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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
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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

5.8 Dust-free waste collection and landfill disposal

Asbestos fibers and dust wastes. as well as Asbestos containing materials waste arising during the processes, and Asbestos containing dust from filters must be collected in dust-tight containers. In order to avoid unnecessary transferrals, these containers should also be usable for transportation.

For fine-grained Asbestos containing wastes, plastic bags with sufficient sturdiness can be used. Rough-edged pieces of waste should only be collected and transported in containers. For example, sealable drums in which the raw materials were delivered would be suitable. Furthermore, it should be tested whether moistening can further reduce particulate release. The wastes should be brought to permitted landfills under dust-free conditions. The further treatment should be negotiated with the responsible authorities.