Asbestos Awareness

Course: Asbestos Awareness

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course is designed to empower the participant with the skills and knowledge to work safely, effectively and efficiently on an asbestos abatement job site. Correct asbestos abatement techniques as well as safety and health information regarding this hazardous substance will be presented. Students will also cover California Title 8 regulations, Section 1529(q) and Section 341.15.

Goals/Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes:

Define the following terms and acronyms:
  • ACM
  • EPA
  • Asbestos Fiber
  • Friable asbestos-containing material
  • Micron
  • Non-friable asbestos-containing material
  • PACM
  • PEL
  • SM
  • TSI

  • List the six types of asbestos, as defined by OSHA.
  • List the two most common types of asbestos used in construction.
  • Explain the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos-containing materials.
  • Know and understand the OSHA permissible exposure limit for asbestos. 
  • Describe a Class I asbestos work activity.
  • Describe a Class II asbestos work activity.
  • Describe a Class III asbestos work activity.
  • Describe a Class IV asbestos work activity. 
Goals/Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes -Continued:
  • Identify the two major routes of entry for asbestos into the body.
  • Explain the relationship between smoking and exposure to asbestos.
  • List three diseases linked to occupational asbestos exposure and describe the symptoms of each disease.
  • Name the body organs affected by asbestos exposures and explain how asbestos affects each one. 
  • List three protective mechanisms the body uses to get rid of asbestos fibers, and explain how these mechanisms work. 
Students will receive and be quizzed as a group and provided a written exam to ensure comprehension of subject matters discussed.

Documentations: Sign in sheets are required to document the number of students that will receive a certificate of completion, issued upon completion. Please allow up to 48 hours notice on class sizes greater than 30.
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