Monday, September 28, 2015

New Safety Video: Asbestos Awareness



Asbestos was once a widely used material: cheap, strong, fire and water resistant, and sound-absorbent, it was valuable in many applications – from building to automotive manufacturing to a range of fire resistant products.

Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral, which exists in various forms, including white, blue and brown asbestos. But what all forms of asbestos have in common is the thin fibres which the substance is made up of.  It is these fibres that pose a threat to humans – when the fibres are inhaled, they can cause serious damage to the lungs.

This program covers:

• The Dangers of Asbestos
• Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, and Lung Cancer
• Where can we find Asbestos?
• Hazards of Asbestos
• Control Measures
• The Asbestos Register
• Asbestos Monitoring
• Personal Protective Equipment

This program has been produced to be shown to all personnel who may potentially come across asbestos in the workplace.