An Evaluation of Glove Bag Containment in Asbestos Removal

This report examines the effectiveness of the glove bag control method to forestall asbestos emissions during the removal of asbestos containing pipe lagging. Glove baggage have been used for asbestos removal while not supplemental engineering controls or respiratory protection. This study has 2 objectives: (1) to judge the efficiency of glove baggage to contain asbestos fibers, thereby protecting abatement staff from exposure to asbestos and preventing subsequent contamination of the building and atmosphere throughout the removal of asbestos-containing materials; and (2) to judge aggressive vs. nonaggresive sampling ways for determining the potency of asbestos abatement.