Asbestos Training Materials
Free asbestos guidance documents, information, free downloads, regulations,
Training Materials for
OSHA's Asbestos Standards
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Online introductory training
Complete OSHA training resources
Why develop training materials from scratch when the OSHA Department of Labor's Office of
Training and Education has developed training materials covering provisions of the asbestos standards for general industry (
29 CFR 1910.1001
) and for the construction industry (
29 CFR 1926.1101
The materials for general industry are a
giving, in table form, the significant changes to the standard through June 1995.
The materials for the construction industry include a
describing significant issues addressed by the standard and a set of
detailing provisions of the standard.
A set of these materials has been provided to each of the following offices:
- EPA regulations have influenced OSHA asbestos training requirements. For removal of non-intact ("friable") asbestos in buildings, EPA requires "accreditation" training for workers and competent persons ("supervisors"). This training is identical to that required by OSHA for Class I and II work, but it must be obtained from an EPA-approved course provider. Class III and IV training is based on EPA "AHERA" requirements for schools.
Educational Resource Centers
provide EPA-approved training. Other non-profit course providers include
University of Kansas
University of Utah
Inspection Procedures for Occupational Exposure to Asbestos
. OSHA Directive CPL 2-2.63 (REVISED), (1995), 40 pages. Appendix B of this document includes a summary and comparison of OSHA and EPA training requirements.
Model Accreditation Plan
; 40 CFR Subpart E, Appendix C. Details EPA's "accreditation" requirements for workers and supervisors. Available as
file (18 pages), and a
- Training materials for EPA-developed asbestos courses can be purchased through
(search for "asbestos model curriculum").
Better still.... try this new online two-hour general awareness training program for the maintenance and custodial staffs of the Olathe School District. It's presented in both Spanish AND English, which makes it a valuable resource! it's called
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