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During automotive brake and clutch inspection, disassembly, repair, and assembly operations, institute engineering controls and work practices to reduce employee exposure to materials containing asbestos by using a negative pressure enclosure/HEPA vacuum system method or low pressure/wet cleaning method. The detailed requirements for these controls are set out in Appendix F to 1910.1001. The employer may also comply using an equivalent method which follows written procedures which the employer demonstrates can achieve results equivalent to Method A in Appendix F to 1910.1001. For facilities in which no more than 5 pair of brakes or 5 clutches are inspected, disassembled, repaired, or assembled per week, the method set forth in paragraph [D] of Appendix F to 1910.1001 may be used.
The employer may also comply by using an equivalent method which follows written procedures, which the employer demonstrates can achieve equivalent exposure reductions as do the two “preferred methods.” Such demonstration must include monitoring data conducted under workplace conditions closely resembling the process, type of asbestos containing materials, control method, work practices, and environmental conditions which the equivalent method will be used, or objective data, which document that under all reasonably foreseeable conditions of brake and clutch repair applications, the method results in exposures which are equivalent to the methods set out in Appendix F to 1910.1001.