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Asbestos Awareness – Basic


Asbestos is a mineral fiber that has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of asbestos-containing material during product use, demolition work, building or home maintenance, repair, and remodeling.

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Asbestos Awareness – Basic


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Asbestos standard includes General Industry (29 CFR 1910) 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances 1910.1001 and Safety and Health for Construction (29 CFR 1910) 1926.1101.

Government Regulations:



Who Needs this Training?

The employer must train each employee who is likely to be exposed more than a PEL, and each employee who performs class I through class IV asbestos operations.

Dangers of Remaining Uncertified

By remaining uncertified workers increase their exposure to asbestos danger by being unaware of safety precautions.

Included Topics

Intro – 0:23

Topic 1: Introduction to Asbestos – 2:05

Topic 2: Hazards Associated with Asbestos – 3:36

Topic 3: Identifying Asbestos-Containing Material – 5:24

Topic 4: Preventing Exposure – 6:41

Topic 5: Working Near Asbestos – 4:21

Summary – 0:19

Course Layout
Course format consists of video instruction, intermediate quizzes, and Final Knowledge Check.

Course Duration

A minimum of 30 minutes is required to complete this course.

OSHA requires annual recertification for workers where occupational exposure takes place.


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