Fibrous Minerals are present in Australia at numerous mining locations and as such they need to be characterised, assessed and managed. OHMS provides asbestos air monitoring to help help assess and manage these mining locations.
A Fibrous Mineral Management Plan (FMMP) provides guidelines for the management of fibrous minerals relating to exploration, resource development and mining operations.
A FMMP usually only relates to contaminant asbestos and not asbestos containing materials (ACM). In WA this is defined in the Mine Safety Inspection Regulations 1995, it does not usually include the management of structural asbestos (ACM) i.e. asbestos containing materials such as insulation, tiles, plaster board etc.
The purpose of the FMMP is to evaluate the hazard associated with fibrous minerals in the workplace and standardise procedures and appropriate controls that will prevent workplace exposure to harmful levels of naturally occurring fibrous mineral.