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Title: Managing asbestos: Ten costly sins

This article describes how to build an ongoing, continuous, and improved asbestos management program. Asbestos management is one of the toughest jobs facing a plant or environmental engineer today; even seasoned engineers can make mistakes. Much confusion exists about how best to manage this issue, especially in plant settings. Whether the company is small, medium, or large, asbestos has the power to steal from profits if not managed properly. To help POWER readers examine their current asbestos management programs, here are 10 common errors that could be stopped or avoided by practicing preventive techniques. The 10 costly sins presented are not mutually exclusive, and they certainly are not all-inclusive. They are offered as a way to stimulate ideas on how to build an ongoing, continuous, and improved asbestos management program. These include Sin 1: No written policy. Sin 2: Lack of corporate guidance. Sin 3: Not complying with regulations. Sin 4: Not worrying about other respirable fibers. Sin 5: Lawsuits--not culpable. Sin 6: No visible emissions, no problems. Sin 7: Managing asbestos manually.
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OSTI Identifier:
5944734
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Power; (United States); Journal Volume: 137:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ASBESTOS; POLLUTION CONTROL; ELECTRIC UTILITIES; PLANNING; AIR QUALITY; INDOOR AIR POLLUTION; MAINTENANCE; AIR POLLUTION; CONTROL; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; POLLUTION; PUBLIC UTILITIES 320107* -- Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization-- Building Systems-- (1987-)