The 32 hour Asbestos Worker Initial Training Class follows the training requirements of the EPA’s Model Accreditation Program. This program was designed by the EPA in order to provide uniformity in training by all recognized and accredited Training Providers in all States where the EPA is the governing authority, and/or in States where the State itself administers programs for classes offered under their jurisdiction, instead of the EPA.
The requirements for training set out time allotments for lecture/classroom topics and hands-on training activities. Lecture/Classroom topics include the following: Background Information on Asbestos, Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure, Protecting the Worker: Respirators and Protective Clothing, Establishing Type “C”: Supplied Air Systems, Establishing a Medical Surveillance Program, Pre-Work Activities & Considerations, Glovebag Techniques For Removal of Pipe Insulation, Preparing the Work Area and Establishing a Decontamination Unit, Confining and Minimizing Airborne Fibers, Safety & Health Considerations Other than Asbestos, Cleaning Up The Work Area, Waste Disposal Requirements, Sampling & Analytical Methodology, Post Removal Lockdown Procedures, Regulatory Updates.

This Asbestos Abatement Worker Initial Certification course is required for individuals who perform asbestos-related work activity. The asbestos abatement worker is responsible for activities that disturb asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) including asbestos removal, repair, encapsulation, enclosure and operations and maintenance. Certification as an asbestos abatement worker ensures that the individuals who perform asbestos related work activity are properly trained.

The Asbestos Worker Initial training course is 32 hours and provides in-depth knowledge and instruction on state-of-the-art asbestos abatement methods and procedures including extensive real-life practical experience that you can immediately apply to your work activity. Get certified today and start working tomorrow.

Asbestos Worker/Handler Initial Course Overview

  • Physical characteristics of asbestos
  • Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure
  • Employee personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • State-of-the-art work practices
  • Personal hygiene
  • Additional related safety hazards
  • Medical monitoring
  • Air monitoring
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Respiratory protection program development

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