Asbestos

FIBROUS MINERALS

Fibrous Minerals are present in Australia at numerous mining locations and as such they need to be characterised, assessed and managed.

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 minerals.

AIRborne fibre monitoring & clearance certification

OHMS Hygiene offers asbestos air monitoring and clearance certificates to meet client, project and health & safety requirements.

Asbestos air monitoring means sampling of airborne fibres to assist in the risk assessment of exposure to asbestos. OHMS Hygiene can tailor air monitoring requirements in accordance with the job scope, type of asbestos containing material, condition of asbestos containing material and location and can also provide asbestos in soils assessments.

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ASBESTOS & DEMOLITION SURVEYS

As stipulated by numerous Occupational Safety and Health Regulations, a person at a workplace who is an employer, main contractor, a self-employed person, or the person having control of the workplace must ensure that the presence and location of asbestos at the workplace is identified.

The processes for identification and assessment of risks must be conducted in accordance with the Code for the Management and Control of Asbestos in the Workplace [NOHSC: 2018 (2005)] and by someone who is considered competent in the identification of asbestos.

An asbestos survey consists of an inspection of buildings and structures for the presence of asbestos containing materials, a report with photographic log in the form of a register (asbestos management plan) is provided to the client, which can be seen by building occupiers and contractors to limit asbestos exposure.

PEOPLE, PROCESS, SAFETY

OHMS Hygiene is a consultancy service that aims to assist our clients in achieving industry best practice to advance their safety culture. OHMS Hygiene replaces good luck with great science and provides stakeholders with best practice tools and metrics to improve the health and welfare of workers, visitors and the community. Our team understands your business and that consultation and communication with all stakeholders is key to achieving your health and safety goals.