How do I know if a particular product I work with contains asbestos?

The only way to know with absolute certainty if a product contains asbestos is to have the material tested by an accredited laboratory. The only way to know where asbestos-containing material is present in a home or a building is to have an inspection by a state-certified asbestos inspector. You can look in the yellow pages under “Asbestos Consulting & Testing”.

Your employer should be able to provide the information about asbestos related products that are being used in the work place. Workers who are concerned about asbestos exposure in the workplace should discuss the situation with their employee health and safety representative, and their employers. By law, warning labels must be placed on all asbestos containing material (ACM) at workplace such as raw materials, mixtures, scrap and to all containers of asbestos products, including waste containers.

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