Safety Matters When Dealing With Asbestos

by Dave Collins on June 29, 2015



Safety Matters When Dealing With Asbestos

HVAC&R Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16 – Released

HV4-5-HVAC-Chart-Image-72dpiMost HVAC services contractors, especially refrigeration contractors, know the risks of working with gases and refrigerants, but few are aware of the hidden hazardous contaminants that lurk within a building’s HVAC system.

Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with the Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors (AMCA), has released their 2015/16 edition of the HVAC&R Industry Guide to Workplace Safety. This year’s guide in particular, will highlight some of the risks associated with asbestos.

Asbestos can be found in HVAC systems that were built pre-1980. During this time period it was common to use asbestos products as a form of insulation. Therefore, it is essential that HVAC contractors understand the risks associated with asbestos.



The problem is, many who’ve been exposed to poisonous or carcinogenic hazards usually have no idea what they‘ve been exposed to, and symptoms may not show straight away. Therefore, it is essential that HVAC contractors know how to identify asbestos and also safely manage work tasks where asbestos may be present on a daily basis.

With other prominent safety topics, such as working in confined spaces and testing duct leakage, this Guide provides a snapshot of some of the safety issues currently facing HVAC&R contractors and mechanics

“I would like to thank all of the sponsors of the HVAC&R Industry Guide to Workplace Safety 2015/16. Their support has made it possible for the guide to be distributed free of charge”, said John Hutchings, CEO, Pro-Visual Publishing.

Pro-Visual Publishing is the leading specialist in wall-mounted workplace health & safety, food safety & hygiene and health and wellbeing information resource charts. Each chart is practical and informative, providing a quick reference point for management and staff. Pro-Visual Publishing’s charts are designed to inform, motivate, educate and above all keep people and their workplaces safe!

For further information, or to obtain additional copies of the Chart, please call (02) 8272 2611, email marketing@provisual.com.au or see www.provisual.com.au

For Media Enquiries or images please contact Deanna Davenport at Pro-Visual Publishing on (02) 8272 2611 or ddavenport@provisual.com.au



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