Is An Old Building A Safe Workplace?

There is an estimate of more than 1.3 million employees who are in the risk of being exposed to asbestos, they are generally in the construction industry or an industry that faces with significant amount of asbestos exposure. But would you believe that the main source of asbestos in due to indoor air insulation products. Buildings that were built in the last 50 years have used various materials that are composed of asbestos such as fiberglass and synthetic fibers.We are not aware, but many building do contain it. They might have been used for insulation systems and other purposes. Asbestos was banned in the late 1970’s but however the remaining stocks where used to build ceilings. The government has made strict rules about the manufacture of asbestos. Since then a lot of it have been removed from buildings. The only way to find out if your workspace has asbestos is by doing an asbestos testing in Gold Coast. One does not get harmed by touching it or being near it. Your health will only be affected if you inhale the fibers, especially when they are blocked into the microtubules of your lungs. However most people do not develop any symptoms from inhaling small amounts of it. Only continuous exposure to it will have a higher degree of risk.

The removal of it can be quite a difficult task. This is why it should be handled by professionals. It might require roof removal Sunshine Coast in some case or different parts of the building. It is highly recommend for the employees to relocate while this is being performed. The part of the building where work is taking place should be completely sealed to avoid contamination.If you have been working in an old building for a long time and suspect that you might be exposed to it. Because long term exposure to these can cause respiratory problems and even cancer. It is very important that you seek medical attention. Because asbestos can cause asbestosis. People can get chronically ill because of it. If you have shortness of breath, cough or any pain in your chests it could be possible symptoms of it.

Hence why old buildings require inspections regularly. To check if there are any deformed objects that have possible chances of releasing fibers to the atmosphere. Especially within the insulation and air filtration systems. Because this is the air that your employees breath. So it is important that a lot of attention is paid to it. And the necessary actions are made to resolve such matters.

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