With the passage of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, AHERA, Public Law 99-519, it was clear that great quantities of asbestos would be disturbed and would require proper management and disposal. If these were poorly done, many people would be placed at risk unnecessarily.Into such an environment, a book dealing with the many diverse facets of asbestos abatement, written by people with substantial experience, seemed reasonable and appropriate, but even more so, necessary.
1. History and State of the Problem 2. Mineralogical and Geological Aspects of Asbestos 3. Properties and Uses of Asbestos 4. Adverse Health Effects of Asbestos 5. Assessing the Hazard- Inspection and Planning 6. Monitoring for Asbestos- Bulk and Air Sampling 7. Electron Microscopy Analysis of Asbestos 8. Personal Protection 9. Industrial Hygiene Considerations other than Asbestos of Abatement Projects 10. Disposal of Asbestos Waste 11. Documentation and Record keeping. 12 Legal and Liability Considerations. 13 Liability Insurance for the Asbestos Abatement Contracting Industry: Will There Be Long-Term Protection? 14 Regulatory Aspects of Asbestos: EPA Regulations. 15 The Regulatory Framework � Occupational Safety and Health Administration 16. Computerized Asbestos Control and Facilities Management � Desktop Operations and Management