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TUCP News Release
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- recognizing that the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos;
- replacing asbestos with safer substitutes and developing economic and technological mechanisms to stimulate its replacement;
- taking measures to prevent exposure to asbestos in place and during asbestos removal (abatement), and;
- improving early diagnosis, treatment, social and medical rehabilitation of asbestos-related diseases and establishing registries of people with past and/or current exposures to asbestos.
- Collect information from all the schools that had asbestos-containing wire gauze.
- Those who will collect must wear approved protective gear—face mask, gloves, boots, eye goggles, shoes booties, head cover and coveralls. Inhaling or coming into contact with asbestos is extremely dangerous.
- The asbestos-containing wire gauzes (especially the used ones) must be sprayed with water and kept wet before removal and during transport.
- Local schools must be informed that these collected wire gauze must be properly packaged while waiting for disposal. Packaging must be in thick plastic. Fold and seal with tape to make it airtight. Label it with “Asbestos Waste.”
- Discuss collection and disposal system with DENR. These materials must be properly packaged already for easy pick-up. The collection crew can pass each school based on the most efficient route. Each plastic with the asbestos shall be consolidated in plastic asbestos waste bags (0.2mm) by the disposal contractor.
- When a full truckload is collected, the truck shall go to the disposal facility to unload and properly dispose of the waste bags.
- This shall continue until collection from all schools in the inventory/register has been completed.
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