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Asbestos Awareness Training for Historic Buildings and Objects

October 11 - October 12, 2017

Dearborn, MI

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Asbestos Awareness Training for Historic Buildings and Objects

October 11-12, 2017 at the Henry Ford

Registration and pricing will be posted shortly

Training Objectives

Asbestos Textile Woven Burial Cloth from the British Museum.

This eye opening and informative Asbestos training is unique by focusing on Historic Buildings; Showcases and Historic Objects, and highlights the importance of Asbestos Awareness when working in the Museums and Heritage sector in order to reduce your risk of exposure to Asbestos.
The aim is to provide all attendees with suitable and sufficient information and knowledge to protect themselves against exposure to asbestos, whilst ensuring confidence and reassurance in decision making based on the course’s educational content; legal requirements and information package that is provided.

Our objective is to provide all attendees with enough information and evidence to ensure that all risks of exposure to asbestos in Historic Buildings; Showcases & Objects can be prevented or reduced as far as possible. The purpose is to try and significantly reduce the current death rates and risks of exposure of Asbestos to the next generation of workers; Conservators and Curators.

Asbestos Textile String Packing.

The course is designed to ensure that all attendees are clear on the requirements to reduce all risks as well as the options available for stabilizing any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM), as we have developed unique consolidation products which provide a translucent finish to protect the appearance of the object whilst retaining the ACM safely on the object.

Our intention is to help reduce Asbestos exposure risks by increasing knowledge, and providing people with the educational tools needed to protect themselves on a daily basis.

Who is it for?
Anyone working in the Museum or Heritage sector including volunteers plus any person involved in handling historic objects or collections management, who may come in contact with historic objects likely to contain asbestos.

What you will Learn ?
1. The true properties of asbestos as a raw material and its significant physical properties.
2. How we get exposed to asbestos and the health effects of exposure.
3. The types, uses and likely occurrence of asbestos in historic buildings; showcases and objects.
4. How to conduct a suitable assessment to identify the likelihood of Asbestos being present.
5. The Regulatory guidance and legal requirements for Asbestos Containing Objects.
6. How to avoid the risks from asbestos and the Emergency Procedures.
7. How to implement the classroom training into everyday Historic Buildings & Collections Management.
8. The treatment options that are available to stabilize any Asbestos Containing Material.
9. How to decide which treatment would be most suitable for historic items.
10. How to manage the risks of Asbestos practically in the workplace, and when to ask for help.

Iron with asbestos linings.

Kevin Graham, Director & Owner of Kadec Asbestos Management.
Kadec are the UK’s leading experts in identification and management of Asbestos risks in historic objects and currently advises over 50 Museum & Heritage Organisations across the UK. With over 12 years’ experience in working with Historic Objects. Kadec has encountered many challenging tasks from Asbestos in Historic Objects, and their execution of such delicate projects assisted with Regulatory changes in 2010 to include Asbestos Management for ‘Old Objects’.

Pioneering a new challenge to the Asbestos industry, Kadec developed unique Museum approved inspection techniques and stabilization treatment methods, for stabilizing any Asbestos identified in historic object using products that are not use by any normal Asbestos treatment company due to the risks of damaging the objects.

Kadec’s expertise is also recognized globally with National Organizations securing our training courses and advice in France; The United States of America and even Australia !

Kadec is a registered member of the UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) and all courses are certified under UKATA standards with the UKATA logo displayed on all certificates that are issued, and the information provided in the presentation has already been received by over 1,500 Curators; Conservators and Collections personnel throughout the UK.

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October 11 @ 9:00 AM
October 12 @ 5:00 PM
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20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124 United States
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