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close this bookAsbestos Overview and Handling Recommendations (GTZ, 1996)
close this folderPart II. Asbestos
close this folder5. Occupational safety measures in handling Asbestos
View the document(introduction...)
View the document5.1 Suitable fiber binding
View the document5.2 Wet operations
View the document5.3 Enclosure
View the document5.4 Vacuuming of dust near the point of origin
View the document5.5 Limiting the areas in which Asbestos dust may arise
View the document5.6 Personal respiratory protection
View the document5.7 Regular and thorough cleaning of workplaces
View the document5.8 Dust-free waste collection and landfill disposal

5.6 Personal respiratory protection

If the required purity of air at the workplace cannot be maintained through technical or operational means, the workers at the workplace must wear respiratory protection. This basically applies when:

1. The particulate concentration exceeds the guideline value of 1x106 fibers/m³.

2. The limit of 0.25 X106 F/m³ is exceeded, and due to the process or the spatial and climatic conditions, elevated intake of fine Asbestos dust may occur via the lungs.

The wearing of respiratory protection should not be a permanent protection measure.