How to Control Asbestos in the Workplace
Buildings built before the 1990s have the highest chance of having asbestos present in their structure. While renovating the workspace, if asbestos is found in the compound, you have to call asbestos removal professionals to ensure that the risk of exposure isn’t too high. Clean Air Services has been serving residential, industrial and commercial clients throughout Calgary for over 20 years. Our services include asbestos removal, safe asbestos abatement, mold removal, mold remediation, lead removal and PCB Remediation.
Identifying asbestos in the workspace is the first step towards saving others from its exposure. If the management suspects that there is asbestos present in the workspace, it is crucial to get the structure checked for exposure.
The risk management approach for asbestos management is as follows:
- When you identify asbestos in the workplace, label it instantly and record its position in the asbestos register
- Evaluate the risk of exposure to asbestos
- Keep the control measures in check to ensure that they are effective
What is an asbestos register?
Once asbestos is identified, an asbestos register needs to be made and kept in the workplace. The asbestos register needs to be maintained as per the template to ensure the safety of the employees.
What are the control measures?
To safely remove and dispose of asbestos, the Code of Practice should be followed. A professional company is familiar with the process of asbestos removal and will be able to handle it better. The asbestos that has been located has to be labelled with warning signs. Review the control measures to make sure that the work environment is risk-free.
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