUPBOARDS CLADDING TO DUCTS

9 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS ASBESTOS BOARD Seen in Offices and in Shopping Malls

10 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS Damage caused by cable Acoustic Panel - School Hall ASBESTOS BOARD

11 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS LAGGING - TO BOILERS PIPES PIPES CALORIFIERS CALORIFIERS SPRAYED COATINGS TO - CEILINGS RSJS RSJSINSULATIONGASKETSROPE

12 ASBESTOS PRODUCTS Pipe Lagging, Gaskets and Woven Asbestos

13 WHEN IS ASBESTOS A RISK TO HEALTH ? b CONSIDER THE TYPE OF PRODUCT. b HOW WELL IS THE ASBESTOS BONDED INTO IT? b IS IT LIKELY TO CONTAIN A SMALL OR LARGE AMOUNT OF ASBESTOS ? And, consider the condition And, consider the condition; b GOOD ? E.G. SEALED, PAINTED. b DAMAGED ? EXTENT OF DAMAGE

14 ASBESTOS AWARENESS THE END OF THE PRESENTATION PRESENTATION BUT NOT THE END OF BEING AWARE ASBESTOS CAN KILL !


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