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Course Aims To enhance knowledge of industrial hygiene practice in relation to fibrous dusts. This module concentrates on asbestos, but other fibres, e.g. machine made mineral fibres (MMMF) are also covered Give an understanding of the Health risks associated with asbestos and other fibres How the risks from asbestos products can be evaluated How the risks from asbestos products can be controlled Options for remediation of asbestos
Course learning outcomes Participants will be able to: describe the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine made mineral fibres and other fibres and their historical uses describe the health effects of asbestos and other fibrous materials and apply appropriate exposure limits describe the uses of asbestos in buildings and the public health risk that these may pose
Course learning outcomes Participants will be able to: understand principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys including taking samples and identifying bulk asbestos types by microscopic techniques including relevant safety requirements be thoroughly familiar with current good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation and the use of decontamination units
Course learning outcomes Participants will be able to: understand the principles of clearance testing, the requirements for measurement and appropriate techniques for post remediation evaluation conduct air sampling to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos or other fibres in accordance with defined procedures including microscopic counting techniques have the ability to advise on all the various techniques for the management of asbestos in buildings in accordance with good practice
Topics to be discussed Asbestos and other fibres Health hazards and exposure limits Personal protective equipment Asbestos in buildings and surveys Risk assessment of asbestos containing materials Management of asbestos containing materials Asbestos removal Air sampling Analysis of bulk samples (principles) Fibre counting (principles)
Format of course Day 1 – Lectures Day 2 – Lectures + practical session Day 3 – Lectures + practical session Day 4 – Lectures + case studies / syndicate work Day 5 – Course review and examinations Note: There are evening revision questions each day. These will be discussed at the start of the following morning
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