It provides guidance to the states on the training requirements for asbestos control professionals. These training courses range in duration from 32 to 40 hours. This type of training is much more extensive than Types 1 and 2, although it should include many of the same elements.
OSHA's asbestos standard for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.1001 (j) (7) (iv) requires employers to provide an asbestos awareness training course for employees who perform housekeeping operations in areas where an asbestos-containing material (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing material (PACM) is present.
(i) The employer shall train each employee who is exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the PEL and/or excursion limit in accordance with the requirements of this section. The employer shall institute a training program and ensure employee participation in the program.
ASBESTOS AWARENESS TRAINING: 2 hour Asbestos Training Course ($100.00) This asbestos awareness training course provides a basic understanding of asbestos, its' hazards, and the ability to identify asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in the workplace. View more details and register for Asbestos Awareness Training
These standards reduce the risk to workers by requiring that employers provide personal exposure monitoring to assess the risk and hazard awareness training for operations where there is any potential exposure to asbestos. Airborne levels of asbestos are never to exceed legal worker exposure limits.
We also offer the five-day (40 hour) NIOSH 582e course, which fulfills the OSHA asbestos regulations for construction and general industries. Our asbestos safety classes are licensed by both federal and state environmental agencies. In addition to in-person training, we also offer some of our asbestos certification training online.
Asbestos Operations and Maintenance training and Designated Asbestos Coordinator training are also available from several Wisconsin training providers, though these courses do not meet any certification requirements. Select the type of class you are interested in to find a list of providers offering that training.