A practical guide on best practice to prevent or minimise asbestos risks

The Senior Labour Inspectors Committee (SLIC) identified the need for a practical guide on how best to prevent or minimise risks from asbestos in the diverse works that involve or may involve asbestos. This guide has been prepared for use in the 2006 asbestos campaign undertaken throughout Europe by an independent contractor (IOM – Institute of Occupational Medicine) further to an open call for tender. It provides a common basis of information for the labour inspector, the employer and the worker. The European Social Partners (trade union and employers representatives), members of the Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work, contributed to the discussion of drafts within the steering committee.