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An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and is highly regulated. OSHA and EPA asbestos rules are intertwined.
40 CFR Part 61 - Subpart M--National Emission Standard for Asbestos (1997)
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Background Document to the Asbestos NESHAP
Common Questions on the Asbestos NESHAP
Asbestos NESHAP Adequately Wet Guidance
Demolition Practices Under the Asbestos NESHAP
Asbestos NESHAP Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials Guidance
Reporting and Record keeping Requirements for Waste Disposal
Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)
Clean Air Act (CAA)
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and Federal Register Notices (FR)
TSCA (15 U.S.C. CFR# 2601 et seq. ) Title 1 - Control of Toxic Substances
Please note that most of the full text versions below are those available at Cornell University.
TSCA (15 U.S.C. CFR# 2601 et seq. ) Title 2 - Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response
CAA (42 U.S.C. CFR# 7401 et seq. ) Title 1 - Programs and Activities