Fiberglass and Asbestos: Similarities and Differences
Fiberglass Vs. Asbestos In this post, Ed Kennedy (founder of Haztrainer) will discuss some of the main similarities and differences between Asbestos and Fiberglass. These two materials can easily get confused, so it is important to educate yourself on both of...
Asbestos Roof Tiles Guide | Helpful Safety Information
What Makes Asbestos Roof Tiles Dangerous? To understand the dangers posed by asbestos roof tiles, it’s important to discuss asbestos briefly.What is Asbestos? Definition and Brief History The EPA defines asbestos as a mineral fiber occurring in soil and rocks....
How to Detect Asbestos
How to Detect Asbestos In Your HomeAsbestos refers to naturally occurring silicate mineral fiber composed of thin and long fibrous crystals with many microscopic fibrils. These fibrils are capable of being released into the environment or atmosphere through abrasion,...
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Why is Asbestos Dangerous? Asbestos is probably more dangerous than you think… When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibers are released into the air. When these fibers are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, […]
Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
Occupational Asbestos Exposure Asbestos danger is real in the workplace for Electricians, IT workers, Contractors, School Maintenance Workers, and many other occupations. This is why OSHA & AHERA set regulations that include a mandatory 2 Hour Asbestos Awareness training for all workers that may come in contact with Asbestos. Occupational asbestos exposure is a leading cause […]
Asbestos Dangers Are Still Lurking
Though banned in certain products and uses, this mineral continues to pose a health threat. Here at Haztrainer we are dedicated to providing the highest quality lead and asbestos awareness training online. AFTER ALL THESE YEARS – long since the dangers of asbestos became common knowledge and use of the fire-resistant mineral decreased drastically – health […]
Bead Blasting Guide | A Great Asbestos Removal Technique
Bead Blasting – Asbestos Removal Guide What is Bead Blasting? Bead blasting refers to the process of propelling a stream of blast media (or abrasive material) against a surface to create a finish or remove surface deposits. The term is commonly used alongside a wide range of blast processes like sandblasting, shot blasting, grit blasting, […]
Cancer-causing asbestos at center of complex Indiana legal battle
Larry Myers worked 40 years as an electrician, unaware he had been handling materials that could cause his death. For the past two years, the 78-year-old man from Northern Indiana has been embroiled in a contentious legal battle against a number of manufacturers who he claims knowingly produced products that caused malignant pleural mesothelioma, a rare form of […]
Asbestos Floor Tiles – Must Know Safety Information
Asbestos Floor Tiles – Must Know Safety Information and Handling Tips Asbestos floor tiles can be identified and handled in a safe way. Learn everything you need to know about Asbestos Floor Tiles in this in-depth Haztrainer blog post. The use and history of asbestos floor tiles Change in popularity of asbestos products How to […]