There are certain asbestos materials and projects that elaborate engineering controls are unnecessary and maybe even dangerous. For example, there is a means and method to safely and effectively drill a hole through vinyl asbestos tile; drill through an asbestos-containing ceiling to install fire protection; or cut into transite water pipe or sewer pipe, or transite siding.
The following procedures are for drilling holes through asbestos-containing materials (ACM). If utilized correctly, these work procedures will keep exposure levels below the permissible exposure limit (PEL) and excursion level (EL) of 0.1 f/cc and 1.0 f/cc respectively. This is based on previous air monitoring data developed by numerous industry sources.