AIR MONITORING

ASBESTOS PROJECT MONITOR AND AIR SAMPLING

Asbestos Fact #7

Fluid around the lungs (known as pleural effusion) and changes in the lining of the lung such as thickening, plaques and calcification may be early indicators of past asbestos exposure. Pleural effusions may be an early symptoms of mesothelioma.

Asbestos Fact #8

Most cases of asbestos are diagnosed 30 years or more after a worker was first exposed to asbestos. In some cases, asbestos disease appears after 40 or 50 years.

Asbestos Fact #9

Asbestos-related disease has been diagnosed in asbestos workers, family members, veterans and in particular Navy veterans, people who lived near a factory that used asbestos-containing materials and many trades workers who were exposed to asbestos dust. Many older buildings in New York City contain asbestos building materials and the asbestos may be released into the air if the asbestos is disturbed.

ASBESTOS AIR SAMPLING

Air Sampling and analysis is critical in determining exposure to airborne asbestos fibers for both, the worker and the unprotected public are in the area surrounding an abatement project. To perform asbestos Air Sampling, the person must be a certified Air Sampling Technician and demonstrate proficiency in air monitoring procedure.

ASBESTOS PROJECT MONITOR

A certified project monitor oversees the scope, timing, phasing, and/or remediation methods to be utilized on the completeness of any asbestos project . Also, a project monitor is responsible for the proper execution of his/her duties as they relate to an asbestos project

AIR SAMPLING REQUIREMENTS

Personal Air Sampling: air sampling shall be performed in the worker's breathing zone, by the asbestos contractor for his/her personnel, as required by current OSHA regulations. Daily Air Sampling: Project air sampling shall be conducted daily for the full workshift for Large projects, until satisfactory clearance air results have been obtained for the regulated abatement work area.

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