The Advanced Asbestos Awareness in Schools training from ClickSafety is a certificate/card level course designed to meet the annual OSHA (40 CFR 763.92) and Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulatory requirements in one, two-hour course. Asbestos training is required upon initial assignment, as well as annually, for all those who perform housekeeping operations in area which asbestos containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos containing materials (PACM).
This particular training familiarizes participants with basic occupational safety and health principles, as well as essential techniques related to asbestos awareness in schools. This course is geared towards all maintenance and custodial personnel, but will benefit all those who may come into contact with ACM or PACM.
NOTICE: Any maintenance for custodial staff whose duties will result in the disturbance of ACM or PACM must receive an additional 14 hours of training prior to starting work.
ClickSafety’s Advanced Asbestos Awareness in Schools follows federal and state OSHA guidelines, as well as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. Participants will learn the general requirements for working in schools where ACM or PACM may be encountered. Specific course topics include the following:
- Asbestos basics
- Types of asbestos
- Asbestos fibers
- Asbestos exposure
- ACM inspection
- Health effects
- Laws & regulations
- Avoiding asbestos exposure
Specific industry terms covered throughout the three courses include the following:
- How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings – EPA
ClickSafety’s Advanced Asbestos Awareness in Schools course provides a thorough overview of general requirements for working in schools where ACM and/or PACM may be encountered. Upon successful completion of this course, participants can expect to:
- Have an understanding of what asbestos is and the many different forms it has
- Understand the health effects of asbestos and asbestos exposure
- Know how to identify and avoid asbestos exposure
- Review both EPA and OSHA programs and requirements regarding asbestos awareness