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This training will discuss the hazards associated with exposure to asbestos and the regulations and standards used in controlling asbestos exposure. This training will also discuss appropriate asbestos abatement procedures, including applicable sampling and monitoring procedures including control measures so as to reduce risks associated with asbestos exposure.

RATIONALE: 

Asbestos fibres are health hazardous and must be handled properly. This training will allow all workers including their supervisors understand what needs to be done when handling asbestos.

OBJECTIVES:
Asbestos Control and Management Program Training will enable participants to:

  • Understand asbestos and its various forms and uses;
  • Understand and determine health effects associated with asbestos exposure;
  • Locate asbestos-containing material in a building where employee works;
  • Identify damaged, deteriorating, and de-laminating asbestos containing material and develop applicable abatement procedures;
  • Conduct abatement procedures safely and monitor worker exposures; and
  • Develop asbestos control and management plan that is compliant with regulations and standards.
CONTENTS:
  • The Asbestos Control and Management Plan
  • Principle of Safety as Used in Controlling and Managing Asbestos: Principle of Prevention; Principle of Protection
  • Asbestos: Definition; Use; Types and Characteristics; Health Effects
  • Asbestos Legislation: DENR Chemical Control Order; 29 CFR 1910.1001
  • Asbestos Abatement and Mitigation
  • Classification of Asbestos Work
  • Asbestos Removal Plan
  • Identification of Affected Area
  • Area Preparation: Equipment Preparation; Actual Removal; Personal Protective Equipment; Wetting; Vacuum Cleaning
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Disposal procedures
  • Sampling and Monitoring: Breathing Zone Sampling; General Area Sampling; Clearance Sampling
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Notification of Affected Personnel: Medical Requirements and Monitoring
  • Practicum: Suiting Up with Impervious Clothing; Tyvek Coveralls; Impervious Gloves; Full-face Respirator with HEPA filtration (with fitting exercises); Duct tape
  • Discussion and Question and Answer
  • Test