25 Jul Policies and Procedures for Asbestos Disposal
First of all, what is asbestos?
Asbestos is the term that describes the naturally occurring fibrous mineral silicates. There are three types of asbestos namely chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite. If one wishes to dispose of asbestos, hazardous waste management should be practiced first – because it can cause serious effects if not done properly.
In fact, as a hazardous material, asbestos can actually harm human health. Thus, the workers must be protected with the right gears because once it is inhaled, the fibers might affect the health of those exposed to it – and the worst will be death. One might have Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Pleural thickening if they are exposed to too much asbestos.
Hence, if you need chemical waste disposal services like treating asbestos, we can do it for you. We are the Green Mountains and we take pride in being the best when it comes to treating solid, liquid, hazardous, and non-hazardous wastes form any type of industry – even in residential places, we do these services.
What are the procedures for asbestos disposal?
- Friable asbestos-containing material
- HEPA Filter
- Low-Risk Work Activity
- Moderate-Risk Work Activity
- Negative-air Unit
- NIOSH 100 Series Filter
It involves thorough and meticulous processes to ensure that the asbestos fibers are treated certainly.
There are several sections and regulations that must be followed when you are dealing with asbestos. Like:
Sections 6.1 -6.32
- It is explained here how employers or owners must follow certain requirements to prevent their place to be exposed to asbestos.
Sections 5.48 – 5.59
- It is explained here how you can control your exposure to asbestos and how you can prevent your place from getting it.
- It is explained here, the requirements that employers and owners must have or accomplish before executing the work of treating the asbestos.
…and many others.
For the policies, the landfill hours permitted asbestos materials, asbestos containment and labelling, asbestos pre-approval, asbestos contractors and transporters, asbestos disposal, asbestos records, and PVTs right of rejection must be followed accordingly as well.
Indeed, asbestos disposal is a lot of work – that is why you need professional help when it comes to hazardous waste management and we, Green Mountains are the one who can effectively help you with this.