Asbestos Air Monitoring and Decontamination

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Proper procedure of decontamination, proper tools to use to remove fibers, how to prevent the release of asbestos fibers into the air, proper disposal of overalls, how to limit the risk of inhaling fibers, proper procedures of cleaning the body after handling asbestos, proper procedures of air monitoring and importance of participating in a "Medical Surveillance Program.

Video Transcript

To prevent the release of asbestos fibers from asbestos containing flooring materials, never sewed or scrape asbestos final flooring, strip floor finishes using wet methods and low abrasion pads with the speed lower than 300 RPM. In general dispose of all asbestos contaminated equipment, clothing, scrap, debri and waste only in a bag or containers that are properly sealed and labeled. Processed waste include cutting, stripping, or reject material or most housekeeping waste result from wet sweeping or HEPA vacuuming. Wet process all housekeeping waste would work or a mixture of water and surfactant and place them in disposable containers.