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EXAMPLES OF ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS

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					    Adapted from the NOHSC Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)]




      EXAMPLES OF ASBESTOS-CONTAINING MATERIALS
(This is not an exhaustive list)

A                                                              Asbestos cement storm drain pipes

Air-conditioning ducts: exterior or interior                   Asbestos cement water pipes (usually
acoustic and thermal insulation                                underground)

Arc shields in lift motor rooms or large                       Asbestos-containing laminates (e.g.
electrical cabinets                                            formica) used where heat resistance is
                                                               required, e.g. ships
Asbestos-based plastics products - as
electrical insulates and acid-resistant                        Asbestos-containing pegboard
compositions or aircraft seat
                                                               Asbestos felts
Asbestos ceiling tiles
                                                               Asbestos marine board (e.g. marinate)
Asbestos cement conduit
                                                               Asbestos mattresses used for covering hot
Asbestos cement electrical fuse boards                         equipment in power stations

Asbestos cement external roofs and walls                       Asbestos paper used variously for
                                                               insulation, filtering and production of fire
Asbestos Cement in the use of form work                        resistant laminates
when pouring concrete
                                                               Asbestos roof tiles
Asbestos cement internal flues and
downpipes                                                      Asbestos textiles

Asbestos cement moulded products such as                       Asbestos textile gussets in air-conditioning
gutters, ridge cappings, gas meter covers,                     ducting systems
cable troughs and covers
                                                               Asbestos yarn
Asbestos cement pieces for packing spaces
between floor joists and piers                                 Autoclave / steriliser insulation

Asbestos cement (underground) pits, as                         B
used for traffic control wiring,
telecommunications cabling, etc                                Bitumen-based water proofing such as
                                                               malthoid, typically on roofs and floors but
Asbestos cement render, plaster, mortar                        also in brickwork
and coursework
                                                               Bituminous adhesives and sealants
Asbestos cement sheet
                                                               Boiler gaskets
Asbestos cement sheet behind ceramic tiles
                                                               Boiler insulation, slabs and wet mix
Asbestos cement sheet internal over
exhaust canopies such as ovens, fume                           Brake disc pads
cupboards, etc.
                                                               Brake linings
Asbestos cement sheet internal walls and
ceilings

Asbestos cement sheet underlays for vinyl


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    Adapted from the NOHSC Code of Practice for the Management and Control of Asbestos in Workplaces [NOHSC:2018(2005)]




C                                                              Fire-rated wall rendering containing
                                                               asbestos with mortar
Cable penetration insulation bags (typically
Telecom)                                                       Fire-resistant plaster board, typically on
                                                               ships
Calorifier insulation
                                                               Fire-retardant material on steel work
Car body filters (not common)                                  supporting reactors on columns in refineries
                                                               in the chemical industry
Caulking compounds, sealant and
adhesives                                                      Flexible hoses

Cement render                                                  Floor vinyl sheets

Chrysotile wicks in kerosene heaters                           Floor vinyl tiles

Clutch faces                                                   Fuse blankets and ceramic fuses in
                                                               switchboards
Compressed asbestos cement panels for
flooring, typically verandas, bathrooms and                    G
steps for demountable buildings
                                                               GalbestosTM roofing materials (decorative
Compressed asbestos fibres (CAF) used in                       coating on metal roof for sound proofing)
brakes and gaskets for plant and
automobiles                                                    Gaskets - chemicals, refineries

D                                                              Gaskets - general

Door seals on ovens                                            Gauze mats in laboratories / chemical
                                                               refineries
E
                                                               Gloves - asbestos
Electric heat banks - block insulation
                                                               H
Electric hot water services - normally not
asbestos but some millboard could be                           Hairdryers - insulation around heating
present                                                        elements

Electric light fittings, high wattage, insulation              Header (manifold) insulation
around fitting (and bituminised)
                                                               I
Electrical switchboards – see Pitch-based
                                                               Insulation blocks
Exhausts on vehicles
                                                               Insulation in electric reheat units for air-
F                                                              conditioner systems

Filler in acetylene gas cylinders                              L

Filters - beverage; wine filtration                            Laboratory bench tops

Fire blankets                                                  Laboratory fume cupboard panels

Fire curtains                                                  Laboratory ovens - wall insulation

Fire door insulation



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Lagged exhaust pipes on emergency power                        S
generators
                                                               Sealant between floor slab and wall, usually
Lagging in penetrations in fireproof walls                     in boiler rooms, risers or lift shafts

Lifts shafts - asbestos cement panels lining                   Sealant or mastik on windows
the shaft at the opening of each floor, and
asbestos packing around penetrations                           Sealants and mastics in airconditioning
                                                               ducting joints
Limpet asbestos spray insulation
                                                               Spackle or plasterboard wall jointing
Locomotives - steam; lagging on boilers,                       compounds
steam lines, steam dome and gaskets
                                                               Sprayed insulation - acoustic wall and
M                                                              ceiling

Mastics                                                        Sprayed insulation - beams and ceiling
                                                               slabs
Millboard between heating unit and wall
                                                               Sprayed insulation - fire retardant sprayed
Millboard lining of switchboxes                                on nut internally, for bolts holding external
                                                               building wall panels
Mortar
                                                               Stoves - old domestic type; wall insulation
P
                                                               T
Packing materials for gauges, valves, etc.,
can be square packing, rope or loose fibre                     Tape and rope - lagging and jointing

Packing material on window anchorage                           Tapered ends of pipe lagging, where
points in high rise buildings                                  lagging is not necessarily asbestos

Paint, typically industrial epoxy paints                       Tilux sheeting in place of ceramic tiles in
                                                               bathrooms
Penetrations through concrete slabs in high
rise buildings                                                 Trailing cable under lift cabins

Pipe insulation including moulded sections,                    Trains - country - guards vans - millboard
water-mix type, rope braid and sheet                           between heater and wall

Pitch-based (e.g. zelemite, ausbestos,                         Trains - Harris cars - sprayed asbestos
lebah) electrical switchboard                                  between steel shell and laminex

Plaster and plaster cornice adhesives                          V

R                                                              Valve, pump, etc. insulation

Refractory linings                                             W

Refractory tiles                                               Welding rods

Rubber articles - extent of usage unknown                      Woven asbestos cable sheath




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