Asbestos Awareness – $14.95


Asbestos Awareness Course Description

Since the early 1970’s, OSHA and EPA have been concerned with the health effects associated with asbestos exposure, This concern is based upon medical evidence associated with the inhalation of airborne asbestos fibers with various types of cancer and other respiratory diseases.

EPA regulates asbestos in school buildings, public and commercial buildings, at clean-up sites, and in certain asbestos products. EPA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are also responsible for regulating environmental exposure and protecting workers from asbestos exposure.

This general awareness program is designed for workers potentially exposed to asbestos in the workplace, but at less than the PEL and whose job descriptions to not require them to work directly with asbestos (as in cases of abatement or repair). This course covers the characteristics of the specific material involved (asbestos), history of use in various products, the health effects, medical surveillance programs, workplace air monitoring, respirators and other personal protective equipment, and safe work practices. NOTE: This OSHA course is NOT designed to substitute the EPA-authorized State licensing programs for abatement projects, which involve up to five days of classroom training.

Open and Print First- Syllabus and Performance Evaluation

Required Materials

Experidoc Asbestos Awareness Presentation

Asbestos Training Video – 25 min

OSHA 3096 Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry

OSHA 3507 Asbestos Fact Sheet

Hyperlinks for Asbestos Awareness

Supplemental Materials

Asbestos Awareness Manual

OSHA Bulletin Asbestos Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work

OSHA FAct Sheet Protecting Workers from the Hazards of ACM Flooring Material Maintenance

OSHA Presentation Asbestos 29 CFR 1926.1101


Course Information

Estimated Time: 2 hours

Course Instructor

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Asbestos Awareness