Who Should Take This Course?
This Asbestos Awareness course provides students with an understanding of the harmful effects of asbestos, the knowledge to avoid asbestos exposures, and the ability to identify work areas where asbestos may be present. It will also familiarize them with OSHA and EPA standards designed to protect workers on the job site, among many other important topics.
All workers who may be exposed to asbestos on the work site should take this course.
The objectives of this course are to inform students of the dangers of asbestos, industries and locations in which asbestos is common, and inform them of methods to protect themselves from exposure to asbestos.
The course will also introduce students to the EPA and OSHA standards that address asbestos in the workplace:
- 40 CFR Part 763 Subpart G
- 29 CFR 1926.1191
- 29 CFR 1915.1001
- 29 CFR 1910.1001
This course consists of 2 sections. Students are required to take each section sequentially as shown below.
This course has one final exam based upon the material in the 2 course sections.
The exam consists of 20 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass the exam.
If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
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 must receive additional training, when required by DOT, OSHA, or EPA standards, 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 that is supplied by their own company. 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.
Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. 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.
Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – 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.
Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – 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.
Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – 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 Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.