Asbestos Contaminated Materials Guide for Disaster Debris Removal
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The risk of property damage from natural disasters is high in Pacific Island Countries, if buildings contain asbestos in the walls, roof or pipes, hazardous fibres may be released, if the building is damaged, during a
disaster. A number of PacWastePlus programme supported by Pacific island countries are actively working on asbestos management to reduce the risk of environmental pollution, and health issues for their communities. This document is designed to provide guidance on response and management, and to supplement knowledge and skills – utilising this guide does not imply qualifications, and we strongly recommend
undertaking appropriate training and employing necessary protective measures prior to handling asbestos-containing materials.