OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training
In accordance with Federal OSHA Regulations 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 29 CFR 1926.1101
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OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is designed in compliance with OSHA standards, 29 CFR 1910.1001 for the general industry and 29 CFR 1926.1101 for the construction industry. It aims to provide general information and guidelines to workers involved in activities where asbestos-containing materials (ACM) may be accidentally disturbed during normal work operations.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) require a worker training program for all employees exposed to asbestos fiber levels (either measured or anticipated) at or above the permissible exposure limit (PEL).
This training is meant for workers involved in cleaning and simple maintenance tasks where ACM may be accidentally disturbed. For example, fixing a light fixture in a ceiling covered with surfacing ACM. Such training may range from 2 to 8 hours. As per the definition of asbestos awareness training, this OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course falls into this category.
As part of the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training, learners will be able to understand the characteristics of the mineral “asbestos”, its uses in the ancient times and the industrial era, modes of exposure, and methods of preventing exposure to the hazardous asbestos fibers.
Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training
Once you complete the required study time, you can take the final exam. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive an electronic OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.
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- Our telephone support is available Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time).
Please reach us via:
- Email: info@HAZWOPER-OSHA.com
- Toll-free: (866) 429-6742
- Local: (310) 498-0546
Our interactive OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.
This OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is narrated by professional narrators, who know how to bring their words to life in an enthusiastic, conversational tone. We firmly believe that the right voice can help elevate your learning experience.
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This OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.
Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad and resume your OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training on your iPhone without missing a step.
As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.
The core objective of the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is to familiarize workers with the pertinent elements of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) Asbestos Standards for the general industry (29 CFR 1910.1001) and for the construction industry (29 CFR 1926.1101). The course will help develop a basic understanding of the physical and chemical properties of asbestos, its various types, the health hazards associated with this mineral, and the safe work practices and engineering controls that must be used to minimize exposure to asbestos fibers.
After completion of the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand EPA and OSHA regulations pertaining to the use of asbestos-containing materials (ACM);
- Describe the mineral “asbestos” and list its various types;
- Recognize products and materials which contain asbestos;
- Summarize the physical and chemical properties of asbestos;
- List the various diseases caused by exposure to asbestos fibers;
- Explain why lung cancer is more common in smokers who are exposed to asbestos fibers, as compared to non-smokers;
- Summarize the basic components of an asbestos control program; and
- Understand the safe work practices used to minimize exposure to asbestos fibers.
- Lesson 1: Introduction to Asbestos– The purpose of this lesson is to develop a general understanding of what asbestos is, its types, and its use in ancient times and the industrial era. This lesson will explain the mineral asbestos and its various types, summarize EPA and OSHA regulations pertaining to the use of asbestos-containing materials (ACM), relate the historical evolution of asbestos use in mainstream commercial and industrial products, and explain when and why asbestos fibers are hazardous to human health and well-being.
- Lesson 2: Asbestos Exposure– In this lesson, the focus will be on the physical and chemical properties of asbestos, where asbestos is found, and how workers and the surrounding community are exposed to this hazardous material. The lesson will give examples of products and materials which contain asbestos, summarize the physical and chemical properties of asbestos, distinguish between friable and non-friable ACM, and list the various types of exposure to asbestos fibers.
- Lesson 3: Asbestos – A Health Hazard– This lesson will focus on the specifics of diseases such as asbestosis, pleural plaques, lung cancer, and mesothelioma caused due to exposure to asbestos and ACM. On completion of this lesson, learners will be able to understand how and why asbestos fibers pose a health hazard for exposed individuals, list the various diseases related to asbestos exposure, differentiate between the two types of cancer (lung cancer and mesothelioma) associated with asbestos exposure, and explain why lung cancer is more common in smokers as compared to non-smokers who are exposed to asbestos fibers.
- Lesson 4: Asbestos Policy and O&M Programs– This lesson will provide learners with a basic understanding of an asbestos control program including an understanding of how construction and maintenance workers are more prone to asbestos-related diseases, an explanation of the five facts set forth by the EPA regarding asbestos exposure, and the various abatement procedures that may be required to control asbestos exposure.
- Lesson 5: Preventing Exposure to Asbestos– This final lesson will provide an overview of the work practices and controls used as part of a comprehensive operations and maintenance (O&M) program to prevent exposure to the hazardous contaminant - asbestos. The lesson will summarize the safe work practices used by employers to minimize workers’ exposure to asbestos fibers, discuss the importance of hazard communication relating to asbestos exposure, summarize the significance of respiratory protection and protective clothing as components of an O&M program, and outline the considerations for the effective implementation of an asbestos control program.
This OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, the EPA, the DOT, and other regulatory authorities, as relevant. The OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course meets and exceeds the compliance requirements of OSHA Asbestos Standard for the General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1001) and OSHA Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926.1101).
OSHA Safety Training Certification
Once the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
There are no prerequisites for this OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training as per OSHA General Industry Standard 29 CFR 1910.1001 and OSHA Construction Industry Standard 29 CFR 1926.1101 regulations.
We can customize this OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course is dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
- Course(s) of your choice,
- Preferred date for scheduling the training, and
- Number of employees expected to be trained.
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‘Large corporations often operate and manage in-house learning management systems (LMS).’
We understand this statement and are ready to support employers in fulfilling their safety training goals by providing you with SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 compatible safety training course files.
If you are in search of SCORM compliant safety training courses developed in compliance with OSHA, HAZWOPER, NFPA 70E, DOT Hazmat, and RCRA safety regulations, then you are at the right place!
As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.
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- Individuals employed in construction work with exposure to asbestos or asbestos-containing materials (ACM).
- General repair and maintenance workers who may be exposed to asbestos fibers.
- Electricians, plumbers, painters and other fixture and fittings installers who may work near or on ACM surfaces in homes and offices.
- Maintenance or custodial employees who work in a building or on a ship that contains ACMs.
- Heating and ventilation engineers.
- Property or apartment managers who own or manage pre-1981 buildings or buildings with known ACMs.
- Building surveyors.
This same OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course can be used for re-training/refresher training purposes.
Once you pass the final examination of the OSHA Asbestos Awareness Training course, you will immediately be able to download and print your course completion certificate in PDF format.