Asbestos Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want asbestos certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the asbestos training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for asbestos training?
What’s in the Asbestos Training Course?
Our Asbestos Awareness Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on exposure and diseases, identification, safe work practices, PPE, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
29 CFR 1910.1001 – Asbestos in General industry
29 CFR 1926.1101 – Asbestos in Construction
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
B.C. – Workplace B.C. Safe Work Practices for Handling Asbestos
Manitoba – Safe Work Manitoba
New Brunswick – Occupational Heath and Safety Act
Ontario – Ministry of Labor Ontario
Quebec – Legis Quebec Ch. 2.1, r. 13
Alberta – Alberta Labour OHS Regulations
Why do I need asbestos training?
In line with regulations, anyone who works around asbestos must receive training prior to working on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
Malignant mesothelioma has been linked to inhalation exposure to asbestos.
The latency period for malignant mesothelioma is generally 20 to 40 years.
From 1999-2015, there have been 45,221 deaths in the United States linked to malignant mesothelioma. (Source: CDC)
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