OSHA Safety Courses for General Industry and Construction per 29 CFR 1910 & CFR 1926
Our Asbestos Awareness Online training course provides students with the information they will need to identify work areas where asbestos may be present, understand the harmful effects of asbestos, describe methods to avoid asbestos exposure, and become familiar with OSHA and EPA standards designed to protect workers on the job site, among many other important topics.
Students who should take this course are those who may be exposed to asbestos on the work site.
This training is NOT for those workers that perform asbestos abatement activities and does not provide equipment training for workers required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job site.
Additional training with site-specific protective equipment must be provided by the employer using the equipment that will be used on site prior to or at the time of initial assignment.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your Asbestos Awareness Online training.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
The objectives of this online Asbestos Awareness course are to inform students of the dangers of asbestos, the industries and locations in which asbestos is common, and the methods to protect themselves from exposure to asbestos.
The course will also introduce students to the OSHA and EPA standards that address asbestos in the workplace including:
These standards address construction work, including alteration, repair, renovation, and demolition of structures containing asbestos; asbestos exposure during work in shipyards; and asbestos exposure in general industry, such as during brake and clutch repair, custodial work, and manufacture of asbestos-containing products.
This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the final exam. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 2 course sections.
The exam consists of 20 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
This training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers.
Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.
Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
If you are exposed to asbestos at your workplace above the Permissible Exposure Level (PEL) for asbestos, additional training in the use of any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by your employer for your safety is warranted. This training should be site-specific and utilize the PPE you will use as part of your job.
This training must be provided prior to, or at the time of, initial assignment and at least yearly thereafter.
Workers that perform asbestos abatement work require training per their local state EPA standards. Again, this training is for "awareness" only. Visit the EPA website to contact the appropriate party to know more about abatement training and requirements in your state.
Finally, When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 1 hour to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.
Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.
We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.
We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.
Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.