Publication | March 2022

This publication aims to increase awareness of the health risks associated with asbestos in the workplace and provides recommendations and checklists on avoiding and managing the risks of exposure.

Occupational exposure to asbestos is estimated to lead to more than 230,000 deaths globally every year. This publication provides guidance on the duties of employers and contractors in minimizing risks from asbestos; training requirements; and the identification, containment, safe removal, and management of asbestos waste.


  • Introduction
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Laws and Obligations
  • General Duties/Responsibilities
  • Asbestos Training
  • Asbestos Identification
  • Managing Asbestos Risk
  • Safety in the Use of Asbestos
  • Managing Incidents
  • Managing the Risks of Asbestos Removal
  • Asbestos Waste
  • Managing Asbestos Exposure During Disasters
  • Limitations
  • Useful Reading Materials

Additional Details

  • Health
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • 60
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM220047-2
  • 978-92-9269-370-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-371-8 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-372-5 (ebook)

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