Asbestos Awareness Training

Overview: Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion. Asbestos has been used in products, such as insulation for pipes (steam lines for example), floor tiles, building materials, and in vehicle brakes and clutches.

Asbestos includes the mineral fibers chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, tremolite, anthophyllite, actinolite and any of these materials that have been chemically treated or altered. Heavy exposures tend to occur in the construction industry and in ship repair, particularly during the removal of asbestos materials due to renovation, repairs, or demolition. Workers are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.

Asbestos Awareness Training is designed to help learners understand the basics of asbestos and how to minimize exposure and keep themselves safe.

Standard(s) covered: 1910.1000 - Subpart Z, 1926.1101 - Subpart Z

Attendees will be able to:
• Describe what asbestos is, how they can become exposed, and the potential results of asbestos exposure
• Identify ways to help minimize exposure to asbestos
• Explain additional requirements for when they are exposed to asbestos in the workplace

Asbestos Awareness Training covers the following topics:

Asbestos Basics
• What is Asbestos?
• Exposure Routes
• Smoking & Asbestos
• Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Minimizing Asbestos Exposure
• Measuring Asbestos
• Monitoring Asbestos
• Hazard Communication
• Protective Clothing & Equipment
• Engineering & Work Practice Controls

Additional Asbestos Exposure Requirements
• Training Requirements
• Medical Exam Requirements
• Record keeping Requirements
• Written Compliance Program
• Job-Specific Requirements