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.
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.