Overview of Asbestos and Its Management
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Overview of Asbestos and Its Management

15 MAY 2019

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:00am-10:00am (Pacific); 12:00pm-1:00pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Tracy Garcia, Asbestos Analyst
Cost: Free

Come and dive into the intricate world of asbestos! In this webinar we will be reviewing the history of asbestos; the six main asbestos types and their differences; minerals and commercial materials that may contain asbestos; health effects associated with asbestos; and will include a discussion on the related asbestos laws in the US.

Instructor: Tracy Garcia, Asbestos Analyst
Tracy Garcia joined EMLab P&K in 2014 as the principal Analyst, and was subsequently charged with establishing an EMLab P&K laboratory in the Atlanta, Georgia area. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Sonoma State University, Tracy has 12 years of combined experience in the IAQ & Mining industry. Within the IAQ field, Tracy is proficient in Polarized Light Microscopy, Phase Contrast Microscopy, and X-Ray Diffraction. She is additionally proficient in X-Ray Fluorescence within the mining field.

Topics Include:

  • What is Asbestos?
  • Asbestos Mineralogy
    • Amphibole Group
    • Serpentine Group
  • Asbestos Related Laws
    • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
    • Asbestos Information Act, etc.
  • Minerals that May Contain Asbestos, and Where it’s Commonly Mined.
  • Health Effects of Asbestos:
    • Mesothelioma Cancer
    • Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, etc.
  • Sampling Technique Overview