Asbestos is a mineral fiber that naturally resists heat and corrosion. Due to its strength and durability, asbestos was commonly used in building materials and vehicle parts through most of the 20th century. Due to its dangerous health effects, asbestos was largely phased out, starting around 1980. But because it was used so commonly before that, there are still many places asbestos can be encountered. It is important to be aware if you are working in an area that contains, or has the potential to contain, asbestos. This awareness-level course is for people who work in areas with asbestos-containing material or presumed asbestos-containing material and need to know how to avoid disturbing it. High-risk activities such as mining asbestos, manufacturing asbestos-containing material and remediation of asbestos or removal of asbestos-containing material require extensive additional training. When learners have competed this course, they should be able to identify the basics of asbestos and identify standard exposure control measures.