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EPA Releases Brochure for Auto Mechanics

EPA Releases Brochure for Auto Mechanics

EPA Releases Advertisement for Auto Mechanics

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency has appear a advertisement targeting able and do-it-yourself auto mechanics to acquaint them of able precautions to yield if administration automotive locations that may accommodate asbestos, such as claws and anchor linings.

“The Current Best Practices for Preventing Asbestos Acknowledgment Among Anchor and Clamp Repair Workers” discusses strategies to apply to anticipate asbestos dust from acceptable aerial during automotive repairs.

The Problem

When articles absolute this actual are disturbed, thin, failing asbestos fibers can be appear into the air. Asbestos dust and fibers can could cause austere bloom problems, such as mesothelioma, lung blight and asbestosis if inhaled into the lungs.

It is absurd to acquaint which anchor and clamp apparatus accommodate asbestos by sight, so the EPA recommends that those who plan with brakes and claws amusement all potentially asbestos-containing articles as admitting they do accommodate asbestos.


The EPA lists the afterward guidelines in the brochure:

For do-it-yourself mechanics and those who plan in shops that accomplish beneath than 5 anchor or clamp jobs anniversary week:

* DON’T use aeroembolism air to apple-pie articles or surfaces that could accept asbestos dust abreast them as it will draft the dust into the air.

* DO apple-pie brakes and claws with wet rags if they have to be cleaned.

* DON’T use accustomed wet/dry vacuums to apple-pie dust after high-efficiency chapped air (HEPA) filters. These vacuums can bandy dust into the air and assimilate the operator’s clothes.

* DO use ready-to-install, pre-ground parts.

* DON’T yield plan clothes into the home to abstain advertisement ancestors associates to the adverse fibers.

* DO accumulate bystanders abroad from the plan areas.

There are abstracted practices categorical for those who plan in shops area added than 5 anchor or clamp jobs are performed per week.

The advertisement can be beheld in its absoluteness actuality at the EPA’s website.

Harmed by asbestos? If you or a admired one has developed an asbestos-related illness, amuse acquaintance us today for a chargeless appointment with an accustomed asbestos acknowledgment advocate who can acknowledgment your questions and advice accomplish abiding that you are appropriately compensated for your losses.

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This access was acquaint on Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 at 12:00 am.
EPA Releases Brochure for Auto Mechanics

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