OSHA Asbestos Awareness For Contractors
Instructor: Gilberto Martinez
8:30am to 12:30pm

Classroom Location:
11000 SW Barbur Blvd, Ste #100
Portland, OR 97219

(Snacks & Beverages Provided)

OSHA Asbestos Awareness For Contractors is a 4hr live class for Residential and Commercial Contractors.

This class is currently offered in Spanish ONLY.

This Asbestos Awareness course is a live class designed especially for building maintenance, and trades persons who will conduct operations which may contact or disturb asbestos in buildings. It is intended to review the source and history of asbestos, and the health effects associated with asbestos exposure. We will discuss the regulations, both federal and state, which limit the activities you may perform relating to asbestos. Finally, we will discuss recognizing damaged and deteriorated asbestos-containing materials.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) requires this training course for employees who fall under Class IV asbestos work. Class IV asbestos work entails activities performed by maintenance and custodial employees which contact, but do not disturb asbestos containing material (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing material (PACM). Asbestos containing materials (ACM) is any material that contains more than one percent (>1%) asbestos. Presumed asbestos containing materials (PACM) includes thermal system insulation (TSI) or surfacing material found in buildings constructed prior to 1981.

Intended Audience:

Construction and building maintenance personnel who work in commercial buildings and schools and who may come into contact with asbestos-containing material.

Course Objectives:

Students completing the Asbestos Awareness for Contractors class will know what asbestos is, be able to identify asbestos when encountered, know what to do in the case of asbestos, and the requirements for testing for asbestos. Students will also learn key terminology, and the applicable OSHA, EPA, and DEQ standards for handling asbestos.

Topics to be Covered Include:

  • Background Information on Asbestos

  • Health Effects Associated with Asbestos

  • Recognizing Damage, Deterioration, & De-Lamination of Asbestos-Containing Building Material (ACBM)

  • Regulatory Guidelines at the State and Federal Level

This class is approved for 4 credit hours of Continuing Education credits with Oregon Construction Contractor Board

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