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Asbestos Abatement In Oklahoma

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Asbestos Abatement - Lowering the risk:

Asbestos abatement relates to the testing and removal of asbestos
containing material on OSU property. This section of environmental health
and safety regulations has provisions for use of with a team of ten
members for asbestos abatement process. They are responsible, for removal
and abatement of all asbestos suspected material according to the rules
set by Oklahoma state department of labor.

A certified worker accredited by appr...


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Article Body:
Asbestos Abatement - Lowering the risk:

Asbestos abatement relates to the testing and removal of asbestos
containing material on OSU property. This section of environmental health
and safety regulations has provisions for use of with a team of ten
members for asbestos abatement process. They are responsible, for removal
and abatement of all asbestos suspected material according to the rules
set by Oklahoma state department of labor.

A certified worker accredited by appropriate governmental agency for this
purpose can only undertake asbestos abatement. Asbestos abatement is
required only for renovation, remodeling and maintenance works in OSU
property. Sometimes emergency drills are also conducted in case of
accidents pertaining to water leaks and contaminated ceiling tiles.

Asbestos abatement is done in a closed area. All air units are turned off
until the work is complete. This is necessary to avoid the spreading of
asbestos fibers. Workers wear respirators and disposable clothing that
are disposed off after the procedure is over. Samples collected in the
asbestos abatement are analyzed using polarized light microscopy in the
EHS laboratory.

The area of asbestos abatement is also analyzed and then given a green
signal or re-cleaned or re-sampled. The surrounding air is checked for
any contamination using phase contrast microscope. If the area is clear
then it is declared fit for occupancy.

Asbestos Abatement – Necessary Because of Health Issues:
Asbestos once named the "miracle mineral" is fibrous mineral. Asbestos
was used for many years in construction of boilers, railroads, shipyards,
buildings, insulation, fireproofing, and floor tiles. Asbestos fibers are
very minute and invisible to the naked eye and could lead to serious of
health implications when inhaled. Asbestos cannot be broken down in the
body and leads to various respiratory disorders and fatal diseases such
as asbestosis and Mesothelioma cancers. Moreover, the symptoms of these
diseases are usually dormant many years, which makes it a difficult to
diagnose at an earlier stage.

				
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