Minimize dust generation

■ Keep the material in its packaging as long as practicable and if possible.

■ Tools that generate the least amount of dust should be used. If power tools are to be used, they should be equipped with appropriate dust-collection systems as necessary.

■ Keep work areas clean and free of scrap SVF material.

■ Do not use compressed air for cleanup unless there is no oth­er effective method. If compressed air must be used, proper procedures and control measures must be implemented. Other workers in the immediate area must be removed or similarly protected.

■ Where repair or maintenance of equipment that is either insu­lated with SVF or covered with settled SVF dust is necessary, clean the equipment first with a HEPA vacuum or equivalent (where possible) or wipe the surface clean with a wet rag to remove excess dust and loose fibers. If compressed air must be used, proper procedures and control measures must be imple­mented. Other workers in the immediate area must be removed or similarly protected.

■ Avoid unnecessary handling of scrap materials by placing them in waste disposal containers and by keeping equipment as close to working areas as possible, which prevents release of fibers.