ASBESTOS-A CASE STUDY OF THE U.S. NAVY'S RESPONSE TO UPGRADED SAFETY AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

Exposure to asbestos is being decreased by prohibiting the use of asbestos containing materials where suitable substitutes have been designated and by revising applicable documentation. Asbestos exposure conditions will, however, be present in the Navy for the next 20 to 30 years due to the need for periodic rip-out of existing asbestos installations, for maintenance and repair purposes and for those asbestos installations for which substitutes are not yet available. The Navy's near-term objective will be to develop improved procedures during rip-out operations, to provide even greater protection to personnel working with asbestos and to identify remaining asbestos end items that must be replaced. The Appendix to this paper lists the asbestos-free end items now specified for thermal insulation systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Annual Technical Symposium (13th), Association of Scientists and Engineers of the Naval Air and Sea Systems Commands, 12 Mar 76, Arlington, Virginia.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Engineering Center

    3700 East-West Highway
    Hyattsville, MD  USA  20782
  • Authors:
    • Winer, Arthur
    • Holtgren, W D
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136239
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM