Asbestos is the name of a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers whose unique properties make them ideal for common use in building materials and construction. Asbestos is sturdy and does not easily deteriorate. It also does not conduct electricity and is resistant to fire, heat and corrosion. Unfortunately, it is also dangerous, so stringent asbestos exposure limits and safety protocols must be kept. Short-term asbestos exposure, normally work exposure incidents that last less than a couple of days, can lead to a small increase in future health risk. Long-term exposure, however, can cause asbestos fibers to build up in the body and cause severe health effects such as lung damage or cancer. The OSHA standard exists to protect workers from harmful asbestos exposure. This training course will help your workers understand the types of materials that may contain asbestos, how to minimize their exposure risk, and measures they can take to protect their health while working with this dangerous mineral.
Asbestos Safety Training Class Topic Overview:
- Hazards of asbestos
- OSHA’s asbestos standard
- Composition and nature of asbestos
- Types of materials that may contain asbestos and where they are encountered
- How to protect yourself when disturbing a material that may contain asbestos
- Air monitoring and decontamination
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training classes, including:
- 14-minute Asbestos Awareness safety training video written by industry professionals
- Asbestos Awareness PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.1001 & 29 CFR 1926.1101 compliant
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Supplemental Documents (*Note: All printable documents may be printed or reproduced as many times as needed for use by purchasing employer.)
After completing this training course workers can be certified that they understand OSHA Standards 29 CFR 1910.1001 and 29 CFR 1926.1101.
Who should take this course?
New employees who will work in or around areas that may contain asbestos, including general industry or construction workers. This training is also suitable for refresher courses and to train the trainer.