Awareness and Operations/Maintenance Training According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910 Occupational Exposure to Asbestos; Final Rule, Class IV work consists of housekeeping and custodial work in contact with previously installed ACM and PACM, and the clean-up of any debris on construction sites. Class IV workers must be trained pursuant to the asbestos awareness training program. This training includes information on the health risks associated with asbestos exposure, respiratory compliance, glovebag removal techniques, and cleaning regulations. The course will also include the new housekeeping and floor maintenance revisions in 29 CFR Part 1910.1001. The course is either a 2 hour awareness training course recommended strictly for educational purposes or a 16 hour Operations and Maintenance Course. This course outlines the health affects related to asbestos, safety, removal procedures, compliance issues, regulatory review, and respirator guidelines. This course is highly recommended for any maintenance or custodial personnel who may be doing “Class III” asbestos work which OSHA defines as: “repair and maintenance activities involving intentional disturbance or asbestos containing materials/presumed asbestos containing materials (ACM/PACM)”. If you or any of your workers are in contact with presumed asbestos containing materials, or have incidental contact with presumed asbestos containing materials, this class offers techniques and education on how to control these situations, and still be in compliance.
Asbestos Inspector is designed for persons who will identify, quantify, and sample asbestos containing materials. Asbestos Inspection" means those activities undertaken in a school building or a public or commercial building to specifically determine the presence or location or assess the condition of friable or nonfriable ACM or previously identified or suspected ACM, whether by visual or physical examination or by collecting samples of the materials. Asbestos Inspection includes reinspections of friable or nonfriable known or assumed ACM. The course teaches health and safety, the methods for identifying suspect materials, sampling techniques, regulations and guidelines, laboratories, and recordkeeping in a 24 hour course.
Asbestos Abatement Worker is designated for Class I & II workers. This course covers the basics for the removal and control of asbestos. It is a comprehensive four-day course which follows the Model Accreditation Plan as outlined by the EPA. Topics covered are personal protection equipment, health & safety, work practices, and state & federal regulations. Course includes extensive hands-on exercises.
Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor is designated for Class I & II Supervisors and Competent Persons. This course is designed for contractors and supervisors who will be managing abatement projects and supervising workers. It is a comprehensive five-day course which follows the Model Accreditation Plan as outlined by the EPA. Topics include personal protective equipment, work practices, safety & health, state & federal regulations, legal & insurance considerations, and sampling procedures. Tabletop exercises include a “pre-bid walkthrough” utilizing specification books and blueprints. Course includes extensive hands-on exercises.
The Asbestos Roofing Supervisor and Worker is designated for work on asbestos containing roofing materials only. It covers similar materials to the Abatement Worker and Supervisor courses above.
The Inspector, Worker, and Contractor/Supervisor courses, along with the appropriate refreshers, are offered at least once per month at S.A. Herbst & Associates training center. These courses, along with all others, can be scheduled at other times and locations to meet your needs.