Current Issues in Asbestos Removal

by Jimmie Hinze, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., 121 More Hall, FX-10, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-658-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-658-X (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. v, 30
22 cm
See all papers/chapter

Conference information: A Session | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 9, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Asbestos is responsible for more worker deaths than any other substance used in the construction industry. This fact has prompted major regulatory changes during the past fifteen years. Regulatory changes have been made by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to the extent that a total ban on asbestos use is sought in the next decade. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also promulgated numerous increasingly stringent regulations. The papers included in this book cover methods of evaluating air quality in asbestos work areas, professional liability on asbestos work areas, professional liability on asbestos abatement projects, health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, and training requirements for asbestos workers and supervisors.

Subject Headings: Occupational safety | Labor | Asbestos | Air quality | Liability | Construction industry | Environmental Protection Agency | Construction methods


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