Do You Need to Take the Asbestos Awareness Course?
Asbestos Awareness training is required for maintenance and custodial personnel who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or be exposed to them while performing cleaning or light maintenance duties. This training must be provided to employees at the start of their job assignment and in annual intervals thereafter.
The purpose of the course is to provide a basic overview of asbestos and its associated hazards in addition to satisfying the employee training requirements under OSHA regulations “Occupational Exposure to Asbestos.” The scope and content of this course is limited to the information essential to this requirement. This course meets both the OSHA Class IV Worker and EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) awareness training.
This training is NOT for those workers that perform asbestos abatement activities and does not provide equipment training for workers required to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on the job site. This is an asbestos awareness course which is very different from Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, and the NIOSH 582 Asbestos Fibers Sampling courses.
Choosing NET for Asbestos Awareness Training
With NET and HAZWOPER On Mobile, you can complete your Asbestos Awareness training from any device in any location.
Our system saves your progress as you go and lets you log in and out as your schedule allows.
U.S.-based support is available throughout the course.
An e-certificate is available for download immediately upon completing the course and a wallet card will be sent by mail.
The Asbestos Awareness course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .33 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .2 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Group discounts are available for parties of three or more people.
The Asbestos Awareness course consists of award-winning content and over 25 interactive animations with audio narration. An OSHA Study Timer tracks your progress as you navigate a series of self-grading quizzes and a final exam.
This course has been awarded .34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and is eligible for .2 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Our online Asbestos Awareness training course provides students with the information they will need to identify work areas where asbestos may be present, understand the harmful effects of asbestos, describe methods to avoid asbestos exposure, and become familiar with OSHA and EPA standards designed to protect workers on the job site, among many other important topics.
The two-hour course covers such topics as:
- Background information on asbestos
- Health effects of asbestos
- Worker protection programs
- Locations of asbestos-containing materials in the building
- Recognition of asbestos-containing materials damage and deterioration
- The O&M program for that building
This course meets both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Class IV Worker and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) awareness training.
Physical and On Site Requirements
This course has no on-site physical requirements. There are no prerequisites for the course.