Abestos Safety Training

Authorized Training Provider
Asbestos awareness training, together with additional ‘site specific’ information, meets the annual OSHA (1910.1001) and the EPA Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) regulatory requirements.

Asbestos awareness training is required upon initial assignment and annually for employees whose are exposed to airborne concentrations of asbestos at or above the permissible exposure limit (PEL) and/or excursion limit.

About Asbestos Training
Asbestos safety awareness training teaches students the proper handling of asbestos, a hazardous substance widely used in the construction industry because of its heat-resistant properties.

The course is intended to train and/or retrain company employees in the essential safety skills and knowledge for the handling and the procedures of dealing with asbestos.

Group Rates
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Course Information

Asbestos Safety

Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace - $20.00

Course Overview
The Asbestos Safety Training course teaches students the proper handling of asbestos, a hazardous substance widely used in the construction industry because of its heat-resistant properties.

This course introduces the students to the hazards of asbestos in the workplace and provides information about the measures that must be taken in order to minimize the effects of exposure to asbestos.

This course is an orientation and presents a basic understanding of asbestos and knowing how to avoid exposure is critical for employees whose work activities may bring them into contact with asbestos-containing materials.

Newly updated! Fully interactive training written by industry experts!

Hours: 1 hour

Pre-Requisites: None

Intended Audience
This asbestos awareness course is designed for workers in general industry, construction, and building trade.

  • Workers (New Hires and Annual Refresher)
  • Supervisors
  • Managers

Learning Objectives
This Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace online course addresses the hazards associated with asbestos. This safety course will also inform you about the need for workers who conduct asbestos abatement operations as licensed by a State or Federal agency. It is important to check your State’s specific asbestos abatement workers licensing requirements. Course topics include:

  • Asbestos Basics
  • Types of Asbestos
  • Asbestos Fibers
  • Asbestos Exposure
  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
  • ACM Inspection
  • Health Effects
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Avoiding Exposure

Subject Matter Expert
Michael Millsap - Mike has over 20 years experience in Environmental Health and Safety and is currently a certified Outreach Training Instructor with 360training.com.

Module Quizzes and Final Exam
All module quizzes require a score of 70% to proceed forward in the course. The exam will test your knowledge on information covered throughout the course. You must make a score of at least 70% to pass this course. You will be given up to three opportunities to pass each quiz and the final exam. If you do not pass after three tries, you will be locked out of this course will no longer be able to take your Outreach training in an online format.

Course Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a printable certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

Industry Terms

  • OSHA
  • EPA
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM)
  • Presumed Asbestos Containing Material (PACM)
  • Asbestos Hazards
  • Asbestos Safety Awareness
  • Asbestos Safety Compliance Training
  • OSHA (1910.1001)


Introduction to Asbestos Hazards
Workers can be exposed to asbestos fibers during activities that disturb asbestos-containing materials including during home or building construction, renovation or demolition.

OSHA is responsible for establishing standards to protect the health and safety of workers who may be exposed to asbestos in the work place. Through EPA's regulatory authority under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (PDF) (35 pp, 280 K, About PDF), the EPA is responsible for protecting state and local employees who may be exposed to asbestos from their jobs in states without an OSHA-approved state occupational safety and health plan who may be exposed to asbestos from their jobs.

EPA - Learn more about Asbestos

29 CFR 1926.1101 - OSHA's Asbestos Standard for the Construction Industry
Select a slide by clicking on the associated thumbnail, or download the entire PowerPoint Presentation {PPT - 397 KB].

EPA Accredited Training Requirements
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also provides requirements for asbestos inspectors and workers. Organizations that offer training courses must meet EPA guidelines.

Training for asbestos professionals is required under the EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP) which EPA issued under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA). The MAP requires the use of trained and accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos inspections or designing or conducting response actions at schools and public and commercial buildings. It provides guidance to states on the minimum training requirements for accrediting asbestos professionals. State training programs must be at least as stringent as the MAP. The MAP established five required training disciplines:

  • Worker
  • Contractor/supervisor
  • Inspector
  • Management planner, and
  • Project designer

In addition, one training discipline (project monitor) is recommended.

In addition to this initial training, asbestos professionals must take annual refresher training. The EPA determined that online training can satisfy this requirement in lieu of in-person training.

State Asbestos Contacts
Many states administer an asbestos program and your state department of environmental protection or health will be the best place to address asbestos questions that can not otherwise be answered with the information on this website. The states will also have the most up-to-date list of training courses for asbestos professionals.

Click here to view EPA States List of Contacts

Additional OSHA Training Materials

Additional Resources

  • Asbestos. OSHA Safety and Health Topic Page.

Asbestos Laws and Regulations

This page provides a listing of the laws and regulations pertaining to asbestos implemented by the EPA and certain other federal agencies. See more information on U.S. Federal Bans on Asbestos.


Course Information

RCRA 8 Hour Refresher - 8hrs

OSHA Authorized Training Provider: Courses meet Federal and State OSHA training requirements and provide compliance as required for asbestos training by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1001 and the EPA AHERA regulatory requirement. Powered by 360training.com.

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Hazards of Asbestos in the Workplace – 1hr – Price: $20.00

Legal Liabilities of Asbestos Inspectors – 2hrs – Price: $45.00
This course reviews liability issues and the basic concepts involved with insurance and bonding for professionals performing asbestos inspections.

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