Asbestos Safety Program
When it is determined that a job will, or may, expose employees to asbestos fibers, the Safety Director will determine exposure probability and feasibility of control methods.
- Where employees will be exposed to asbestos fibers, a program of monitoring shall be established to determine whether the employees’ exposure to asbestos is below the limits prescribed by the OSHA standards. If limits are exceeded, an engineering compliance program will be undertaken immediately.
- Sample procedures should include both personal monitoring and environmental monitoring. Personal monitoring should include a collection of sampling from within the breathing zone of employees. Environmental monitoring should include samples collected from areas of the work environment that are representative of the airborne concentrations of asbestos fibers, which may reach the breathing zone of employees.
- After initial determination of asbestos concentrations has been made, additional sampling should be made at intervals not greater than a six-month period.