Potentially Asbestos Containing Materials

Some past and present uses of asbestos


(These lists are not all-inclusive of materials which may potentially contain asbestos)


Mechanical Systems and Equipment
Pipe Insulation
(corrugated air-cell, block, etc.)
Tar Paper Wrap on pipe insulation Pipe Fitting Insulation ("Mud")
Breaching Insulation Boiler Insulation Mud packing between boiler plates
Refractory materials
(boiler liner brick & mortar)
Air Handler Insulation ("Mud") HVAC Duct Insulation and Seam Sealants
Mastics/coatings on Pipes and Ducts Ductwork Flexible Fabric Connections Taping Compounds (thermal)
Thermal Paper Products Rope Gaskets Flat Gaskets, especially high temperature applications
Heat shields Cooling Towers
(transite siding and louvers)
Cement Pipes, Transite Pipes
Electrical Systems and Equipment
Electric Wiring & Cable Insulation Heat shields in lighting fixtures Electrical Cloth
Electrical Panel Partitions

Elevator Brake Shoes Elevator Equipment Panels Transite Plates between Arc Pads
Asphalt Floor Tile Vinyl Floor Tile Floor Mastic
Linoleum/ Backing Vinyl Sheet Flooring/Backing Other floor backing
Tar paper used as underlayment Grout
Wall and Ceiling Materials
Spray-Applied Insulation
Blown-in Insulation Acoustical Plaster
Decorative Plaster Wallboard & Ceiling Board Joint Compounds Spackling Compounds
Textured Paints/Coatings Fire Doors (internal insulation) Packing Materials "Fire Stop"
(for wall/floor penetrations)
Transite panels - walls, ceilings, roofs, siding, pegboard Ceiling Tiles and Lay-in Panels Mastics, Glues, Adhesives
Caulking/Putties Slate Chalkboards Cement Wallboard
Cement Siding Grout
Laboratory Casework & Equipment
Transite interiors in chemical hoods Transite table and counter tops Glues and sealants on casework
Transite sinks Sink undercoatings Transite Drying Racks
Gaskets and Insulation on Ovens Laboratory Oven Mitts
Roofing Materials
Roofing Shingles Roofing Felt Rolled Roofing
Roof Cement and Flashing Built-up roofing (tar) Base Flashing
Tars, Sealants, Coatings

Fireproofing Fire Blankets Fire Curtains

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


tel (502) 852-5231

fax (502) 852-8911

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