Asbestos

General Resources

Date Added Resource Source
Feb 2012

Asbestos Hazards in Renovations, Restorations, and Demolition - video

http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/Multimedia/Videos.asp?ReportID=36743

Homes built prior to 1990 can contain an invisible hazard: asbestos. This video walks you through an older home, identifying the most common places asbestos is found and highlighting the importance of proper testing and removal.

(WorkSafe Online - Workers' Compensation Board of BC)
Aug 2011

NIH-funded researchers discover genetic link to mesothelioma

http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2011/nci-28.htm

The study, published online Aug. 28, 2011, in Nature Genetics, describes two U.S. families with a high incidence of mesothelioma, as well as other cancers, associated with mutations of the BAP1 gene. The research was funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and led by scientists at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, and Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

(NIH)
Aug 2006

Asbestos-Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work Safety and Health Information Bulletin

http://www.osha.gov/dts/shib/shib072606.html

OSHA is issuing this Safety and Health Information Bulletin to inform employees and employers in the automotive brake repair industry of the precautions that must be taken when working with automotive brakes and clutches containing asbestos.

(OSHA)
May 2005

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Chest Radiography - Evaluating Occupational Lung Disorders

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chestradiography/

The purpose of this Web site is to provide information to interested persons about radiograph reading as it relates to the pneumoconioses. Many aspects of radiograph reading are addressed on this site. For those in the professional audience (physicians, attorneys, workers’ compensation specialists, case workers, etc.) you will find in-depth information on all aspects of radiograph reading. For those looking from a personal perspective, you will find information on radiograph reading as it relates to the eligibility for compensation in federal programs, as well as general information.

(NIOSH)
Oct 2004

OR-OSHA Subject Index: Asbestos

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/subjects/asbestos.html
(Oregon OSHA)
Oct 2004

Asbestos Exposures: What Building Owners Need to Know (PDF)

http://www.cbs.state.or.us/external/osha/pdf/pubs/3022.pdf
(OR DCBS)
Oct 2004

NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Asbestos

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/asbestos/
(NIOSH)
Sep 2003

Self-Inspection Checklist for Asbestos

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/checklist.html
(OSHA)
Nov 2002

More links to Asbestos/Asbestosis from MEDLINEplus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asbestosasbestosis.html
(MEDLINEplus)
Nov 2002

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Asbestos

http://www.epa.gov/asbestos/

EPA provides various paths for the public to access information about asbestos. On this website, you may access general information about asbestos and its health effects.

(EPA)
Nov 2002

OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Asbestos

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/asbestos/index.html

An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition...

(OSHA)
Nov 2002

Oregon DEQ Asbestos Program

http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/asbestos/

The DEQ regulates the abatement and disposal of asbestos-containing materials from any public or private building involving demolition, renovation, repair, construction, and maintenance activities. The purpose of the DEQ asbestos rules and program is to prevent asbestos fiber release and exposure.

(OR DEQ)