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Old 11-08-2017, 01:00 AM
 
Location: Australasia
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My employer appears to be gearing up for yet another asbestos management action in the building I work in.

I noted that a disgruntled fellow employee working in a different building put up a negative review on a company review site claiming employee asbestos exposure and also alleged the organisation tried to cover this up.

With a previous water leak in the ceiling in my building a few months ago, some sealing off work was done during that fix process, the organisation put out monitoring equipment and the outcome was not released to the employees.

I do not feel 100% confident they are managing this safely. Does anyone know if there is discreet technology available that could be used by employees to privately monitor asbestos exposure ?
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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That's what OSHA says, and should be done.
Not very discreet, but if you have concerns, you could wear this mask: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...SAAEgKukfD_BwE

Or buy this:

https://www.thermofisher.com/order/c.../MICROPHAZIRAS
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Australasia
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That's what OSHA says, and should be done.
Not very discreet, but if you have concerns, you could wear this mask: https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...SAAEgKukfD_BwE

Or buy this:

https://www.thermofisher.com/order/c.../MICROPHAZIRAS
I love the thermofisher - thanks Elnina
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Old 11-08-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Looks like an expensive gadget, though...
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Australasia
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Looks like an expensive gadget, though...
Yes agree $700 ish.
Pretty pricey - perhaps I can rent it out when I am done with it
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Old 11-12-2017, 07:08 PM
 
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Would not be descreet but you could certainly collect your own air samples and take them to a lab to have them analyzed. What material is it that you think contains asbestos?
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Old Today, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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My employer appears to be gearing up for yet another asbestos management action in the building I work in.

I noted that a disgruntled fellow employee working in a different building put up a negative review on a company review site claiming employee asbestos exposure and also alleged the organisation tried to cover this up.

With a previous water leak in the ceiling in my building a few months ago, some sealing off work was done during that fix process, the organisation put out monitoring equipment and the outcome was not released to the employees.

I do not feel 100% confident they are managing this safely. Does anyone know if there is discreet technology available that could be used by employees to privately monitor asbestos exposure ?
In the US the air samples are analyzed at an independent lab, and the results are given to both the building owner or manager (or company), which in turn is supposed to provide the data to all employees and other people involved. You can also ask for the sample result, and the employer can't deny it. If the results are higher than normal fivers in the air than what is allowed, the EPA and OSHA get involved.
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