Asbestos Awareness

Course Introduction

This awareness-level course provides participants with basic information about asbestos and its hazards. It will help employees identify typical asbestos-containing materials within their work areas so that they can avoid exposure. This training does NOT qualify employees to work with asbestos-containing materials!

Course Details

In this course we will cover the NPFA 70E standard in a very simplified and practical way. We will cover how to recognize, evaluate and control electrical hazards including arc flash/ blast. Each employee will gain an understanding of the necessary tools needed to protect themselves in the real world.

Topics Include

  • Background to asbestos
  • Health hazards of asbestos
  • Uses and exposure potentials of asbestos
  • Standards and best practices
  • Hazard control techniques

Are Working Around Asbestos?

An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.