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Second Edition of Asbestos Manual Published by ASTM International

Asbestos Control: Surveys, Removal, and Management, Second Edition, is now available for purchase from ASTM International.

The manual’s primary purpose is to facilitate the use of ASTM standards related to asbestos and is based on the collective experience of ASTM members and others who participated in the standards development as well as the larger asbestos control field that influenced the standards work.

The work provides a complete and detailed explanation of the significance and use of the latest ASTM standards on asbestos control, including: E 1368, Standard Practice for Visual Inspection of Asbestos Abatement Projects, E 2356, Standard Practice for Comprehensive Building Asbestos Surveys, and E 2394, Standard Practice for Maintenance, Renovation and Repair of Installed Asbestos Cement Products.

Seven chapters cover: Holistic Approach to Asbestos Control, Comprehensive Building Asbestos Surveys, Assessment of Asbestos-Containing Materials, Abatement ProjectsRemoval of Asbestos-Containing Materials, Abatement ProjectsBeyond The Basic Ceiling Scrape, Operations and MaintenanceLiving with Asbestos, and Respiratory Protection and Other Precautions.

Copies of Asbestos Control: Surveys, Removal, and Management, Second Edition (2005, 105 pages, soft cover: 8.5" x 11" plus CD, ISBN: 0-8031-3365-0; Stock #: MNL23-2ND) are available for $139 North America, $153 elsewhere, from ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610/832-9585; fax: 610/832-9555; or [email protected]) or online at

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