Asphalt Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want asphalt 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 asphalt training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for asphalt training?
What’s in the Asphalt Training Course?
Our Asphalt Safety Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on exposure, first aid, personal protection equipment (PPE), safe practices, hazards, 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, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for asphalt safety:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
Section 5 (a)(1) OSH act of 1970 – General Duty Clause on Training
1910 Subpart I – Personal Protective Equipment
1910.132 – General Requirements
1910.134 – Respiratory Protection
- Encompasses these Canadian Standards
OHS guidelines – Chemical agents and biological agents
Occupational Health and Safety Regulation – Part 08 Personal Protective equipment
Environmental Management Act – Asphalt Plant Regulations
Alberta Code of Practice for Paving Plants
The Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Code of Practice – Reduction of VOC Emissions From Cutback And Emulsified Asphalt.
Alberta – Alberta Labour OHS Regulations
Why do I need asphalt training?
In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine 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?
Recycling asphalt roads saves about $300 million each year. About 80% of asphalt that is removed is re-used. (Source: Wolf Paving)
Exposure to asphalt fumes affects over 500,000 people. (Source: OSHA)
Asphalt fumes can cause headaches, skin rashes, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat or eye irritation, coughing, breathing problems, or stomach problems. (Source: OSHA)
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