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- Read and follow Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
- When you are working with a chemical, read the MSDS
- MSDS provide essential information on the safe use of chemicals on a job site.
- OSHA requires that they be available for any chemicals that are present at the job site
- MSDS can be obtained from the manufacturer of the chemical
- Rope off dangerous areas
- Use caution tape to keep people from straying into areas that may be dangerous
- Put barriers up at all times, particularly during breaks and at the end of the day.
- Do not disturb asbestos
- Houses built before 1980 may have asbestos insulation, particularly on heating ducts
- The figure shows asbestos covering heating ducts in a house being retrofitted
- If you disturb any asbestos, you may be liable for a very expensive clean-up
- Some contractor’s state license board may also discipline you
- Notify the owner to hire a qualified professional to remove asbestos