Asbestos Safety Training
The Asbestos Safety Training teaches students the proper handling of asbestos, a hazardous substance widely used in the construction industry because of its heat-resistant properties. This course introduces the students to the hazards of asbestos in the workplace and provides information about the measures that must be taken in order to minimize the effects of exposure to asbestos.
|117-03 Asbestos and Silica Awareness||1||$25.00|
|Legal Liabilities of Asbestos Inspectors||2*||$45.00|
|Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace||1||$20.00|
|* Indicate course duration. The course is not for credit hours|
117-03 Asbestos and Silica Awareness – $25
When you complete this lesson, you will recognize the health risks associated with both asbestos & silica. You also will be able to identify ways to prevent exposure to these materials in the workplace.
Legal Liabilities of Asbestos Inspectors – $45
Inspectors face liability and litigation due to the critical role they play in the asbestos management process. The inspection report is an integral part of the management plan and is the basis for all subsequent actions taken by the school.
The inspection report provides guidance for the following:
- The development of operations and maintenance strategies
- The determination of response actions
If the inspector fails to document an area of asbestos-containing material in the school or if the inspector improperly assesses the condition of the asbestos-containing material and the building owner is sued, the inspector would almost certainly become involved in asbestos litigation.
During this lesson, we will review liability issues and the basic concepts involved with insurance and bonding for professionals performing asbestos inspections.
Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace – $20
Asbestos is a substance that has been used for centuries. Its heat-resistant properties make it almost indestructible; due to this property, asbestos have been widely used in the construction industry, especially for pipe and boiler insulation. Before 1973, asbestos was sprayed onto different surfaces for fire protection purposes, but this practice was banned due to the hazardous nature of asbestos. Furthermore, it is no longer used for insulating pipes and boilers. However, asbestos can still be found in many older buildings. Those who work in construction, repair, demolition and renovations are at a greater risk of contracting asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. There is no safe level for exposure to asbestos. This course introduces the students to the hazards of asbestos in the workplace and provides information about the measures that must be taken in order to minimize the effects of exposure to asbestos.