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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

5.7 Regular and thorough cleaning of workplaces

The importance of regular and thorough cleaning of workplaces has already been emphasized by most of the safety measures. Which cleaning intervals need to be maintained depends on the operational circumstances. It is recommended to exactly prescribe the frequency based on experiences and measurements at individual workplaces and to monitor the compliance. This applies especially to work with rewards depending on productivity. Special attention should be given to the compliance with applicable regulations of the Employers Association for Accident Insurance (Berufsgenossenschaften).

The cleaning of workplaces is not only a technical and supervisory problem. Priority should be given to developing awareness of the problem among the workers through training and provision of information.