DEFINITIONS CONCERNING ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT (Chapters 2.6, 4.7 and 6.4)

- “asbestos”: the fibrous silicates actinolite, amosite (brown asbestos), anthophyllite, chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos) and tremolite;

- "raw asbestos": the product obtained with the first crushing of asbestos-containing rock;

- “Bonded asbestos”: asbestos cement, floor tiles and floor coverings containing asbestos, bitumen and roofing products containing asbestos, and gaskets and seals in which the binding agent consists of cement, bitumen, synthetic material or glue containing asbestos;

- “Non-bonded asbestos”: all other materials containing asbestos;

- “use of asbestos”: activities whereby each year a quantity of more than 100 kg of raw asbestos is treated and which concerns:

a)

the production of raw asbestos from asbestos-containing rock with the exception of all procedures directly relating to the mining of the rock; and/or

b)

the manufacture and industrial finishing of products that contain raw asbestos, such as asbestos friction material, asbestos filters, asbestos fibres, asbestos paper and cardboard, clutch, sealing, packing and reinforcement material of asbestos, floor coverings of asbestos and asbestos-containing filling agents;

 

- “working with asbestos-containing products”: other activities than the use of asbestos, as a result of which asbestos can be released into the environment;