OSHA's regulation 29 CFR 1910.1101... Occupational Exposure to Asbestos requires that all employees who could come into contact with materials that might contain asbestos be given appropriate training on working safely in these situations.
Asbestos is a serious health hazard commonly found in our environment today. It is with this understanding that this course has been developed to assist employers with their occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) mandated obligation to communicate the hazards of asbestos with general asbestos awareness course to their staff and other employees who may work with or around asbestos containing material. This training will provide the general aspects required by the OSHA Asbestos standard.
Employees are divided into four classes
-Classes I - III are employees whose work involves installing or disturbing materials that might contain asbestos.
-Class IV - this is the largest group of employees which involves employees that get involved in... maintenance and custodial activities to clean up waste and debris containing these type of materials.
Since many materials commonly used in buildings for many years (including ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring, and wall and pipe insulation) contain asbestos, this means that the regulation applies to virtually every custodial, janitorial and maintenance worker in the country.
Our "Asbestos Awareness" course has been created specifically to educate employees about the dangers of working with materials that may contain asbestos.
Upon successful completion of this course a certificate will be provided to all attendees and stay on file at BTS for proof and verification purposes for 5 years.
Students Will Learn: