Asbestos - The Final Rule?
In 2019 the EPA enacted the “Final Rule” on asbestos. The EPA maintains that the final rule will protect the public from uses of asbestos that are no longer on the market and are not covered by other laws or regulations. Products that fall into the use categories covered by the final rule cannot enter production without notification to EPA and allowing the Agency time to put any required protective measures in place. However, does this rule cover all situations where asbestos exposure is possible?
During this webinar, we will discuss how the EPA's evaluation process for the asbestos exposure rule considered only lung cancer and mesothelioma as possible harmful effects. This evaluation process excluded legacy effects from mishandling of asbestos, such as contamination at sites where old buildings containing asbestos construction materials were demolished. As safety professionals, it is important for us to know preventative measures to keep employees safe during the asbestos removal process along with the safety of the public who may be exposed to asbestos fibers.
This webinar is a 1-hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Describe the characteristics of asbestos
- List uses, past and current, of asbestos, which expose people to health risks from asbestos
- List the effects of asbestos on the human body
- Discuss preventive measures employers can take to protect employees from asbestos-related diseases
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