This single source asbestos reference/text book incorporates major legal issues and cost estimating methods. Every aspect of abatement work from initial survey through final cleanup is detailed. In addition, medical aspects, respirator use, training, sample contracts and other topics, coupled with a practical approach, make this the book to have when the goal is to get the job done. The book contains lots of valuable information and data, including CFR 1910 and NFPA 220/241, and will serve as an ideal reference source for asbestos contractors, building owners, industrial hygienists, consultants, and schools.
Table of Contents
CURRENT USES OF ASBESTOS.
SUMMARY OF OSHA PART 1910. Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). Monitoring. Regulated Areas. Methods of Compliance. Compliance Program. Respiratory Protection. Protective Work Clothing and Equipment. Hygiene Facilities. Communication of Hazards. Housekeeping. Medical Surveillance. Recordkeeping. Application of CFR 1910. SUBSTANCE TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR ASBESTOS (as published by OSHA). Substance Identification. Permissible Exposure.
POINTS TO CONSIDER. Selection Economics. Ventilation. Spray-Poly. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION CODES. NFPA 220 (Edited). Types of Construction. NEPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition (Edited).
ESTABLISHING AN OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM FOR ASBESTOS.
SUMMARY. Purpose of a Special O&M Program. Program Elements. SPECIAL PRACTICES FOR SPRAYED AND TOWELED-ON SURFACING MATERIALS. Documentation, Education, and Training. Initial Cleaning. Monthly Cleaning. Building Maintenance. Periodic Inspection. SPECIAL PRACTICES FOR PIPE AND BOILER INSULATION. Semi-Annual Cleaning. Maintenance. Periodic Inspection. SPECIAL PRACTICES FOR OTHER ACM. Documentation, Education, and Training.
THE BUILDING SURVEY.
COLLECTING SAMPLES. SELECTING A QUALIFIED LABORATORY. Checklist for Determining Contractor Qualifications. Definition and Description of Factors for Assessing the Need for Corrective Action. BASIC CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOL AND COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. Mechanical Systems. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. CONTRACT DOCUMENTS.
THE CONTRACTOR'S VIEW OF A PROJECT.
ASSESSING THE WORK AREA. Check Analytical Results of Bulk Samples. Inspect the Nature of the ACM. Check Accessibility of Material. Check for Difficulty of Isolating the Work Area. Determine if Areas Adjacent to Abatement Activity will be Occupied. Determine Room Volume and Natural Air Movement in the Work Area. Check Items Requiring Special Protection. Determine if Existing Carpet is to be Removed. Note Any Materials or Equipment Which Will Require Special Handling. Note Stationary Objects That Require Special Attention. Other Considerations. DESIGN AND USE OF A PROJECT LOGBOOK.
SAMPLE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT SPECIFICATIONS. Removal and Disposal of Asbestos Materials.
WORK PRACTICES FOR REMOVAL PROJECTS.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT. The Portable, HEPA-Filtered, Powered Exhaust System Unit. Setup and Use of a Negative-Pressure System. WORK PRACTICES AND ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR MAJOR ASBESTOS REMOVAL, RENOVATION, AND DEMOLITION OPERATIONS. Planning the Removal Project. Materials and Equipment for Asbestos Removal. Preparing the Work Area. Removing Asbestos Materials. SECTION 1926.58 - WORK PRACTICES AND ENGINEERING CONTROL FOR SMALL-SCALE, SHORT-DURATION ASBESTOS RENOVATION AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES. Definition of Small-Scale, Short-Duration Activities. Preparation of the Area Before Renovation or Maintenance Activities. Wet Methods. Removal of Small Amounts of ACM. Cleaning the Work Area. Preparing the Work Area. Establishing a Decontamination Unit. Materials and Equipment List for Preparation of the Work Area and Establishing the Decontamination Station. REMOVAL OPERATIONS. Remove Gross Contamination from Floor Coverings or Remove Top Layer of Polyethylene if Two Layers are Present. Conduct Visual Inspection of All Surface Areas; Reclean if Necessary. Preform Wipedown of Equipment and Remove from Work Area. Apply Sealant to Substrate. Wait Overnight; Remove Polyethylene from Walls. HEPA-Vacuum. Remove Polyethylene Floor Covering; Remove or Clean Carpet. HEPA-Vacuum. Wet-Wipe Walls. Wet-Mop Floors. Wait Overnight; Repeat Wet-Wipe and Wet-Mop Procedures. Visual Inspection; Reclean if Necessary. Reinspect; Shut Off Negative Air Filtration Unit. Final Clearance Monitoring. Cleaning Up the Decontamination Unit. Cleaning Up the Enclosed Truck.
HEALTH AND SAFETY.
HEALTH HAZARD DATA. Respirators and Protection Clothing. MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE GUIDELINES FOR ASBESTOS, TREMOLITE, ANTHOPHYLLITE, AND ACTINOLITE (as published by OSHA). Signs and Symptoms of Exposure-Related Disease. Surveillance and Preventive Considerations. MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE. EMPLOYEE TRAINING. HEAT STRESS AND OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS (FROM NIOSH PUB. #85-115). Personal Protective Equipment. Monitoring. Prevention. Other Factors.
SAMPLE STATE REGULATION (Based on the Recent Ohio Standard). Certification of Asbestos Hazard Abatement Contractors. ASBESTOS HAZARD ABATEMENT TRAINING COURSES (From Ohio Rules). OSHA REGULATIONS SUMMARY: ASBESTOS, TREMOLITE, ANTHOPHYLLITE, AND ACTINOLITE. Scope. Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL). Monitoring. Regulated Areas. Methods of Compliance. Compliance Program. Respiratory Protection. Protective Work Clothing and Equipment. Hygiene Facilities. Communications of Hazards. Housekeeping. Medical Surveillance. Recordkeeping. SELECTED EDITED PORTIONS OF THE REGULATIONS: PART 1926.58; ASBESTOS, TREMOLITE, ANTHOPHYLLITE, AND ACTINOLITE. Scope and Application. Requirements for Asbestos Removal, Demolition and Renovation Operations.
LEGAL ASPECTS AND INSURANCE.
LEGAL ISSUES. REGULATORY ISSUES. INSURANCE. Types of Insurance. BONDING.
ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT.
ASBESTOS IN SCHOOLS RULES. SPECIFIC PROVISIONS OF THE LAW. Selected Requirements. STATE AND LOCAL REGULATIONS. Requirements and Exclusions Under AHERA. Key People in AHERA Rules. Functions of the AHERA Professionals. SUMMARY OF INSPECTION REPORT AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR AHERA. CLASSIFICATION OF ACBM IN SCHOOLS. HAZARD ASSESSMENT. Factors to be Used in Determining the Potential for Disturbing Potential ACBM. Classification for Hazard Potential. RECORDKEEPING UNDER AHERA.
Substitutes for Asbestos Materials. Asbestos Information Sources. AHERA Training Requirements. Typical Equipment Costs Based on 1987 Catalog Prices.