MANUAL Published: 2015

Asbestos Control: Surveys, Assessment, Abatement, and Maintenance, 3rd Edition

Author(s): ["Andrew F. Oberta"]

This manual discusses the four principle elements of asbestos management program: building surveys, assessment of asbestos-containing materials, abatement projects and operations and maintenance programs in the context of ASTM standards that cover these activities:

D7521 Standard Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil
D7886 Standard Practice for Asbestos Exposure Assessments for Repetitive Maintenance and Installation Tasks
E1368 Standard Practice for Visual Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects
E2356 Standard Practice for Comprehensive Building Asbestos Surveys
E2394 Standard Practice for Maintenance, Renovation and Repair of Installed Asbestos Cement Products
E1494 Standard Practice for Encapsulation Testing of Friable Asbestos-Containing Surfacing Materials

Anyone who disturbs asbestos is at risk. However, it is an especially relevant concern for construction, insulation, and demolition workers, pipefitters, boilermakers, and others who might interact with asbestos found in old buildings. The hazard is very real to home handymen, first-responders and community volunteers. This manual aims to educate others about the most successful methods of preventing harmful disturbance and exposure to asbestos.

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Developed by Committee: D22
Pages: 347
DOI: 10.1520/MNL23-3RD-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-7065-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-7064-3