This course will provide you with information about the serious health hazards associated with exposure to asbestos. It will also address where asbestos is commonly found, how it can potentially affect you, and what you need to do to protect yourself and others from exposure. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to list the two agencies that have been principally responsible for generating regulations for asbestos control, define terms associated with asbestos, identify where asbestos-containing materials are commonly found in building materials, list the requirements for signs and labels that identify asbestos exposure hazard areas, identify illnesses related to asbestos exposure, describe the medical surveillance program required by OSHA, recognize circumstances in which personnel may be exposed to asbestos, and identify safety measures that protect against asbestos exposure.
This course is designed for employees who may be exposed to asbestos at or above the permissible exposure levels, and employees who perform housekeeping or maintenance operations in areas that contain asbestos-containing materials and potential asbestos-containing materials.
Expected Duration (hours)
- define terms associated with asbestos
- identify characteristics of presumed asbestos-containing material (PACM)
- identify where asbestos-containing materials are commonly found in building materials
- identify the requirements for signs and labels that identify asbestos exposure hazard areas
- identify illnesses related to asbestos exposure
- identify general guidelines of the medical surveillance program required by OSHA.
- identify safety measures that protect against asbestos exposure
- identify proper methods for handling clothing exposed to asbestos