Issue 8 and Volume 141.

TRAINING AIDS “Working Safely With and Around Asbestos” is an 8-page booklet designed to facilitate asbestos training. It explains how to identify asbestos; where the most common sites for asbestos fibers are; personal protection equipment needed when working around asbestos; and safe on-the-job work practices and clean-up safety. The booklet encourages workers to ask questions when in doubt. To obtain sample copies, write a request on letterhead, or attach a business card, and send it to Krames Communications, Dept. ASBbus, 312-90th St., Daly City, CA 94015-1898. A video training program on the use, care, and maintenance of air lifting bags is available from Paratech Inc. The 30-minute program tells how and why air bags work —it’s not a video on rescue techniques. Special emphasis is placed on the theory behind air bag lifting, how to calculate loads, and sizing bags for a proper lift. For more information, contact Paratech Inc.,…

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