Course Description:

Naturally occurring in nature, asbestos has been used in construction and industry throughout the years. This course is designed to familiarize workers with the history and properties of asbestos. It also alerts students to recognize the health effects of exposure and introduces them to the necessary engineering controls, work practices, and required personal protective equipment.

Course Topics:

Background, history, and use of asbestos
Fibers groups, serpentine, and amphibole
Personal Protective Equipment
Health Effects
Diseases associated with asbestos
Introduction to related OSHA Standards
Identifying worker populations that are at risk from asbestos exposure
Identify tasks that create asbestos exposure
Engineering and Work practice controls
Respiratory protection hazard control measures
Medical Surveillance
Exposure Monitoring

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for employees who may be working around asbestos. This course is not intended for asbestos removal. All employees, especially construction workers and supervisors who are potentially exposed to asbestos-containing materials will learn what is necessary to protect their health.

Regulatory Requirements:

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001,
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1101