from mechanical environmental to even hazards from people that we encounter

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from mechanical, environmental, to even hazards from people that we encounter, mostly in abandoned or vacant structures. During asbestos sampling/surveys, many hazards can be present on a given day. Hazards that we face are: falls, trips, cuts, potential for debris in eyes, and occasional respiratory hazards. The hazards that are faced when conducting asbestos air monitoring are limited in nature. This operation requires air monitoring with area volume pumps to sample the air while abatement workers prep, work inside a negative pressure containment, and provide clearance sampling following completion of asbestos material removal. Hazards that we face as air monitors are respiratory hazards, trips, and falls. Identifying hazards are only as good as the control measures that we put in place to minimize the impact of hazards. To minimize hazards during asbestos sampling, personal protective equipment (PPE) must be utilized during the entire operation. Samplers should wear safety glasses, gloves, steel- toed boots, and a half-faced respirator. Respirators should be checked prior to and after use. To
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HAZARD ASSESSMENT 3 control hazards during asbestos air monitoring in conjunction with asbestos abatements care must be taken to wear required PPE. Steel toed boots must be worn since abatement entail demolition of building materials from a structure. Safety glasses, half face air purifying respirators, and disposable coveralls should be worn to control hazards. From analyzing the hazard assessment of workplace functions, it is apparent that risk to exposures are high so there needs to be a continued effort to control hazards.
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HAZARD ASSESSMENT 4 References Occupational Health and Safety. (n.d.). 1910.132 - General requirements. Retrieved from
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  • Fall '15
  • Occupational safety and health, hazard assessment

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