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close this bookAsbestos Overview and Handling Recommendations (GTZ, 1996)
close this folderPart II. Asbestos
close this folder2. Legal regulations for the production, introduction to the market and use of Asbestos containing materials and Asbestos products
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View the document2.1 Federal Republic of Germany
View the document2.2 Directives of the European Community
View the document2.3 United States of America
View the document2.4 Standards in other countries (incl. developing countries)
View the document2.5 International standards: International Labor Organization

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For the hazardous substance Asbestos there are many legal regulations covering the different steps of production, introduction to the market and use of Asbestos containing products. Additionally, there are occupational safety regulations and legal specifications in context with the necessity of abatement of Asbestos containing areas and the disposal of Asbestos containing materials.

In this chapter the relevant laws, administrative rules, occupational safety requirements, operational safety requirements and other legal regulations are presented and discussed. Different industrial nations (Germany, USA), developing countries (DC) and supra-national agreements (KU, UNO [WHO and ILO]) are analyzed.