Global asbestos management

Asbestos is the collective name for a number of naturally occurring silicate minerals with a fibrous structure. Due to its long lifespan and heat-resistant properties, asbestos was widely used in the construction of buildings and (technical) installations in the 20th century. When processing or removing asbestos and asbestos-containing applications or products, asbestos fibers are released. These fibers form a potential environmental and health risk. Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause serious diseases, such as the lungdisease asbestosis, mesothelioma and other forms of cancer. SGS can support you in any asbestos issue: at strategic, tactical, as well as operational levels. From developing your international asbestos policy to testing samples on the presence of asbestos with the latest techniques. We also advise and train your staff when working with asbestos-containing materials. Not only can we support you in determining your global standard, we will also help you with the application of that standard.

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