What you are going to learn
There is no safe exposure level for any type of asbestos fiber. Because asbestos fibers are microscopic, most people don't know they have been exposed to asbestos until decades later, and by then, the damage has already been done. This online training course presents an overview of important asbestos safety information and regulations in the state of California.
For decades, asbestos was commonly used in construction and other commercial industries due to its resistance to heat, chemicals, and corrosion. Today, asbestos is a recognized health hazard, and asbestos-containing products are no longer sold. The material is still found in many products and buildings, which is why OSHA asbestos regulations require asbestos awareness training.
Who This Course is For
This course is for:
Employees who are exposed to or at risk of exposure to toxic substances such as asbestos must receive appropriate safety training. Possible exposure can occur during inspections, sample collections, air monitoring, or performing any abatement or supervision of site work. Anyone who works in or around areas that may contain asbestos will benefit from this asbestos awareness training online course.
🔉Consequences For Not Training?
Case Study: A man worked for a manufacturing company when he was fifteen years old. Two years later, he took a job as an electrician's apprentice. The man worked there for the rest of his life. Part of his job included cutting sheets with a saw and drilling into the ACM. He had no idea how dangerous working with asbestos was, and he and his coworkers did not use masks or any other PPE. The man died of asbestos-related disease just before his retirement.
Key Takeaways: This man, like so many others in his industry, did not know the dangers of working with and around asbestos. Seemingly simple and harmless tasks cost the man his life. It is important for employees to understand the types of material they are working with on any job site. The proper PPE could have saved this man's life.
California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards pertaining to asbestos in construction, shipyard/maritime, and general industry. These regulations are broken out by industry and can be found in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). Within Title 8, Section 1529 addresses asbestos in construction, Section 8358 addresses asbestos encountered in shipyards and maritime activities, and Section 5208 addresses all general industry standards regarding asbestos.
What You'll Learn
Introduction to Asbestos Awareness
- What is Asbestos?
- Types of Asbestos
- What Happened to Asbestos?
- Asbestos-related Diseases
- Key Terms
- Types of Asbestos Work
- Injury and Fatality Statistics
- Routes of Entry
- Units of Concentration
Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
- Federal OSHA Regulations and Standards
- Additional Resources
- California Regulations and Standards
- Contractor Registration
- Employee Responsibilities
- Recognition of Health Hazards
- Employee Exposure and Medical Records
- Hazard Monitoring
- Multi-employer Work Sites
Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
- Hazard Classification
- Health Hazard Classes
- Safety Data Sheets
- Hazard Communication Program
- Engineering Controls
- Glove Bags and Glove Box Systems
- Administrative and Work Practice Controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respiratory Protection
- Selecting Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Components
- Types of Respirators
- Respiratory Protection Program
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 hazardous chemicals such as asbestos. To ensure compliance with OSHA safety training standards, asbestos certification must include annual refresher training. This online certification meets the asbestos 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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