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Course Title:
Asbestos Awareness Training

Course Description:
Asbestos Awareness Training is a 2 hour session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to safely working in proximity to identified friable asbestos containing materials. The training will cover:

  • The training will be presented and address asbestos uses and forms, the health effects of asbestos, and typical locations of asbestos-containing building material (ACBM) within the buildings in which they work.
  • They will also be instructed who to call should they find suspect damaged materials.
  • The workers will also receive information regarding the recognition of deterioration, damage and delaminating of ACBM, and the location and availability of O&M plan.
  • The attendees should have a working knowledge of the O&M Plan including safety, access to ACBM, and re-inspections.
  • All workers attending the course will be informed of the importance of record keeping as well as employee record generation requirements.
  • State licenses and training requirements will also be discussed. The training will be provided by a qualified person, arranged by the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and funded by the requesting department.

Who Must Attend?
All employees working in close proximity to identified friable asbestos containing materials, and who may impact these materials as part of their work, shall attend the two hour awareness training.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial Asbestos Awareness Training must be completed within 30 days of hire.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Asbestos Awareness Training is required annually.

Trainer Contact Information:
Safety Specialist (EHS) at 401-863-1645

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 08/29/2006