Asbestos Awareness provides employees with important information, and helps employers comply with the training requirements of the OSHA Asbestos Standard. Before the negative health effects of asbestos were fully understood, this hazardous substance was used in thousands of products and building materials. And asbestos-containing materials can be found in many buildings even today. Employees such as custodial, engineering and maintenance staff need to understand the health risks associated with asbestos, be able to recognize asbestos hazards in their workplace and know what to do to protect themselves and others from exposure to asbestos.
Topics covered in this program:
Include information on asbestos… miracle and menace, the health effects of asbestos, thermal system insulation, sprayed-on materials, floor and ceiling tiles, protective equipment and safe work practices, decontamination and medical surveillance, and more.