What you are going to learn
This asbestos certification course covers the requirements for regulating asbestos exposure in the construction industry. The online training course content includes applicable regulations, risks, and key safety practices.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral used in products such as pipe insulation, floor tiles, and building materials. It is also found in vehicle brakes and clutches. Asbestos has been a popular construction material because it is low-cost, durable, and resistant to fire, heat, chemicals, and corrosion. For all of its benefits, however, asbestos handling poses numerous health hazards.
Workers exposed to asbestos are at a significant risk of serious health complications, such as lung cancer and mesothelioma, a deadly tumor of the lung or stomach. It is critical that workers receive safety training to understand asbestos exposure risks and how to prevent them.
Who This Course is For
This course is for:
This asbestos awareness training is designed for anyone who works in construction, especially in demolition or maintenance and repair roles. This asbestos certification online course may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.
This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for asbestos safety training for construction personnel, including employees and site supervisors.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is reserved for construction industry standards. OSHA's asbestos standard can be found in 29 CFR 1926.1101 Subpart Z.
Both OSHA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate asbestos exposure. EPA regulations specify control measures and work practices to reduce the release of asbestos into the environment. The OSHA asbestos standard protects workers who handle materials that contain or may potentially contain asbestos.
What You'll Learn
- Class I Asbestos Work
- Class II Asbestos Work
- Class III Asbestos Work
- Class IV Asbestos Work
- Permissible Exposure Limits
- Competent Person
- On-site Inspections
- Training Program & Requirements
Exposure Assessment and Monitoring
Methods of Compliance
- Initial Exposure Assessment
- PEL (or Permissible Exposure Limit)
- Employee Exposure Measurements
- Exposure Monitoring
- Affected Employees
- Medical Surveillance Program
- Medical Exams and Consultations
- Maintain Employee Records
- Regulated Areas
- ACM Discovery Notification
- Warning Signs and Labels
Methods of Compliance
- Exhaust ventilation equipped with HEPA-filter dust collection systems
- Wet methods or Wetting Agents
- Enclosure or Isolation of Processes Producing Asbestos Dust
- Ventilation of the Regulated Area
- Negative Pressure Enclosure Systems
- Feasible Engineering and Work Practice Controls
- Respiratory Program
- Respirator Fit Test
- Protective Clothing
- Decontamination Area
- Equipment Room
- HEPA-filter Dust Collection Systems
- Vinyl and Asphalt Flooring
How long is this course and how long do I have to complete it?
It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
How often is retraining or recertification required?
Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as asbestos. Upon completion of initial safety training, asbestos awareness refresher courses must be provided at least annually.
This asbestos awareness certification meets these initial and recurring training requirements.
Continuing education credits?
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
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