852 Asbestos Safety in the Workplace

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Course Description

Asbestos Safety

This course reviews some of the most important contractor requirements for asbestos safety. It provides emphasis on requirements and best practices in the construction industry, but we will also cover requirements common for employers and employees in general industry and maritime as well.

Note: This course is an awareness-level discussion about asbestos safety. It does not meet the requirements for certification of workers as competent or qualified to test, evaluate, sample, or otherwise work with asbestos-containing material (ACM) or potentially asbestos-containing material (PACM). Refer to OSHA, and the EPA for more information on certification requirements.

Key Topics:

  • Properties of Asbestos
  • Where Asbestos is Used
  • How Asbestos is Used
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • Asbestosis, Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee and Competent Person Training
  • Health Hazards

Target Audience:

  • Employee
  • Supervisor
  • Trainer
  • Manager

Course Hours: 3.0