OSHA has established detailed regulations for employers to monitor and manage asbestos exposure at the workplace, and ensure the health and safety of employees. These regulations require employers to:
- Conduct awareness programs, constantly monitor asbestos levels, and create regulated zones as required.
- Ensure the airborne asbestos concentration is no more than 0.2 fibers per cubic centimeter of air.
- Provide employees with protective clothing, hygiene facilities, and regular health checks.
- Post asbestos warning signs
near asbestos materials.
Additionally, employers should also ensure the installation of properly functioning ventilation, exhaust vents, and respirators.