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.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
Advantages of Safety Unlimited Online Training
Certificate of Completion
Download, save, or print your training certificate.
There's no need to finish training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume where you left off.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer with high speed internet that meets our system Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or Instructor Hotline. Expect a response within 1 hour during business hours -- guaranteed within 24 hours.
6 Months to Complete
Take up to six months to complete your online training, at your own pace and schedule -- online training is available 24/7.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
Follow along as our professional narrators talk you through the course.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
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.
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:
- 29 CFR 1910.1001 for General Industry;
- 29 CFR 1915.1001 for Maritime;
- 29 CFR 1926.1101 for Construction; and
- 40 CFR Part 763 Subpart G for certain State and local government employees who are not protected by the Asbestos Standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
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.
- Describe and recognize asbestos;
- Describe the uses of asbestos;
- Understand the hazards of asbestos exposure;
- Explain how workers are exposed to asbestos;
- Identify and describe OSHA and EPA standards designed to protect workers from asbestos; and
- Explain how workers and employers can avoid asbestos hazards.
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.
Online Training with Mobile Devices
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 that all courses are now available in HTML 5, making them compatible with the browser on your mobile device. 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.
.Having ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, or handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile Pros and Cons
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
- No computer needed
- Tablet mobility
- Tablet screen graphics
- Smartphone screens can be too small to see
- Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
- Phone calls can interrupt training
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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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 2 hours 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. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our Basic System Requirements
for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are 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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