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Asbestos In Old Concrete

Sep 07 2016 When renovations are conducted on older buildings where removal of asbestos is required workers face the risk of inhaling the fibers and developing asbestosrelated diseases If concrete is discovered to contain asbestos then any construction must be performed in adherence with the Occupational Safety and Health Construction Standard 29 CFR 19261101g

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