Let’s be careful out there! Asbestos is a very real hazard in performing telecommunications installations for fios, uverse, comcast, directtv, or even the bottom rung of the communications ladder, Dishnetwork.

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  1. Older building portfolio's such as the Telecom industry are loaded with asbestos. From floor tiles, pipe insulation to arc shutes. Ever drill into flooring? Run cable in a CO over pipe insulation? Replace sprinkler or fire detector head attached to sprayon insulation? Remove fire stop putty opening a cable hole? Cut hole into cement panel in transformer vault? Fix a leaking insulated domestic water line? Maintenance a boiler? Take static and velocity pressure readings in a HVAC duct? You may have been exposed. And as department personnel and budgets shrink, management of the asbestos diminishes and the risk of exposure increases.

  2. I understand that this video was produced long before the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, but it is worth mentioning- when the two main towers of the World Trade Center collapsed, the debris contained plenty of asbestos, which eyewitnesses, firefighters, police officers, and paramedics all inhaled, many of whom developed symptoms of asbestos exposure years later.

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