Workers apply insulation materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring thermal temperature control. Workers handle insulation materials made of fiberglass, rubber, calcium silicate and urethane. Asbestos workers remove asbestos-containing materials.
Work is conducted in commercial buildings, refineries, ships, industrial plants and private residences in all kinds of indoor and outdoor climates, usually in and around dust. Workers must wear respirators. They use a variety of power tools and provide their own hand tools. This trade has a high health hazard risk. Workers must be able to lift, bend and carry.
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