Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers.Â Asbestos has many positive characteristics which have been proven useful for centuries.Â Asbestos fiber does not deteriorate under normal usage, does not conduct electricy, and is very resistant to fire, heat and corrosion.
Asbestos has been used in paper products, paints, adhesives, insulations, cements, automotive parts, protective clothing, roofing materials, toasters, popcorn poppers, slow cookers and in many other products.
Unfortunately, this “super” material also contains a very dangerous quality.Â When handled, asbestos separates into microscopic-sized particles which remain inthe air and can easily be inhaled. When inhaled, asbestos can develop into many types of life-threatening diseases.
This 16 page booklet is an excellent resource to compliment our training program, and addresses the following areas: