Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral Asbestos has been mined from the ground and used as a material for the last 5,000 years There are currently

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral Asbestos has been mined from the ground and used as a material for the last 5,000 years There are currently over 5,000 different products that have been made using asbestos fibres 3,000 of these products have been used by the Construction Industry as Building Fabric Materials The Construction Industry have installed ACMs into buildings globally for the last 150 years Asbestos is an amazing materials which provides physical properties like no other product can. Slide 2 Chrysotile Asbestos (White) Serpentine Fibre Group Amosite Asbestos (Brown) Amphibole Fibre Group Crocidolite Asbestos (Blue) Amphibole Fibre Group Actinolite Asbestos (Dark Green) Amphibole Fibre Group All pictures are significantly magnified for visibility Slide 3 Asbestos Cement Products Sprayed Coatings on ceilings, Walls, Beams and columns Lagging Loose Asbestos in ceilings and floor cavities Textured Coating Floor tiles, textiles and composites Asbestos Insulating board Slide 4 Slide 5 Slide 6 Article 1.Purpose To prevent exposure Article 2.Application Applies to All works and workplaces where exposure is possible Article 3.Prepared in accordance with Article 78 of Labour Law Article 4.Definitions Covers all 6 Fibre types 4857 Article 5.RAs Requirements to conduct RA for all work liable toexpose anyone to asbestos fibres Article 6.Notification of Asbestos Work to Ministry of L & SS, Article 7.Prohibition for use Prohibits licensable ACMs i.e Insulation, sprays etc Prohibits marketing, producing and exposure Removal, separation works are excluded Slide 7 Article 8 Prevention of exceeding the Limit Values or Control Limit (Control Measures) Article 9.Asbestos Measurements (Samples; Air Monitoring) Article 10.Limit Value; or Control Limit Article 11.Exceeding Limit Value Article 12.Demolition; Maintenance and Repair Work Article 13.Demolition and Removal Works Article 14. Business Plan- Plan of work or MS Article 15. Training for Asbestos Works Article 16. Removal works by the experts Article 17. General Measures. Article 18. Information to the employees or their representatives Slide 8 Article 19. Health Monitoring for Employees Article 20. Storing of records & Medical surveillance Article 21. Asbestosis & Mesothelioma Diseases Article 22. Relevant European legislation & Directives Article 23. Ministry may change reg with directories if required. Article 24. This Regulation came into effect on 15 th April 2006 Article 25. All regs are implemented by ministry of L&SS. All current Turkish Asbestos Regulation are based on the E.U Asbestos Worker Protection Directives, and are currently operational in many countries worldwide. Slide 9 Implementing Regulation on Health and Safety Precautions Related to Carcinogens and Mutagen Substances at Work Implementing Regulation on Health and Safety Precautions for Exposure to Asbestos at Work Implementing Regulation on Minimum Health and Safety Requirements at Workplaces Implementing Regulation on the Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for the Use of Work Equipment by Workers at Work Implementing Regulation on the Use of Personal Protective Equipment at Workplaces Implementing Regulation on Manual Handling, Implementing Regulation on Health and Safety Requirements in Underground and in Surface Implementing Regulation on Health and Safety Requirements in the Mineral- extracting Industries through Drilling Implementing Regulation on Occupational Health and Safety at Temporary or Fixed-Term Employment Slide 10 The 10 Principles of CSR also provides a vehicle to enable suitable controls to be in place for asbestos, asbestos management is affectively part of the responsibility to protect employees from risks. Many major international companies and key organisations have already confirmed there support and commitment to CSR Asbestos exposure risks form part of the buildings safety inspections and should be professionally assessed in order to identify the risks Alongside other forthcoming regulatory controls companies will find it increasing difficult to avoid having to manage asbestos correctly in line with World Health Organisation recommended methods. Slide 11 http://www.hazards.org/asbestos/news.htm http://www.bwint.org/default.asp?Index=2291&Language=EN The World Bank Avoids Asbestos in New Construction &Warns of Hazards of Installed Asbestos ! The World Bank has issued a Good Practice Note, Asbestos: Occupational and Community Health Issues. The note outlines the health risks related to exposure to asbestos, lists resources on international good practices to minimize these risks, and describes some of the available alternatives to asbestos-containing products. The note advises that it is good practice to minimize the health risks associated with asbestos products by avoiding their use in new construction and renovation and, if installed asbestos- containing materials are encountered, by using internationally recognized standards and best practices to deal with them. It notes that the Bank expects borrowers and other clients to use alternative materials whenever feasible. Slide 12 UK: Wear Valley District Council fined 18,000 at Darlington Magistrates Court - also ordered to pay 7,722 costs. USA: Contractors jailed for asbestos crimes LCH Contracts Ltd of Great Burstead, Billericay, Essex fined 70,000 and costs of 13,821.00. Roger Lavender authorised the unlicensed removal of the identified asbestos and instructed his own employees to carry out the work. 6,666 and ordered to pay costs of 11,039.88 at Shrewsbury Crown Court To date, asbestos litigation has forced more than 70 companies into bankruptcy, costing an estimated 60,000 jobs, a 25 percent decrease in the value of workers and significant losses for shareholders. This is bad for workers, companies and the economy. Slide 13 Asbestos liability looks to be one of the largest problems ever faced by businesses. For the U.S. insurance industry asbestos-related losses could eventually reach as much as $65 billion Insurance Claims: Between 1991 and 2004 U.S. insurers paid out of over $24 billion In 2001 Tillinghast estimated U.S. insurers and reinsurers would eventually see total net losses of between $55 billion and $65 billion. The cost of asbestos-related illnesses in the UK could amount to 20bn over the next 30 years, with the UK insurance industry expected to foot up to half the bill, Central Government will be responsible for the rest. Most major insurance companies support or insist on Asbestos Management Regulations as it helps protect the legal liabilities of a company or organisation Many insurance companies may refuse to renew your policy unless you have identified any potential asbestos risks and developed an Asbestos Management Plan Many Governments are making contingency allowance to support the victims of asbestos related diseases, Major Organisations are seeking insurance against potential claims ! Slide 14 ST E S B A O S Turkish Organisations currently have following legal obligations: Employers: Duty to protect health of employees by preventing risk of exposure to asbestos, or reducing it to the lowest possible level Building Owner or Facilities Managers: Duty to be able to define the location and condition of all Asbestos Containing Materials in their premises. (If there is any doubt about whether or not asbestos is present, it should be presumed to be present) Before any demolition, maintenance or repair work the employer carrying out the works must be provided an asbestos survey by the Building Owner or Facilities Manager Contractors: To conduct a written Risk Assessment in line with the regulation for works that are LIABLE to disturb ACMs To produce Plan of Works for the removal of any asbestos through controlled procedures and conditions To notify Ministry of Labour and Social Security before any work commences Regulations stipulate the control methods for removing asbestos, monitoring and record keeping requirements Removal of asbestos shall only be conducted by skilled personnel have required experience Slide 15 GREENWOOD SUPPORT SERVICES Asbestos Consultation Service Regulatory Management Service Specifications; Tenders & Project Design MDHS100 Type 2&3 Asbestos Inspections Project Management for ACM Removal Laboratory Analytical Services Asbestos Awareness Training Non-Licensable Asbestos Training Risk Management & Liability Protection Slide 16 STEP 1 Instantly reduce the risk of exposure by conducting MDHS100 Type 3 Asbestos Inspections of all areas that are liable to be disturbed in a project STEP 2 Provide Asbestos Awareness Training to all Employees liable to be exposed to asbestos fibres, so they are aware of the risks & know how to keep safe. STEP 3 Minimise risks and costs by conducting MDHS100 Type 2 Asbestos Inspections of the entire premises, to locate and assess all ACMs STEP 4 Prepare a Management Plan to ensure all risks are reduced to the lowest level, this may include removal of ACM STEP 5 Carefully assess, plan and execute Asbestos Remediation Works to removal hazardous risks and minimise controls STEP 6 Re-inspect and assess all ACMs that remain insitu and update information Continually review your Asbestos Management Plan to ensure efficiency GREENWOOD 6 STEPS TO ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT Continued Support, Professional Advice & Consultation to ensure all ACMs on the premises are managed correctly and safely Effective Asbestos Management Slide 17 About Greenwood Recently establish UK licensed asbestos removal company set up specifically to facilitate provision of asbestos services in Turkey Turkey represents early stage market for asbestos services with potential for first mover advantage Greenwood exploring market and developing relationships since mid 2008 Greenwood aims to become market leader and set best practice Only achieved through partnership with local experts: