Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers. Asbestos has many positive characteristics which have been proven useful for centuries.
Asbestos fiber does not deteriorate under normal usage, does not conduct electricity, and is very resistant to fire, heat and corrosion. Asbestos has been used in paper products, paints, adhesives, insulations, cements, automotive parts, protective clothing, roofing materials, toasters, popcorn poppers, slow cookers and in many other products. Unfortunately, this “super” material also contains a very dangerous quality. When handled, asbestos separates into microscopic-sized particles which remain in the air and can easily be inhaled. When inhaled, asbestos can develop into many types of life-threatening diseases.
This 16-page booklet is an excellent resource to complement our training course, and addresses the following areas:
- Risk factors
- Presumed asbestos containing materials
- Health hazards
- OSHA rules and protections
- General safety rules
Additional Information: Weight 0.6 lbs; Dimensions 8.5 x 5.5. x 0.5; Language English, Spanish